Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

Kennedy Robinson

Director, Multicultural Programs

Madison Rodas

Assoc. Director, Student Affairs Program

Undergraduate Student Staff

Vanessa Bonilla
Vanessa Bonilla | Executive Producer, MSA Productions 
Major | Motion Pictures Screenwriting and Broadcast Journalism 
Class of 2023
Vanessa Bonilla is a first-generation student at the University of Miami. She is currently double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Motion Pictures. Bonilla was born in Miami to Colombian parents. Bonilla is very proud to be Latina and is honored to be able to show the diverse beauty within the UM campus through film as executive producer of MSA's newest department: MSA Productions.
Fun Fact: Vanessa loves to dance bachata and salsa! 
Juan Flechas
Juan Flechas | Student Organization Liaison, Data and Evaluation Student Assistant
Major | Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Class of 2024
Juan was born in Orlando but raised in Colombia. He is studying biomedical Engineering and has a minor in Military science. He is part of the ARMY ROTC program and also does research on spinal cord injuries at the medical campus. He is aspiring to become a senior scientist once he commissions as a second lieutenant. He is very involved in student organizations and has served as a member of the executive board for most of them.
Fun Fact: I am trilingual (Fluent in Spanish, German, and English).
Isaiah Frazier
Isaiah Fraizer | Student Organization Development Liaison
Major |  
Class of 
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Zuri Greenlee
Zuri Greenlee | MSA Productions Cinematographer
Major | Exercise Physiology
Class of 
Zuri leads MSA Productions this year at MSA. She is an Exercise Physiology major with a Psychology minor.
Fun Fact: I am the oldest sibling, I love basketball, and MUSIC is my life (I DJ, do photography, and videography).
Lia Mussie
Lia Mussie | Belonging and Leadership Coordinator
Major |  
Class of 
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Hikari Sanchez
Hikari Sanchez | Special Programs Coordinator/Student Staff Development
Major |  
Class of 
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Gabbi Tolbert Gabbie Tolbert | Special Programs & Media Strategist Student Assistant 
Major | General Business 
Class of 2025
My name is Gabbie Tolbert. I am currently a business major here at UM with interests in psychology and real estate. With my family heritage from Monrovia, Liberia, I was born and raised in Howard County Maryland. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and spending time with family and friends. I have recently been exploring my interest in working out and pursuing one of my many passions; styling and braiding hair.
Fun Fact: I really like fashion and would love to help plan a fashion show or event in the field in that near future.
Lindsey Wanton Lindsey Wanton | Branding and Creative Designer/Student Staff Development 
Major | Art Studio
Class of 
Lindsey majors in art studio and is looking to transfer into the business school and minoring in graphic design. I was born in Gainesville, FL, but raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Fun Fact: I was born on the 4th of July!


Graduate Student Staff

Guerdiana Thelomar
Guerdiana Thelomar | Graduate Assistant
Major | Community Well-Being
Class of 
Guerdiana Thelomar is a vibrant and passionate Haitian American higher education professional from Miami, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Visual Journalism and a minor in African Studies. She later earned her master's in education at the university of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where she focused on international education, specifically examining the educational migration patterns of Caribbean youth, diaspora engagement, and the phenomenon most commonly known as "Brain Drain". Additionally, Guerdiana formerly served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Miami. She oversaw the selection processes for all the Honors, Special Programs, and Premier Scholarships while assisting with the university's multicultural recruitment efforts.
Currently, as a third-year doctoral student in the School of Education's Community Well-Being program, Guerdiana's current research interests focus on the experiences and well-being of Black women navigating predominantly White institutions of higher learning. Overall, due to her profound interest in addressing social inequities, Guerdiana has developed a deep commitment to social justice work and creating spaces that equip people with the tools they need to become catalysts of transformational change.
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Kativon Makary
Kativon Makary | Graduate Student Employee
Major | Community Well-Being
Class of 
Kativonis a Community Well-being Ph.D. student. She was born and raised in Southeast LA by Egyptian immigrants.
Fun Fact: She does the political spoken word for an anti-capitalist art collective in South Florida called Art for the People.
Yurong Chen
Yurong Chen | Practicum Student
Major | Higher Education
Class of 
International student from China and I studied abroad in the US since 2016. I am currently pursuing a major in Higher Education, a field I'm deeply passionate about. During my leisure time, I find immense joy in drawing, paper cutting, and origami. I consider it a great privilege to be a member of the MSA, as it allows me to explore the rich tapestry of diversity within the UM.
Fun Fact: I have three cats (Lily, Hei, and Dayday)!