Micki Pannozzo Meyer
Micki Pannozzo Meyer serves as the Lord Family Director of Community Engagement at Rollins College. She collaborates with faculty across disciplines and passions in providing students the opportunity to serve and create change in the community through service-learning and engagement. Micki also works extensively with students in helping them to identify their passion in creating positive change in our local and global communities.
Micki received a BS in human communication and media management from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and master of arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. She served as the assistant director for the LEAD scholars program at the University of Central Florida for four years before joining the Rollins College family in fall 2005.
Micki is a learner, observer, and active community member. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband David, working on her new house, engaging in the community, staying active with friends, watching NFL and college football, reading, and participating in arts and photography.
Meredith Hein serves as the associate director for the Office of Community Engagement at Rollins College. She completed her master's degree in education leadership: student personnel administration at UCF in May of 2007. A native Floridian, she is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Meredith feels that working in higher education allows her to continually learn from those around her, as well as to teach. Meredith loves to learn and laugh, and as a member of the Rollins community, she gets the opportunity to do that on a daily basis.
Motivating, teaching, and giving back to others is what inspires Meredith to be only a small part of such an amazingly engaged community. She plays an active role in overseeing the Bonner and SPARC programs. For Meredith, it is more than watching the students grow after 4 years of college, it is as Lao Tzu once said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Additionally, in her free time, Meredith loves spending time with friends and family. She also really enjoys dining out, watching movies, playing with her dog Jack, rooting on the Yankees and catching up on sleep!
Marissa Corrente serves as the assistant director for the Office of Community Engagement at Rollins College. Originally from Rhode Island, she received her BA in English from Bates College and her MA in Educational Leadership – Higher Ed. from the University of Central Florida. Prior to coming to Rollins, she spent over five years working with local universities here in Central Florida. Extremely excited about joining the Community Engagement team, Marissa can’t wait to put her passions into action.
A strong believer in the power of education, Marissa loves working with students and helping them connect their interests with the needs of the community. Marissa oversees the Democracy Project, leads programming initiatives, and coordinates assessment. She also works with faculty to develop service-learning opportunities and with community partners to create meaningful and sustainable partnerships.
In her free time, Marissa loves spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys serving her community, learning from those around her, reading, spending time at the beach, and traveling. Please don’t hesitate to stop by her office and say hello!
Yadi Elrod is originally from Puerto Rico and grew up in Sebring, FL. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s in Leadership from Belhaven University.
Yadi previously worked at Rollins College in the Human Resources department and comes to us with non-profit experience. Prior to joining the OCE team, Yadi worked at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission and has gained experience working with various community partners in order to help strengthen and improve our local community.
Yadi’s interests include spending time with her family and friends, Bible study, being involved with church activities, exercising with her dog, Kiki, traveling, playing soccer, and learning about different cultures and languages.
Yadi is a great first point of contact for the department and is always willing to help find an answer or track down another team member. Contact Yadi regarding the JUMP bus, reimbursements, community partner meetings and general questions about Community Engagement at Rollins.
Luisa De Guzman
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luisa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rollins. A proud member of the class of 2011, she was engaged in several service and leadership activities during her undergraduate career that include the Dance Marathon Executive Board, the Panhellenic Council Executive Board, and the RCC Peer Mentor Program. Luisa served this past year as an AmeriCorps Public Ally in an inner city elementary school in Miami, Florida as a Tutor and Program Coordinator. She hopes to bring this experience to the Fern Creek Mentoring Program and the “Pathways to College” college access program. She enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, volunteering, playing tennis, going to theme parks, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Gabrielle is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Community Engagement. She graduated from Rollins College with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate student she was a mentor at Fern Creek Elementary, a work study in OCE, and an intern at the American Lung Association. She also held two leadership roles as an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Gabrielle is an MBA candidate at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins, with an expected graduation in May 2014. She has studied abroad in Costa Rica, London, and Lyon, France. Gabrielle advises JUMP, coordinates Pathways to College, works on assessment of OCE objectives, co-leads the annual Hunger Banquet and sits on various committees for large-scale OCE events. Outside of her OCE duties she enjoys traveling, photography, running, spending time at the beach, lying in hammocks, and eating lots of good food (especially sushi and veggie burgers from Burgerfi).
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