Articles by: Isabel Gamarra

Continuity and opportunity, Puerto Rican students find second home at FIU

Continuity and opportunity, Puerto Rican students find second home at FIU

Keren M. Negrón Losada, 20, was born in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, and moved to  Puerto Rico when she was […]

#FutureIsUs: Initiative highlights FIU’s contributions to the community

#FutureIsUs: Initiative highlights FIU’s contributions to the community

As part of the 2025 strategic plan, the Florida Board of Governors and State University System have made community engagement one […]

Join #TalentDay: Social media campaign puts spotlight on South Florida talent

Join #TalentDay: Social media campaign puts spotlight on South Florida talent

A recent article by the Miami Herald on an executive survey conducted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and CPA firm […]

Hands-on demo teaches local youth about careers in aviation

Hands-on demo teaches local youth about careers in aviation

More than 50 local high school students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Miami […]

VP of Engagement featured on Silicon Valley’s top podcast

VP of Engagement featured on Silicon Valley’s top podcast

FIU Vice President for Engagement Saif Y. Ishoof recently was featured on Breaking into Startups, one of Silicon Valley’s top podcast. Ishoof […]

Members of the Puerto Rico Alliance of Florida with Mayor Maurice A. Ferre

Symposium raises funds for FIU Puerto Rican students, reveals results of study

More than 300 national advocates, elected officials, stakeholders, journalists and prominent members of the Puerto Rican community came together to […]

FIU volunteers join Comcast to beautify Sweetwater Elementary

FIU volunteers join Comcast to beautify Sweetwater Elementary

In partnership with Comcast for the nation-wide volunteer event—Comcast Cares Day— FIU’s Frost Art Museum, the Office of Engagement and […]

Applying the athlete’s mindset to business success

Applying the athlete’s mindset to business success

In 2006, when Doug Jones ’05 attended the Florida Association of Independent Agents insurance convention, he never imagined he’d meet […]

Undergrad research symposium winners enrich South Florida science community

Undergrad research symposium winners enrich South Florida science community

When Alejandro Hernandez won first place in the poster presentation at the Life Sciences South Florida’s (LSSF) STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium […]

Students land dream jobs with local municipality

Students land dream jobs with local municipality

An innovative collaboration between FIU and the City of Miami Beach is forging new career paths for dozens of FIU students. […]

City Manager Jimmy Morales  in his American Government classroom

City manager, police chief teach FIU dual enrollment courses

  Imagine taking a U.S. government class with a current city manager who is a Harvard-trained lawyer and has nearly 20 years of […]

Alina Parbtani, Assistant Director of Engagement, Joanna Garcia, Associate Director,Center for Leadership and Service, 	
Patricia Lopez-Guerrero, Director, Center for Leadership and Service

FIU named Engaged Campus of the Year

In recognition of the university’s commitment to community engagement and public service, FIU was recognized as the Engaged Campus of the […]

A little cafecito with your collaboration

A little cafecito with your collaboration

Research by well-regarded MIT management professor Thomas Allarn tells us that creating “collaboration and collision spaces enables communication for inspiration.” In […]

Internship program introduces high school students to different career fields

Internship program introduces high school students to different career fields

  High school senior Sebastian Sanchez spent his five-week  internship scouring FIU websites to ensure they were compliant with the Americans […]

FIYou: James Knapp

FIYou: James Knapp

Name: James Knapp ’05, MS ’08 Hometown: Pembroke Pines/ Hollywood Job Title/Department: Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, FIU Office of Engagement. […]