Executive Board Members
Jazmin Torres – President
Hi everyone! My name is Jazmin Torres and I am excited to be the new President of FEA. I was born and raised here in Florida, but my family is from Puerto Rico. Ever since middle school, I have always had a passion to read and I later learned that I love teaching too, so I thought, why not do both? Now, I am an English Education Major excited to start student teaching in the Spring. I am interested to see where this year will take us, considering Covid19, but either way I have high hopes!
Malika Panthier – Vice President
Hello! My name is Malika Panthier and I am a junior now here at FlU, studying English Education with a minor in Psychology! Florida born but raised by Caribbean parents, my mom is from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and my dad is from Dominica. My goals are to become a high school teacher so I can impact the next generation the way I was impacted when I was in school, and also teach them to love teaching and helping others the way I do. I am the standing Vice President of FEA for the 2020-2021 school year, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful club.
Laura Warner – Secretary
Hi everyone! My name is Laura Warner. I was born in Miami, Florida to Jamaican parents and raised in Dubai. I am currently majoring in Sustainability and Environmental Studies with a minor in Economics, with the goal of going into the sustainable development industry in the future. From a young age, I have been traveling all over the world and have had the opportunity to experience different cultures and gain an understanding and appreciation for the way other people live. I have a passion for helping those who are less fortunate and I feel that service is one of the most rewarding activities you could do, and I feel that education is one of the most important resources you could provide anyone.
Vanessa Lopez – Treasurer
Hello! My name is Vanessa Lopez. I currently serve as the treasurer for FEA. I was born and raised in Miami to immigrant parents. I am currently a junior majoring in English Education and pursuing a certificate in Japanese Studies. I am also a part of the Honors College at FIU. Growing up, I always had a book in my hand and enjoyed escaping to another world through the stories I read. Literature is where I have learned important lessons and knowledge about the world and wanting to share this idea with others is where I realized I wanted to be a teacher. After graduating, I aim to earn my MA in English, as well as being a high school teacher.
Ommy Zeballos – Events Director
Hi! My name is Ommy Zeballos, I am half-Panamanian and half-Puerto Rican, I was born in El Paso, Texas but lived most of my life in Puerto Rico with my mom. I moved to Miami when I was 19 with my dad after Hurricane Maria. Ever since I could remember I would always play teacher with my friends and when I was in middle and high school I realized that this was the profession that I loved because I found such a great sense of satisfaction when I would help my friends with homework or tutor them. I am currently a junior at FIU and my major is Elementary Education. I am super excited to be a part of FEA and can't wait for all the amazing events to come with this new year!
Ethan Roberts – Marketing Director
Hi! My name is Ethan Roberts, and I am the Marketing Director for FEA. I am a senior here at FIU, majoring in English Education, and I am planning on teaching in secondary classrooms. Learning has always been a passion of mine, and, by extension, teaching has always been one of my biggest goals. By working with FEA, I am hoping to better my knowledge of education, and to serve other students who also have a love for teaching. My educational passions include the boosting of student literacy, and the integration of language arts principles in all subject areas. I am looking forward to a productive and enriching year!
Kayla Render – CSO Representative
Hi, my name is Kayla and I am junior here at Florida International University majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. A little bit about myself is that I love animals. I currently have a dog and two amphibians, but I will own more in the future. My family is from the Bahamas and Haiti but, I have been in Miami my whole life. I got interested in children when I was in my sophomore year in high school when I had the opportunity to mentor two wonderful elementary school girls and working for a year at a daycare. Those girls living conditions was not the best and there were some days they did not eat but they came to school with smiles on their faces every day. They taught me what resilience truly is. I hope to carry on their teachings and the teachings from my professors to my future students, as well as when I get into my dream career as a superintendent.
Junior E-Board Members (Coming Soon!)