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Staff Spotlight: Erin Brewer

Department: Environmental Health and Safety Bio: Erin currently serves as the Insurance and Risk Manager for EH&S. Her journey in the insurance field began as a Casualty Adjuster with Nationwide, where she handled auto accident claims and injury claims. Further expanding her expertise, Erin worked for Kaiser Permanente in California, overseeing benefits accounts for prominent corporations […]

Staff Spotlight: Julie Ramsey

Department: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Bio: As a Gainesville, FL native and UF graduate, Julie Ramsey has been working at UF for the past 24 years, 23 years with Environmental Health and Safety. She currently coordinates several different programs within the Occupational Safety and Risk Management Division of the EH&S Office. These programs include Ergonomics, […]

Staff Spotlight: Monica Cox

Department: Business Services Bio: Monica is an Accountant in the Department of Business Services. She is a native Floridian, wife, mom of three, and Oma to some awesome grandkids. After some nudging from her sister, at the age of 44, while working full-time, and being a full-time mom and wife, Monica went back to college. […]

Staff Spotlight: Sylvia West

Department: Business Services Bio:  Sylvia attended Santa Fe Community College and has worked at the University of Florida for 35 years. She is a wife and mother to two wonderful sons. She was awarded The Superior Accomplishment Award in 2008 and recently received the Postal Manager of the Year award on March 1, 2023, at […]

Staff Spotlight: Corey Farmer

Department: Office of Sustainability Bio: Corey is from Huntsville, Alabama. He got his BS in mechanical engineering at Auburn University where he interned at their Office of Sustainability before joining the Navy’s nuclear power program. Upon getting out of the military, Corey used the GI bill to get his Masters in mechanical engineering at the […]

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Mercado

Department: Environmental Health & Safety Bio: Cindy is the Lab Safety Program Manager for Environmental Health & Safety. She has a Master’s in Science with a concentration in Environmental Health and a Bachelor’s in Science with a concentration in Chemistry. Her professional experience spans a 21-year career in many diverse roles and settings including Forensic […]

Staff Spotlight: Francisco Oquendo

Department: Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) Bio: Francisco is the Assistant Director of Construction in the Department of Planning, Design & Construction. Francisco has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has been working at UF for the last 18 years. He began his journey as a project manager and now mentors and provides […]

Staff Spotlight: Susan Pratt

Department: University Police Department Bio: Susan has been with the University Police Department for over 28 years and is a certified law enforcement officer. She is currently one of the lead Polygraph Examiner and Crime Scene Investigator at the department, with a certification as an Evidence Specialist and a base in forensics. What’s an identity […]

Staff Spotlight: Desirae Wallace

Department: Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) Bio: Desirae is the Program Assistant for the department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity. She was born and raised in Gainesville and graduated from Buchholz High School. Desirae is currently pursuing an A.A. in Business Administration from Santa Fe College and desires to simultaneously pursue a career […]

Staff Spotlight: Tara Hollow

Department: Office of Vice President for Business Affairs Bio: Tara is the Operations Manager for Permitting and Policies for the Vice President for Business Affairs. She graduated from UF in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree from CALS in Food and Resource Economics. Tara has been an employee at UF since 2014 and with […]