Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Very Important Panther: Regynald G. Washington ’74 Chief Executive Officer, Hojeij Branded Foods Bachelor of Science in international hotel and restaurant […]

The essence of Pantherness

The essence of Pantherness

This collaborative piece brought together the talents of several members of the videography team—and it shows! Registering high on the […]

South Beach soirée

South Beach soirée

“Every year, FIU plays a huge role in the production of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and every […]

A novelist shares his secrets

A novelist shares his secrets

“For all the videos I’ve made for FIU, which include pieces about research expeditions to Papua New Guinea and Alaska, […]

A spotlight on the deserving

A spotlight on the deserving

“Joseph Sanchez was recognized at one of the Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies as a Worlds Ahead graduate, someone who during his […]

A riff on ‘Friends’

A riff on ‘Friends’

“Most video projects involve shooting many hours of video in hopes of capturing a story somewhere in there. Then comes […]

Most viewed ever: An April Fool’s joke goes viral

Most viewed ever: An April Fool’s joke goes viral

What started as a tongue-in-cheek play on all things 305 turned into the most watched FIU video in history. Only […]

From homelessness to hope

From homelessness to hope

“I wanted the video to tell an impactful story, so I went in well-prepared. I asked Ana Ramos, who directs […]

Editor’s picks: Must-see videos

Editor’s picks: Must-see videos

In the six years since FIU Magazine first posted an issue online, it has showcased many excellent videos. Among the greats […]

Worth another look: Videos from the vault

Worth another look: Videos from the vault

A proud and talented group of videographers tells the story of FIU every day. With decades of combined experience, the […]

Capturing cancer research on campus

Capturing cancer research on campus

“Either you start with a great story, find inspiration in the words or, in my case, find a song that moves […]

Female movers and shakers get energized at campus event

Female movers and shakers get energized at campus event

The GC ballroom has set a record for the most positivity and good energy exhibited there in a single day. […]

Florida brain gain: FIU is ensuring that Sunshine State employers find the talent they need in new graduates

Florida brain gain: FIU is ensuring that Sunshine State employers find the talent they need in new graduates

Brian Castillo is the kind of young professional Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to see more of. With a BS […]

FIU a major presence at eMerge Americas

FIU a major presence at eMerge Americas

FIU came on like gangbusters this week at eMerge Americas, the international tech conference that annually gathers thousands of movers […]

Keeping secrets: FIU alumnus a dark web sleuth

Keeping secrets: FIU alumnus a dark web sleuth

There’s a reason it’s called the Secret Service. Even two years after retiring from the agency, former covert operative Robert […]