Meet Our Staff

First Year Experience is here to support students and their families in their transition to the University. For questions or requests for assistance, please email or call us at 407-823-5105 (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm EST). You can also learn more about our student leaders.

Orientation Team Applications are Now Open!

Are you interested in welcoming new students to the University of Central Florida? 2021 Orientation Team Applications are now open! Learn more and apply by visiting Email with any questions!

Elizabeth Manuel

Interim Director

James Kelly

Interim Associate Director

Jamil Johnson

Academic Coordinator

Jenny Karpinski

Transition Programs Coordinator

Hope Wade

Administrative Assistant III

Alan Holtz

Office Support Assistant

Matt Winstel

Office Support Assistant

Casey Mashburn

Orientation & Transition Programs Graduate Assistant


Abiola Sasore

SLS 1501 Program Graduate Assistant

Hannah Ward

Orientation & Transition Programs Graduate Assistant


Assistant Director


Orientation Coordinator