Meet Our Staff
Boca Raton campus
Anna Anoufrieva , Academic Advisor, Language, Linguistics, & Comparative Literature
"My name is Anna Anoufrieva. If you have any questions about languages and/or linguistics and why learning those subjects is important for your life and career, get in touch with me. I will help you. I think helping others is my calling. Whether my title was a counselor, therapist, success coach, interpreter, or massage therapist, I was and I am always there to help resolve any issues you may have and discover how to enrich your life experience. My approach is informed by my studies at Syracuse University in the MFT Master’s program. I completed my undergraduate studies in Russia with the concentration in Informational Science/ Librarian Studies and certifications in Nursing and Massage Therapy. My love of learning led me to engage in coaching, leadership, and diversity training programs. Dancing, yoga, traveling, Zumba or any other gym class, nature, poetry, music and good movies are things that make me happy. My friends and family keep me alive. Once again, feel free to make an appointment with me for any questions!"
David Fooce , Academic Advisor
"Hello, I’m David Fooce, an academic advisor for the College on the Boca Raton Campus. I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio having earned my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Anthropology from The Ohio State University. I’ve also completed work towards a doctorate degree in social and cultural foundations of education through the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU. My experiences in academia, beyond being a student, have been within academic advising and classroom instruction across a variety of subjects. I come to the field of academic advising with a passion for teaching and learning, a commitment to helping others realize their intellectual and academic best and a love for the higher education environment."
, Academic Advisor, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
"Hello! My name is Erika Green and I am an Academic Advisor within the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies on the Boca Raton campus. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I attended Colorado State University where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Technical Communication with a minor in Ethnic Studies. I was extremely inspired by the care and support that I received from the CSU staff and faculty, and that helped me realize that I wanted to have a similar impact on college students. In pursuing this dream, I attended Texas A&M University and received a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration. Over the past few years, I have come to truly appreciate the importance of higher education and the value that college students bring to their institutions and ultimately to the world. I am privileged to be able to work with college students along their journeys through college and helping them visualize their potential for academic and personal success. I am excited to be at FAU and I look forward to working with you!."
Gina Joseph , Academic Advisor, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
"Hi! My name is Gina Joseph and I am the Academic Advisor for the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies on the Boca campus. I was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved to Florida to attend college. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Barry University in Miami Shores. I have worked in higher education for 10 years in various areas including Admissions, Orientation and Leadership Development. I decided to pursue a career in higher education because I had such an invaluable and enriching experience during my undergraduate academic career. Along my academic journey, many wonderful individuals provided me with guidance but no one more than my academic advisor (Thank you Dr. Sirimangkala!). Being privileged to have had the experiences I did while in college, I knew I wanted to dedicate my professional career to creating an environment where others could be as fortunate. If I can be of assistance to you while you pursue your academic goals, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop in during walk-in advising."
Sandi Lent , Academic Advisor, Visual Arts & Art History
"Hello. My name is Sandi Lent. I’m currently the Academic Advisor in the Department of Visual Arts & Art History. My position at the University is to serve as a resource and assist students in meeting their educational goals. I believe education is a life-long/ongoing process.I’m from upstate New York, where I was a full-time studio artist after completing my Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Since moving to South Florida, I’ve also completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from FAU. I’m an active member of the FAU Potters’ Guild."
Shantelle Maxwell , Academic Advisor, English
"My name is Shantelle Maxwell and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida International University, and a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. I have a Post-graduate Certificate in Grant Writing, and I am on the road to obtaining a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. With more than ten years of experience in education, I am now currently at FAU, where I enjoy helping students set sensible academic goals for themselves while keeping their dreams and goals in high regard.In 2006, I spearheaded the Tim Bergel Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to graduating high school seniors from Naples High School. In 2008, I founded Kristin’s Closet, a non-profit organization that donates new and gently used items of clothing to underprivileged students.Fun fact: I love reading J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jodi Picoult novels, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, and anything Shakespeare."
Laura Mooney , Director
"Hello! My name is Laura Mooney and I am the Director of Student Academic Services for the College of Arts and Letters. Most of my time is spent on the Boca Raton campus, although I do make visits as frequently as possible to the Davie and downtown Fort Lauderdale campuses. I am originally from snowy Buffalo, New York and have been in South Florida for several years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College, a small, private institution in Buffalo. I also earned my master’s degree there in College Student Personnel Administration. I have worked in higher education for over ten years and specifically chose the field of advisement because I wanted to help support students achieve their academic goals as I was helped throughout my undergraduate career. As I was a working student with little support, I know how challenging it is sometimes to attain your academic goals. However, I also strongly believe in the value of higher education and in the student/advisor relationship. I always encourage students to utilize their advisor as a resource as I (admittedly) did not use mine most effectively as an undergraduate. I don’t want other students to have that same experience, especially when help is available!"
Evelyn Morris , Academic Advisor
"Hello, my name is Evelyn Morris and I am an Academic Advisor on the Boca Raton campus. I have been advising undergraduates in the College of Arts & Letters for four years and have more than two decades of public service experience. I view academic advising as an extension of my career in public service. I truly enjoy helping people to realize their goal of earning a college degree and recognize that navigating the requirements may be challenging for some. Whether you are a first time in college student or a non-traditional student seeking to enhance your marketability in an increasingly competitive job market, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in meeting your personal, professional and academic goals."
Brittany Ross , Academic Advisor
"My name is Brittany Ross and I was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but raised right here in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I attended Clemson University for my undergraduate studies earning my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish. I then went on to the University of Florida and earned my Masters in Higher Education. Here at Florida Atlantic I am an Academic Advisor and Instructor for SLS1503. This was an easy choice for a career because I believe in the power of education and equipping individuals with the knowledge of how to access and navigate the world of higher learning. My goal is to earn my Ph.D. and become rich (in either order) so that I can provide educational access to those who are less fortunate and can only dream of attending a college or university. I love traveling and really desire to see as much of God's beautiful earth as possible. I've lived in South America and Asia. If you see me walking around campus, feel free to say hey!"
Davie/Ft. Lauderdale campus
Suzy Owen , Academic Advisor
"Greetings! My name is Suzy Owen. I grew up in a very small town in Illinois. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University. While earning my degree at EIU, I spent a summer studying and traveling in Mexico and a Christmas vacation exploring the Amazon jungle. I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities available at FAU. Over the years I have worked in many jobs in the field of education because I enjoy working with students. For the last 13 years, I have been with FAU. I spent my first two years in the Registrar's Office in Davie and then moved to the Student Academic Services Office of the College of Arts & Letters. In Davie, I advise for all the Arts & Letters majors which are available on the Davie campus. In Fort Lauderdale, I advise for the Multimedia Studies majors and Art majors offered on the Fort Lauderdale campus. Please stop by and visit our new "green" building, Davie West or see me at the "Tower" in Fort Lauderdale."