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Timothy Vincent







Name: Timothy Vincent
Position: Director
Hometown: Pensacola, Fl.
Classification: Junior
Email Contact: tjv13c@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Timothy is currently double majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography. He plans to pursue areas of international and domestic internships to build experience in poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, and youth development. Timothy began building his foundation as a student leader during his freshman year as a participant of FLI and continued serving the program the following year as the Administrative Facilitator. In his free time Timothy enjoys competing with the FSU Beach Volleyball team, watching Game of Thrones, and making corny jokes. Timothy hopes that through serving as the Director of the Freshman Leadership Institute he can provide an actively engaged environment for incoming freshmen to grow into the most authentic version of themselves.

Campus Involvement:
         -Asian American Student Union
-Environmental Service Program
-FSU LeaderShape
-FSU Mentoring Institute
-FSU Service Scholars
-Garnet and Gold Goes Green
-Garnet and Gold Scholar Society
-PeaceJam Southeast











Timothy Vincent







Name: Stacey Pierre
Position: Assistant Director
Hometown: Miramar, Fl.
Classification: Sophomore
Email Contact: sep15f@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Stacey is currently majoring in Biology. In the future, she plans to use this degree to enter the medical field as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OBGYN). Her aspirations of entering the medical field originate from her innate desire to provide medical assistance for women in developing nations. Stacey began her leadership experience through her participation with FLI during her freshman year. From there she went on to serve as a Foundation Fellow through the Student Foundation in order to continue learning ways in which she could contribute to the FSU community. During her downtime Stacey enjoys volunteering at the urban agricultural farm known as iGrow, watching Divorce Court and gazing at the clear blue sky on Landis Green. As the current Assistant Director of the Freshman Leadership Institute, Stacey wishes to utilize her previous experiences to empower to become the best version of themselves both at FSU and in life

Campus Involvement:
-           -CARE
-          - Service Leadership Seminar
-          - FSU Service Scholars
-          - FSU Leadership Logic
-          - 2016 Orientation Leader
-          - PeaceJam Southeast
-          - Youth Mentor  
-           - Foundation Fellow   











Timothy Vincent







Name: Tashana Shields
Position: Facilitator of Administration
Hometown: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Classification: Senior
Email Contact: ts13f@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Tashana is a third year Junior pursuing a dual degree in Criminology and Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. She is originally from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica but hails from the sunny and beautiful South Florida. A strong believer in the idea that passionate involvement in the things that you love reflect ones true character, Tashana believes that no matter what issue you are most passionate about you can make a difference. She hopes to stand as an example to others that your circumstances do not define who you are. Being a former foster care youth, Tashana aims to spread awareness about foster care and first generational students and how being involved on campus can help you achieve your goals. Involvement has been a key component of Tashana’s Florida State experience and she aims to keep spreading the importance of leadership and membership on campus. Tashana strongly believes that Florida State University is a campus that allows any student to truly exemplify what it means to wear Garnet and Gold.

Areas of Involvement:

  • C.A.R.E. Leadership Board Alumni/ Fundraising Co-Chair
  • 2014-2016 Hands of Hope Co- Secretary
  • 2016-2017 NPHC Secretary
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated Secretary
  • Global Scholars
  • 2016-2017 UROP Facilitator
  • 2016-2017 Peer Involvement Mentor
  • Unconquered Scholars











Timothy Vincent







Name: Brunella McCann
Position: Facilitator of Operations
Hometown: Miami, Fl.
Classification: Sophomore
Email Contact: bdm15b@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Brunella is a Creative Writing major minoring in Classical Civilizations, who hopes to attend medical school and become a clinical geneticist after graduation. When she isn't listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, she's creating scenes with her friends as a part of the No Bears Allowed Improv Comedy troupe. As Facilitator of Operations, Brunella wishes to provide incoming freshman with a strong support system that allows them to grow as leaders in an environment that allows them to be themselves.

Campus Involvement:
-Freshman Leadership Institute
-Garnet and Gold Guides
-No Bears Allowed











Timothy Vincent






Name: Ashleigh Anderson
Position: Facilitator of Mentors
Classification: Junior
Email Contact: aaa14r@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Ashleigh Anderson is studying Political Science and English. She is originally from Tampa, Florida, but has found a home here at Florida State University. She is involved in several organizations on campus including the Student Alumni Association and the Executive Branch of SGA.  Ashleigh recently completed her two year term with the 67th-68th Student Senate and Social and Events Chair for the Black Student Union. Ashleigh is passionate about equality for all, ensuring that everyone, no matter their race or socioeconomic status, has an equal shot at all opportunities. She is also passionate about mentorship and the power of networking! Ashleigh hopes to enhance the Seminole experience for incoming freshmen and be part of something bigger than herself.

Campus Involvement:
-Black Student Union
-Critical Thinking Initiatives Advisory Board
-Student Alumni Association
-Student Government Association











Timothy Vincent







Name: Amanda Dioguardi
Position: Facilitator of Activities
Classification: Sophomore
Email Contact: ald15j@my.fsu.edu
Bio: Amanda Dioguardi is a sophomore at FSU who is a part of the FSU-Teach Mathematics program. She aspires to become a high school math teacher to help mold the minds of the next generation. During her time in high school, Amanda was part of the International Baccalaureate program and participated in Relay for Life all four years. When not studying, Amanda enjoys ice skating and musical theater. Part of her heart was left in South Africa when she went on a mission trip to the Manaleni Achievement Center during her sophomore and junior years of high school. Amanda is excited to serve as the Facilitator of Activities for the Freshman Leadership Institute during the Fall of 2016. She is looking forward to fostering relationships with the next class of Noles!


Campus Involvement:
-FSU Honors Program
-Phi Eta Sigma
-Wesley Foundation



















Student Program Coordinator: Carolyn Harris
Phone: 850-644-48500




If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at fsufreshmanleadershipinstitute@gmail.com