Sr. Administrative Services Coordinator
Caitlin Maxcy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with minors in Music and Spanish at Stetson University in DeLand, FL and has recently earned a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University. She has over 12 years of experience in customer service and administration. Prior to joining the Art + Art History Department, she worked at The Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach and the international contemporary and modern art fair company, Art Miami. She is currently working as the Sr. Administrative Services Coordinator and is responsible for the management and coordination of the Art + Art History Department.
Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
As Coordinator of Academic Support Services, Rodriguez Barake oversees internships, accreditation, data input, collection, and analysis. He also is in charge of creating exhibition opportunities for students, admissions, recruitment and retention for the Department of Art + Art History. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice from FIU; Thesis on Alternative Spaces, Cultural Production and the coalescence of Art + Industry. His previous body of research was in Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art with an emphasis on Brazil. He is a proud Golden Panther, having earned both his Bachelors of Fine Arts, and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies at FIU.
Academic Advisor III
Office: PCA 274
Maida has a true passion to change students’ lives through education and has devoted herself to teaching and advising. She joined FIU in May 2011 as an academic advisor for the College of Undergraduate Education and became part of the CARTA family in the year 2013. She currently advises Art + Art History students. Prior to FIU, Maida worked at Miami Dade for three years where she began her advising career in Advisement and Career Services. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Havana: A Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Tourism and Marketing.
Academic Advisor II
Office: PCA 274
Lauren began her career at FIU in 2018 as an academic advisor for Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Previously, she was employed at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami for seven years as an academic support advisor . She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s of Education Degree in School Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Digital Arts Lab Manager
Alexander Pantin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from University of Miami in Miami, FL. He is currently pursuing a second Bachelor of Arts in Animation at Lynn University. He has over 8 years of experience in customer service. Prior to joining the Art + Art History Department, he worked at West Dade Community Services, a social service non-profit. He is currently working as the Digital Art Lab Manager and is responsible for the management of the lab and 3D Printing Room. The lab is capable of digital fabrication, 3d printing, laser cutting, 3d scanning, digital imaging, and video.
Digital Photography Lab Manager
Lissette is a Cuban-born photographer whose work deals with the exploration of memory, place, and lineage. She received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. Lissette has exhibited extensively in solo and collective shows nationally and internationally, and has also been selected as a finalist for various photographic awards, including the 2013 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Award. She is an alumni of Oolite arts (ArtCenter/South Florida), where she spent 6 years in their residency program. She has been an Adjunct Professor and Lab Manager at FIU since 2006.