Undergraduate / Graduate Advising


You may make an appointment to see an academic advisor during these times of the week:
Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-4:00pm



** Appointments should only be made if you have a hold such as a PDC, SOM or GPA. Please email your advisor to schedule an appointment or call the department at 305-348-7500.

Note: All days and times are subject to change due to trainings, meetings, and group advising. Please call the department for the most updated availability for that day/week.


Cory Fairfield
Academic Advisor

Cory Fairfield began his career with the College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts in November of 2017 and originally started working for FIU at Onestop Enrollment Services. Cory currently advises students for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Programs. He completed both his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees here at Florida International University and is currently working towards an Ed.D in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Cory received a B.S. with Honors in Recreation and Sports Management and an M.A. in Disaster Management.

Cory Fairfield (cfairfie@fiu.edu ) will see students with last names beginning with L – Z

Michelle Fields
Academic Advisor

Michelle Fields comes to CARTA with over 6 years of advising experience. She started advising at Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus. She then transitioned to FIU’s department of Politics and International Relations and quickly became the lead advisor of the department. She has two bachelor degrees from FIU: one in Art, with a minor in Art History, and one in Religious Studies. Once she finished her undergraduate degrees, Michelle decided that higher education was her true calling and enrolled in the Master of Science program in Higher Education Administration, which she earned in 2013 from FIU.  Michelle now serves as an academic advisor for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.

Michelle Fields (mifields@fiu.edu) will see students with last names beginning with A – K

Maria Calderin
Office Coordinator

Maria Calderin was born in Cuba and arrived in the United States with her family in 1961. She graduated from Miami Dade College with an associate’s degree. She worked at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Sciences for 19 years as an Administrative Assistant. From 2010 to 2011, she worked as a temporary employee at the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, and then as Office Manager at the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios since its opening in September 2011. In March 2015, she became the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts’s Office Coordinator for the Student Services and Advising Center.