Administration

Caitlin Maxcy
Administrative Services Coordinator
cmaxcy@fiu.edu
305-348-7819

Caitlin Maxcy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with minors in Music and Spanish at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. She has over 8 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 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
crodri@fiu.edu
305-348-6648

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.

Evelyn Martinez
Financial Analyst
emartine@fiu.edu
305-348-6268

Evelyn Martinez is the financial analyst for the Art + Art History Department. Evelyn is the coordinator of the department budget and contracts. She received a Masters in Public Administration from FIU.

Advising

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
maida.purdy@fiu.edu
Ext. 73539

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.

Maria M. Henriquez, MPA
Academic Advisor II
mparrill@fiu.edu
Ext. 77486

Maria M. Henriquez began her career at Florida International University (FIU) in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in Admissions. She joined the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts in August 2019 as an Academic Advisor for the Department of Art + Art History. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Public Administration from FIU.

Katherine Jones
Advising Office Assistant

Katherine Jones is a Student Assistant for the department of Art + Art History. She has over two years of customer service experience and is an undergraduate student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Art and a minor in Art History from FIU.

Facilities and Studio Labs

Yanara Ferreiro
Office Specialist
yferreir@fiu.edu
305-348-2897

Yanara Ferreiro earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a minor in Art History from Florida International University. She has over 8 years of experiences providing administrative and customer service support to ensure efficient operation of the department. As a young child, Yanara always experienced awe and inspiration through art and history. She is currently working as the Office Specialist for the Department of Art + Art History.

Lane Kenworthy
Studio Manager
Lane.Kenworthy@fiu.edu
305-348-4060

Lane Kenworthy is the Studio Manager for Art + Art History. The studio has is a multipurpose space that students can use and work on a variety of mediums such as sculpture, printmaking, figure drawing, and figure sculpture.

Peggy Nolan
MMC Photography Lab Manager
Peggy.Nolan@fiu.edu
305-348-1632

Peggy Nolan is a renowned photographer and the MMC Photography Lab Manager. She discovered photography fairly late and then by accident, but has been inseparable from her cameras ever since. Seeing photographs all around her, she photographs her seven children and any aspect of her colorful life. Peggy lives in Hollywood, Florida. Recent exhibition venues include the Museum of Modern Art (“Picturing Modernity”), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, and more. Her work can be found in the collections of SF MOMA, Norton Museum of Art and Martin Z. Margulies in Florida.

Alexander Pantin
Digital Arts Lab Manager
apantin@fiu.edu
305-348-6730

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.

Lissette Schaeffler
Digital Photography Lab Manager
Lissettes@fiu.edu
305-348-6730

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.

Student Office Assistants and  Fine Arts Ambassadors

Jocelyn Arismendi
Student Office Assistant

Jocelyn Arismendi is the Student Office Assistant for the Art + Art History Department. She is also an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree at FIU with a Minor in Art Asian Studies. Jocelyn has over 5 years of customer service experience.

Alyssa Acle
Student Fine Arts Ambassador

Alyssa Acle is a Student Fine Arts Ambassador for the Department of Art + Art History. She is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education at Florida International University.

Natalie Baez
Student Fine Arts Ambassador

Natalie Baez is a Student Fine Arts Ambassador for the Art + Art history Department. She is an artist and currently pursuing her BFA at FIU with an Art History Minor.

Marissa Diaz
Student Fine Arts Ambassador

Marissa Diaz is currently a Student Fine Arts Ambassador for the Art + Art History Department. She is also an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Art from FIU.

Joaquin Stacey
Student Fine Arts Ambassador

Joaquin Stacey is a Student Fine Arts Ambassador for the Art + Art history Department. He is an artist and currently pursuing his BFA at FIU.