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.
Coordinator, ACE/Access and Outreach Programs
· Florida Atlantic University – M.Ed in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education Leadership
· Florida Atlantic University – B.A. in English Education
Jessica Johnson currently serves as the Coordinator for the Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) Program and the Access Program. She also coordinates outreach like tabling and academic success workshops for the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC).
Before coming to UCF, Jessica worked as a Graduate Assistant for Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Non-Science Tutors for the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) Office at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She also worked as a Peer Academic Coach with college freshmen and completed various teaching internships at secondary schools.
When Jessica is not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games, playing guitar, attending concerts, reading, writing, and working out.
- Jennifer Franklin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. She is currently a master’s student in UCF’s College of Community Innovation and Education pursuing an MA in the School Counseling track of Counselor Education. Jennifer grew up in Palm Harbor, FL a town on the Gulf of Mexico. As an undergraduate student she was an active member of the UF Wildlife Society, a student researcher in an ornithology lab, and an executive board member of the service sorority Omega Phi Alpha. After graduation she worked at an animal hospital and an animal shelter before returning to grad school to follow her passion in school counseling. Outside of academics she enjoys painting, reading, birding, loving on her many animals, and spending time with loved ones.
- University of South Florida—M.F.A. in Creative Writing, 2019
- Michigan State University—B.A. in English, 2016
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.
Has been employed with SARC/UTC since Fall 2017