Israel Fontoura came to FAU as a transfer student in 2018 and is graduating this summer with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism. During his time at FAU, he's been the managing editor of the University Press and also traveled to Israel and Palestine as a Student Leader Delegate with Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach County.
Off-campus, he's held leadership positions with organizations like March For Our Lives. This Fall, he will be attending Columbia University's School of Journalism to receive an M.S. in Journalism.
School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
Clubs and Organizations:
Urban Male Initiative, First-Generation Student Success, Accounting Student Association (ASA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and Beta Alpha Psi.
Words to live by:
“The best thing in life is that everything is temporary. The worst thing in life is that everything is temporary.”
What’s one thing every FAU student should experience?
Become a part of an organization or club on campus. Getting involved in the FAU community has definitely changed my life in ways I couldn't imagine.
What is the most difficult thing about college, and how do you overcome that challenge?
The most difficult thing is balancing jobs, internships, and classes. The best thing is to have a planner or a calendar to write out all your tasks so you don't feel overwhelmed. It's so easy to slip into procrastination sometimes but try to use your time wisely.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are so many resources on campus that can help you like the Career Center, CAPS, or tutoring.