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Meet the Student Success Team

Success Coaches help FIU Online students adjust to their new fully online learning experience. We help our students create a plan to work towards their goals, while maximizing the resources and services available to them. Here are some of the topics we review in our coaching conversations:  

  • Learning How to Succeed Online
    • Time Management
    • Study approaches
    • Organizational Skills
    • Communication Support
  • Connecting to University Resources
    • Tutoring
    • Online librarians
    • Career Services
  • Goal Setting & Professional Development
  • Coaching through Course-Related Struggles

Eduardo Leon

Success Coach

When not playing basketball or coaching youth athletes, Eduardo Leon enjoys using his coaching background to help FIU Online students have the best and strongest educational experience. In his role, he supports fully online students to ensure they are able to succeed as they pursue their degrees.

Contact: edleon@fiu.edu

Jackie Coello

Success Coach

As a non-traditional student, Jackie Coello understands the need for a strong support system. Jackie leans on her experiences to help guide and empower students to reach their academic goals.

Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and is currently pursuing her online master’s degree in Global Strategic Communications at FIU.

Contact: jamacast@fiu.edu

Janessa Guzman

Success Coach

Janessa Guzman is a proud FIU alum and holds both a bachelor's degree and master's degree from FIU. She believes in supporting and encouraging her students to reach the goals they have set for themselves. Knowing the hard work and dedication it takes to complete an online degree while juggling other life obligations, Janessa is passionate about being a strong support system for fully online students. She ensures that the students she coaches have what they need to succeed. Even during her off time, Janessa is a coach! She has been a cheerleading and dance instructor for a traveling competition cheer and dance program for over 16 years.

Contact: janguzma@fiu.edu

Nahum Jean-Louis

Success Coach

Nahum Jean-Louis has been teaching and coaching students for nearly ten years. Helping students reaching their goals is a passion that has guided his entire career. As a proud FIU alum, Nahum is happy to use his knowledge and experience to guide students toward a successful educational journey.

Nahum graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration at Florida International University. Currently, he is working on his dissertation research for his doctoral degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University with a concentration on Curriculum and Teaching.

Contact: njeanlou@fiu.edu

Shequesta Scott

Success Coach

Shequesta Scott is a Student Success Coach for FIU Online. She is passionate about assisting students achieve their personal, professional and educational goals. Shequesta feels privileged to play a role in the success of the students she works with.

Shequesta will be pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration.

Contact: shescott@fiu.edu

Stephanie Pacheco

Success Coach

As a prior FIU Online student, Stephanie Pacheco recognizes the importance of having a strong support system while taking an online degree and is enthusiastic about helping students succeed through their entire education to graduation.

Contact stpachec@fiu.edu

Yoana Corro

Success Coach

Yoana Corro is an FIU alum and holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from FIU. She is excited at the opportunity to help fully online students pursue and earn their degrees. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and singing karaoke.

Contact: ycorro@fiu.edu

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Your Success Team

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If you are interested in learning more about success coaching or if you are looking for your coach, contact us. Once you are connected with your coach, the two of you will:

  • Collaborate
  • Figure out what you are looking for
  • Talk about strategies for success
  • Share experiences
  • Get to know each other

Call: 305-348-3125 (then press 4)

Email: olcoach@fiu.edu