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Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising
Ferrell Commons
Building 7G, Room 203
Phone: 407-823-3033
Fax: 407-823-0175
Email:phpladvising@ucf.edu

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Meet the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Staff
Dr. Erin Myszkowski
  • Name: Erin Myszkowski, Director
  • Email: ErinM@ucf.edu
  • Education:
  Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Higher Education & Policy Studies Track
University of Central Florida
  M.S. Educational Psychology   University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
  B.S. Human Development & Family Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Biography:   
  • Dr. Erin Myszkowski became the Director of PHPL Advising in June 2015. Previously, she was the Associate Director since December 2012 and the Assistant Director since July 2009. Her responsibilities in PHPL Advising include advising Pre-Professional students on a daily basis; creating, coordinating, and assessing office programs and policies; conducting mock interviews; and tracking data/analyzing statistics related to UCF student applications, acceptances, and matriculations to health professional schools and law schools. Erin has been published in The Advisor, the national journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), and has presented her research at conferences at the national level (NAAHP), regional level (SAAHP), and state level (Florida Pre-Health Advisors Meeting). Erin joined UCF in September 2006 as a Coordinator/Advisor in the College of Sciences Academic Services (COSAS) office. Prior to working at UCF, Erin worked for 2.5 years as a Student Services Coordinator in Education Portfolios and Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Erin's current research interests include Pre-Health students who complete prerequisite coursework at community/state colleges.
Kimberly Finley
  M.A. Educational Leadership
Student Personnel Higher Education
University of Central Florida
  B.S. Psychology University of Central Florida
  • Biography:   
  • Kimberly Finley joined the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in July of 2014. She spent her previous years at Valencia College where she held responsibilities as an Academic Advisor, Student Development Advisor, and Supervisor of the Peer Educator program. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs, assisting in office outreach initiatives, conducting mock interviews, and managing special projects.
Chauntrice Riley-Stanford
  • Name: Chauntrice Riley-Stanford, Coordinator, Academic Advising Services
  • Email: Criley@ucf.edu
  • Education:
  M.A. Career and Technical Education University of Central Florida
  B.S. Health Informatics and Information Management University of Central Florida
  B.S. Health Services Administration University of Central Florida
  • Biography:   
  • Chauntrice Riley-Stanford joined the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in April 2016. Before joining PHPL Advising, Chauntrice spent the last 10 years here at UCF in the College of Sciences where she held responsibilities over that time as Peer Advisor, Program Assistant and Academic Advisor. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs, assisting in office outreach initiatives, conducting mock interviews, and managing special projects.
Michelle Hightower
  M.A. Counselor Education-School Counseling University of Central Florida
  B.S.W. Social Work University of Central Florida
  • Biography:   
  • Michelle Hightower recently joined the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in September 2016. Although a recent addition to the staff at PHPL Advising, Michelle is familiar with the office serving as a Graduate Assistant during 2014 and 2015. After graduating with her Master's degree, she became an Academic Advisor within the UCF College of Nursing where she worked with graduate and non-degree students. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs, assisting in office outreach initiatives, conducting mock interviews, and managing special projects.
Susie Yantz
  • Biography:
  • Susie Yantz is a true native of our Sunshine State. She has been with UCF since 1995, having worked before that time with the Orange County Public School system. At UCF, she learned the Pre-Professional "ropes" under Dr. Budd Berringer's tutelage in the Pre-Health Professions Advisement Office until his passing, and then continued her relationship with that office under Dr. Genaro Lopez. Her current position with PHPL Advising involves working with student applicants and assisting them with the compilation of their Letters Packet to professional schools.
Jessica Soto
  • Name: Jessica Soto, Office Manager
  • Email: Jessica.Soto@ucf.edu
  • Education:
      B.S. Health Sciences
    Pre-Clinical Track
    University of Central Florida
  • Biography:
  • Jessica M. Soto is a native New Yorker who relocated to Florida with her family in 2005. She joined PHPL Advising in June 2010 as a Student Assistant while she attended UCF as an undergraduate. She completed her B.S. in Health Sciences (Pre-Clinical Track) at UCF in 2011. As the Office Manager, Jessica coordinates the office budget and other administrative tasks including purchasing, travel, and supervising student assistants.
James Culhane
  • Name: James Culhane, Graduate Assistant
  • Email: phpladvising@ucf.edu
  • Graduate Program: Counselor Education
Amber Gross
  • Name: Amber Gross, Graduate Assistant
  • Email: phpladvising@ucf.edu
  • Graduate Program: Applied Exercise Physiology
Caitlyn Baker
  • Name: Caitlyn Baker, Personal Statement Reviewer
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: English Creative Writing Track
  • Minor: Writing and Rhetoric
Giuliana Morais
  • Name: Giuliana Morais, Special Projects
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
Enrique Blanco
  • Name: Enrique Blanco, Student Assistant
  • Email: phpladvising@ucf.edu
  • Year at UCF: Senior
  • Major: Chemistry-Biochemistry Track
Joanna Marie Diaz
  • Name: Joanna Marie Diaz, Student Assistant
  • Email: phpladvising@ucf.edu
  • Year at UCF: Sophomore
  • Major: Legal Studies and Psychology
Karina Pabon
  • Name: Karina Pabon, Student Assistant
  • Email: phpladvising@ucf.edu
  • Year at UCF: Senior
  • Major: Psychology