Meet Our StaffBoca Raton campus
Ashley Anderson , Academic Advisor, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
"Hello! My name is Ashley Anderson and I am an Academic Advisor within the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies on the Boca Raton campus. I was born in San Diego, CA but raised in Deerfield Beach, FL. I attended Florida Atlantic University and received my BA in Multimedia Studies: Film/Video as well as my MA in Communication with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies accompanying both degrees. I’ve taught here at FAU both as a graduate student and adjunct, teaching Film Appreciation and Public Speaking. I also teach Public Speaking at Broward College Online but started teaching in traditional classrooms for about a year before making the switch to strictly on-line courses. I enjoy teaching and being able to showcase my passion for students and student achievement. This ongoing practice enables me to remain aware of what students’ needs are and how to better guide them through this ever changing atmosphere of higher education. Higher Education has always been a passion of mine and specifically within the Communication Arts. I love to see students obtain their goals (which can often feel like a distant dream) and become college graduates (and maybe even graduate school applicants)! I’m happy to be here again at Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Communication and Multimedia Studies and I’m happy to help you reach your goals of becoming a college graduate!"
Anna Anoufrieva , Academic Advisor, Languages, Linguistics, & Comparative Literature
"My name is Anna Anoufrieva. If you have any questions about languages and/or linguistics and why learning those subjects is important for your life and career, get in touch with me. I will help you. I think helping others is my calling. Whether my title was a counselor, therapist, success coach, interpreter, or massage therapist, I was and I am always there to help resolve any issues you may have and discover how to enrich your life experience. My approach is informed by my studies at Syracuse University in the MFT Master’s program. I completed my undergraduate studies in Russia with the concentration in Informational Science/ Librarian Studies and certifications in Nursing and Massage Therapy. My love of learning led me to engage in coaching, leadership, and diversity training programs. Dancing, yoga, traveling, Zumba or any other gym class, nature, poetry, music and good movies are things that make me happy. My friends and family keep me alive. Once again, feel free to make an appointment with me for any questions!"
Diana Burgos , Academic Advisor, English
"Greetings, my name is Diana Burgos and I advise students who are currently majoring or minoring in English. Congratulations on embarking towards your English degree or minor and don’t be shy about asking me questions! Whether you want to know more about the kinds of academic writing, creative writing, and English internship opportunities offered in your track or you want to talk about the nitty gritty specifics of how and why this degree will propel you towards future professional and/or academic success, I’m always open to discussing these and other English-related curiosities. English just happens to be my number one favorite subject. Translation is a close second. I was originally born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated with my family at age six to Delray Beach, where I continue to live and attend endless downtown festivals, dabble extensively in Spanish, and earn a self-proclaimed honorary black belt in hurricane preparedness. Rainy days when you can write or just hear a good scary story told by an orator who enunciates for suspense, bilingual tongue twisters, mythology/folklore, classic Hayao Miyazaki films, and music sung in other languages are a few of my daily joys. Florida Atlantic University is also a second home to me – I earned both my Bachelor of Arts in English and my Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fiction from here. I’ve also taught English Composition courses here and in Palm Beach State College. Throughout my transition from college to the professional realm, I’ve come to experience the pivotal ways in which the written word continues to shape our world and how a strong and well-learned command of the English language – how obtaining a higher education degree in English – directly translates into success and empowerment for individuals across a vast spectrum of professional fields. I’m excited to work with you as you continue to transform your academic and professional aspirations into a concrete reality and I look forward to meeting you"
Dorran Glasser , Academic Advisor
"Hello! My name is Dorran Glasser and I am an Academic Advisor within the College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University. I am from Miami, FL but grew up in Orlando, FL. For college I attended the University of North Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I then continued on to the University of West Florida where I received my Master of Education with a focus in Higher Education Administration. My passion for Higher Education and student development directly transcends into helping individuals develop and refine their personal and professional goals into a reality. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your degree(s) of choice!"
, Assistant Director
Laura Mooney , Director"Hello! My name is Laura Mooney and I am the Director of Student Academic Services for the College of Arts and Letters. Most of my time is spent on the Boca Raton campus, although I do make visits as frequently as possible to the Davie campus. I am originally from snowy Buffalo, New York and have been in South Florida for several years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College, a small, private institution in Buffalo. I also earned my master’s degree there in College Student Personnel Administration. I have worked in higher education for over ten years and specifically chose the field of advisement because I wanted to help support students achieve their academic goals as I was helped throughout my undergraduate career. As I was a working student with little support, I know how challenging it is sometimes to attain your academic goals. However, I also strongly believe in the value of higher education and in the student/advisor relationship. I always encourage students to utilize their advisor as a resource as I (admittedly) did not use mine most effectively as an undergraduate. I don’t want other students to have that same experience, especially when help is available!"
, Academic Advisor,
School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
& Visual Arts & Art History
Hollie Pruden , Academic Advisor"Hello! My name is Hollie Pruden and I am an Academic Advisor within the College of Arts and Letters. I am originally from Evansville, Indiana and have been in Florida nearly seven years. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Sarasota and a Master of Arts in Education with a major in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. My love of advising and interest in student development led me to Kansas State University where I also earned a Master of Science in Academic Advising. Having previously served in both academic and career advising roles, I have had the pleasure of working alongside countless students throughout some of the most exciting times in their educational journeys. I take great pride in the partnerships I form with my students and look forward to partnering with you as you bring your academic and professional dreams to life.
Sherry Rix , Academic AdvisorGreetings students! My name is Sherry Rix and I am one of the Advisors in the College of Arts and Letters. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport in upstate New York. After graduation I realized there were places to live where you did not have to shovel snow and fight the ice…so I headed to sunny Florida. I received my Master’s degree from University of South Florida (USF) in Adult and Higher Education. I have been privileged to serve students in several different roles at different universities. I have found great satisfaction listening to students as they talk about their future academic, career and personal goals. As a student I found my college advisor to be my “go to person”. I built a relationship with my advisor that served me well beyond getting my bachelor’s degree. My advisor was a teacher and mentor who steered me to many great opportunities while in college that I would have never been aware of otherwise. I am always excited to meet new students, see returning students and am here to listen if you are looking for that “go to person”. You must plan for success, NOT hope to get there by chance, so let us help you plan your success.
Suzy Owen , Academic Advisor
"Greetings! My name is Suzy Owen. I grew up in a very small town in Illinois. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University. While earning my degree at EIU, I spent a summer studying and traveling in Mexico and a Christmas vacation exploring the Amazon jungle. I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities available at FAU. Over the years I have worked in many jobs in the field of education because I enjoy working with students. For the last 13 years, I have been with FAU. I spent my first two years in the Registrar's Office in Davie and then moved to the Student Academic Services Office of the College of Arts & Letters. In Davie, I advise for all the Arts & Letters majors which are available on the Davie campus. Please stop by and visit our new "green" building, Davie West."