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People @ FIU CARTA | Mana Wynwood

Executive Director

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John Stuart
Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement
stuartj@fiu.edu
305-535-1460

John Stuart, AIA, Distinguished University Professor in Architecture, Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement and also Executive Director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios is an architectural historian and a visual artist developing collaborative research projects on complexity, community, identity, technology, the environment and public space with funding from Van Alen Institute, The National Endowment for the Arts, The National Science Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Senior Special Events Manager

Colette Mello
MFA in Curatorial Practice
cmello@fiu.edu
305-535-1464

Colette Mello, Senior Special Events Manager,  oversees all events and manages social media and marketing for exhibitions and programming at Miami Beach Urban Studios and at FIU CARTA | Mana Wynwood.  She provides administrative support for budgets, grants and personnel issues.   She holds an MFA in Curatorial Practice from FIU and has taken MBA courses at Nova Southeastern.  She is active in the art community and has curated several exhibitions in Miami and Broward.

Facilities Mechanic

Headshot of a smiling Sergio next to a plan

Sergio Aquino
Facilities Support

Sergio Aquino, a General Maintenance Mechanic for the Miami Beach Urban Studios and for CARTA | Mana Wynwood, supports every aspect of the technology and facilities at FIU CARTA.  During the pandemic, he worked with the team that 3D printed parts for and assembled 10,000+ face shields for front-line and health care workers and small business owners.

Composer-in-Residence, School of Music

Dr. Orlando Garcia
Distinguished University Professor
garciao@fiu.edu

Orlando Garcia, DMA, is a Distinguished University Professor and Coordinator for the Music Composition Program in the School of Music at Florida International University as well as the Composer-In-Residence at MBUS. Through more than 140 works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto García has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended—haunting sonic explorations” qualities he developed from his studies with Morton Feldman, among others. Orlando is the Founder of FIU Nodus Ensemble & FIU New Music Ensemble.

Graduate Director, Global Strategic Communications—Creative Track, Department of Communication

Grizelle De Los Reyes
Associate Teaching Professor
gdelosre@fiu.edu

Grizelle De Los Reyes’s professional experience in media, marketing research, advertising management, and sales has made her a very effective educator and program administrator. She has been the Director of the Global Strategic Communications program – creative track, in partnership with M.AD School, since 2010. She has been instrumental in revamping the undergraduate management track and the graduate creative track. She teaches specialized advertising courses such as Media Planning, Global Account Planning and Campaigns.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree, with areas of concentration on advertising management and media, from the University of Florida. Her main teaching focus is to conduct her courses with real clients and projects to provide students with real-world experience, case studies and creative work for their portfolios.

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