Michelle is in the Counselor Education Master’s program at UCF studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She did her undergrad at UF and majored in Psychology and English. In her free time she enjoys desperately trying to keep house plants alive, reading science-fantasy novels and hanging out with her cats.

Major: School Counseling

Standing: Graduate Student

Career Goals: To become a school counselor in an elementary school!

Hobbies: I like to go to the beach, take pictures, and hangout with my friends.

Favorite UCF Memory: Going to the football games with my friends!!

Forensic Science Major.

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Standing: Senior

Career Goals: I want to work as a traveling Speech-Language Pathologist and bring speech therapy services to underserved and low-income areas.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends, visiting state and national parks, and photography!

Favorite UCF Memory: Finally catching a duck during my last Spirit Splash!


she is currently in the Educational Leadership MA, Higher Education/College Teaching and Leadership with a specialty in medical sociology program here at UCF. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Higher Education and become a dean of students or a president of a university one day. She is originally from Chicago Illinois but lived mostly in Naples, Florida. As an undergrad she was an active member in Psi Chi, a research lab, was a TA for multiple courses, and held an internship at a psychological day practice as well. In her off time she enjoys fitness, sports and spending time with my friends and family. 


Erika Staiger currently serves as the Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction

Before coming to SARC, Erika served in a variety of administrative and teaching roles at the University of South Florida. Most recently, she was the Coordinator of the USF Writing Studio, where she managed and trained undergraduate, graduate, and professional writing tutors. Prior to that, she worked as a writing tutor and taught courses in English Composition, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. Throughout all her roles, Erika has always been passionate about helping students succeed in college and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to make a difference in the lives of students.

When she is not at work, Erika enjoys reading, going to theme parks, and writing fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various literary publications including Permafrost, Black Fox Literary Magazine, and in the print anthology What Doesn’t Kill You: An Anthology of YA Short Fiction.