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Josh Young

Young, Josh

College-Wide Director

Contact Information:
305-237-7477
jyoung@mdc.edu

Josh Young has helped lead service-learning, civic engagement and community-campus partnerships with Miami Dade College since 1994. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia and master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from Florida State University. He served two tours with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa and Paraguay, South America, and he ran summer community service programs for youth for four summers in the Dominican Republic with Visions International. Josh has been a national service-learning mentor with the American Association of Community Colleges and has extensive experience leading workshops for faculty, students, community partners, and administrators around the nation.


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Cristy Calderon-Coto

Calderon-Coto, Cristy A.

Director of Kendall Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-0631
ccalder1@mdc.edu

Cristy A. Calderón-Coto joined Miami Dade College in 2013 as the first Coordinator for the Brazilian STEM Grant - “Science Without Borders”. She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Caribbean Studies from Florida State University. Currently, Cristy is a doctoral candidate from the University of Delaware School of Education and Human Development. Her passion for service stems from her undergraduate years in college. She attributes her success, retention and completion of a college degree to the service and service learning opportunities she was provided as a student. As a professional, Cristy has worked in Admissions, Advisement, Leadership and Service, International Grant Programs and more. One of Cristy’s greatest accomplishments was opening an alternative spring break site in her parents native country, Costa Rica. One of her favorite quotes is by Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

 


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Corrinne Lockamy

Lockamy, Corrinne

Director of Hialeah and West Campuses

Contact Information:
305-237-8743
clockamy@mdc.edu

Corrinne M. Lockamy joined the MDC Community in 2008 as an AmeriCorps *VISTA at the Hialeah Campus. After completing a year and a half of service, she then worked for a Title-V STEM grant called Project V-Coach, where she was a career adviser, she then also became a Student Life Skills (SLS) adjunct instructor. Prior to MDC, Corrinne has worked at both Barry University and Nova Southeastern University. Now as Director of iCED at the Hialeah Campus and MDC-West, she has brought her experience to help students take advantage of all the resources iCED has to offer, using a lens of career exploration through service-learning and civic engagement. Corrinne believes in M. Gandhi's quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". She hopes to inspire others to live by this as well. She has a bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Barry University and a master degree in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Corrinne is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Behavior from Nova Southeastern University.


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Rebecca  Pelham

Pelham, Rebecca

Director of North Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-8380
rpelham@mdc.edu

Rebecca Pelham is the Director at iCED North, after serving for two years as an AmeriCorps *VISTA at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in the role of Student Engagement Coordinator. After attaining a Bachelor’s in Comparative Literature and in Dance from Bard College she earned a Master’s in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami. She loves learning from and working with the strong and vibrant community at Miami Dade College.


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Tamica Ramos

Ramos, Tamica

Director of Wolfson and InterAmerican Campuses

Contact Information:
305-237-7470
tramos@mdc.edu

Tamica Ramos has served as a Campus Director for the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy since 2005. Previously, she worked as the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs at Barry University. Tamica is originally from Providence, R.I., where she worked as the Assistant Executive Director of Youth In Action, a nonprofit organization that develops at-risk youth into community leaders. In 2000, Tamica earned her BA from Brown University where she studied African American Studies and Development Studies.


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Viesha Andrews

Andrews, Viesha

Peace Jam Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Contact Information:
305-237-6617
vandrews@mdc.edu

Born and raised in Miami, Viesha Andrews began her collegiate career at Miami Dade College where she studied at both the Kendall and Wolfson campuses. Shortly after, she transferred to Florida State University in Tallahassee to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies. While at Florida State, she served as a mentor and coach for Peacejam Southeast. Being a member of Peacejam was an integral part of her development as a social change agent. While in Tallahassee, she began to take an active interest in the well-being of her surrounding communities by being an executive member of two identity-based organizations which advocated for students within the Black and LGBTQ+ communities. Because of her own marginalized identities and experiences, she is committed to speaking up for the voiceless and working to create spaces of empowerment for them to do so. She is passionate about the empowerment and liberation of all Black and Brown people as well as the LGBTQ+ community and immigrants’ rights and the all-around development of young social change agents.


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Chantal Camuglia

Camuglia, Chantal

Coordinator of Kendall Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-2692
ccamugli@mdc.edu

Chantal Camuglia began working at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus in 2012 as a clerk for the Events & Rentals department before transferring to the position of administrative assistant for the Director of Athletics. In August 2016 she graduated with high honors from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Political Science, a Pre-Law certificate, and a certificate in Law, Ethics and Society. She believes in the empowerment civic engagement provides students and the community, and how that partnership translates into a mutually beneficial future. As the Program Coordinator she hopes to integrate new approaches and outreach initiatives to promote growth within iCED and community partners. One of her favorite quotes is by C.S Lewis: “Only a real risk can test the reality of a belief.”


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Alison Kasney

Kasney, Alison

Coordinator of InterAmerican Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-6734
akasney@mdc.edu

Alison Kasney received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is a current candidate for a Master of Science in Education in the program of Community and Social Change at University of Miami. Alison has worked extensively with youth from early childhood to young adult in a variety of settings, and brings this experience combined with a passion for youth empowerment to Miami Dade College. Her most favorite experiences with young people have been through experiential education, specifically backpacking, snowboarding, and mountain biking with them through the Rocky Mountains. She believes through service-learning and civic engagement students' personal character and community networks can be strengthened to support their educational and career paths. Alison's personal commitment to MDC InterAmerican is to "inform herself to inform others" in order to provide actionable opportunities for change.


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Linda Levin

Levin, Linda

Coordinator of Homestead Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-5205
llevin@mdc.edu

Linda Levin has been the Homestead Campus iCED Coordinator since 2015. She has more than 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the areas of leadership training and development, recruitment, and board management. Prior to MDC, Linda served as the Membership and Outreach Coordinator at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, and worked extensively with college students at the University of Miami, both at the Hillel Jewish Student Center and in the Department of Residence Life. Linda is passionate about working with college students to promote service-learning and community outreach, and particularly enjoys assisting students in career exploration. Linda earned a Master Degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


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Raisa Sequeira

Sequeira, Raisa

Coordinator of West Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-8960
rsequeir@mdc.edu

A proud Miami native, Raisa is an MDC Alumna, class of 2009. She has been a human rights activist since the age of 17, when she was first inspired by Amnesty International. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at University of Central Florida, with minors in Cognitives Sciences and Philosophy, and a certificate in Leadership Studies. As an undergraduate student, she participated in an Alternative Break trip to Memphis, Tennessee which was focused on the issue of Human Rights. When she returned to Miami in 2014, she soon participated in the Miami Community Leadership Institute sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services. Shortly after receiving her certificate, she was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women to represent her hometown District 13. She has an affinity for the non-profit ("for purpose") sector and advocates community outreach and interdependence amongst like-minded agencies. Raisa's various interests include Positive Psychology, altruism, compassion, meditation, reiki, art and personal development. She is most enthusiastic about helping others, and aspires to be a motivational speaker and author.


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