Nora received her BA in English & Secondary Education from Mercer University in 1997 and her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel/Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. Nora worked as a Full Time Hall Director at James Madison University for two years before joining the Housing staff at UF in 2002. Nora worked as a Residence Director and Residence Life Coordinator during her two years with UF’s Housing Office. In 2004, Nora was selected as the first Director of Off Campus Life at UF. Nora truly enjoys working with off campus students because it allows her to educate students and work closely with the city of Gainesville community members and city staff. Nora loves being a Gainesville resident and especially enjoys the beautiful Florida weather and Gainesville parks.
Born and raised in Iowa, Julie moved to Florida in 2017 to continue her education. Julie graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2019 with a BS in Event Management and graduated from UCF again in 2021 with a MA in Educational Leadership: Higher Education/Student Personnel and a Graduate Certificate in Housing & Residence Life. Before joining UF’s Off Campus Life, Julie worked multiple positions at UCF and was with Valencia College’s Office of Student Development for over two years. Julie has a passion working with and for students and is excited to serve the students of UF and the city of Gainesville. In her free time, you can find Julie exploring Gainesville or down in Orlando at one of the theme parks.
Brad is currently enrolled in the UF Student Personnel in Higher Education program and plans to graduate in 2022. He received a BS in Natural Resources Conservation and a minor in Forestry from Virginia Tech in 2020. While in undergrad at Virginia Tech, Brad worked closely with New Student and Family Programs, Housing and Residence Life, and the VT Alumni Association. Brad also played trumpet for four years in Virginia Tech’s marching band, the Marching Virginians. In his free time, you can find him exploring Gainesville restaurants or hiking and photographing the amazing trails and state parks in the area. Overall, Brad is really excited to work with off campus students and to help advise the incredible Off Campus Ambassador team.
Kamila is a freshman at UF majoring in Marketing and is currently planning on getting a minor in wealth management. Kamila is originally from Puerto Rico, but has lived in Orlando most of her life before coming to Gainesville. Back in high school she ran cross country, played basketball, and was a peer minister at her church’s youth group. Her favorite part about Gainesville is that everything is so close! She is very excited to obtain real world experience doing social media as well as helping others find new activities to explore in Gainesville. In her free time you can find her baking fun goodies, outdoors and trying something new, or in dance class.