Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

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 […]

Very Important Panther: Myrna Soto ’93 discusses cybersecurity, attributes of a strong leader

Very Important Panther: Myrna Soto ’93 discusses cybersecurity, attributes of a strong leader

Myrna Soto ’93 • Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Corporation • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, […]

Spring 2018 class notes

Spring 2018 class notes

1990s Gabriel Rincón-Mora ’92, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, was elected a fellow of the National Academy of […]

A ‘secret’ resource for boosting grades

A ‘secret’ resource for boosting grades

Shedner Agenor in January made a resolution to improve his GPA. The sophomore pre-med student in past semesters had “decent” […]

Medical mission team honored for hurricane work

Medical mission team honored for hurricane work

The South Florida community on Wednesday celebrated selflessness in the face of disaster. Local officials and university personnel together recognized […]

U.N. Ambassador Haley meets community, students on campus

U.N. Ambassador Haley meets community, students on campus

Fresh from a trip to Central America, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made a stop on Friday […]