People of UNF

Kiersten Brauner

People of UNF is a chronicle of students, faculty, university staff, and visitors. The hope of this feature is that we as a student body may gain a closer look at those we see walking by us everyday, those we ignore, and those we sometimes wish we might get to know better.

 Photos by Kiersten Brauner.

Jessica Kafer is an exercise science junior.
Jessica Kafer is an exercise science junior.

 

 

 

“Live outside!”

 

 

 

 

Welsey Wilson is a sports management junior.
Welsey Wilson is a sports management junior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good is the enemy of great.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Castro is a community health junior.
Alexandra Castro is a community health junior.

 

 

 

Q: What is the best thing that has happened to you so far today?
A: Today I got approved for my associates’ degree; that is a good day.

 

 

 

 

Rushaunda Gaulden recently graduate with an english major and a minor in photography.
Rushaunda Gaulden is a recent graduate who received her B.A. in english with a photography minor.

 

 

 

 

“Life is too short to live.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah McCarthy is a psychology junior with a minor in Spanish.
Sarah McCarthy is a psychology junior with a minor in Spanish.

 

 

 

“I think I am going to go into the masters program here for mental health care counseling, but I am also studying abroad in Spain this summer. I am hoping to see if I really like it there, then to go back after I get my Bachelors and live there for like a year.”

 

 

 

Jonathan Ocampo is an accounting junior.
Jonathan Ocampo is an accounting junior.

 

 

 

 

 

“The best thing is to never take everything so seriously and try to help out but don’t always take everything as personal.”

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Wiles is a communications public relations junior.
Katherine Wiles is a communications public relations junior who is very involved in social change .

 

 

“I like volunteering for OneSpark and I also volunteer for the people trying to legalize marijuana, United for Care, and I have done a couple rallies. It’s going to be on the ballad; basically right now we are just getting people to be like, hey you need to vote on this – if you don’t – we’re going to lose our chance.”

 

 

 

 

Ben Gaona is a music education junior.
Ben Gaona is a music education junior.

 

 

 

 

“I want to teach a band, hopefully teach high school band for a few years and then go get my masters somewhere in Missouri.”

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Leverett is a multimedia journalism & production senior with a business minor.
Andy Leverett is a multimedia journalism & production senior with a business minor.

 

 

 

 

“Try to do your favorite things in life and you’ll be happy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Presson is a post bachelors junior majoring in medical laboratory science.
Dawn Presson is a post bachelors junior majoring in medical laboratory science.

 

 

 

 

“Treat people, as you would want to be treated.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garielle Josey is a psychology junior.
Garielle Josey is a psychology junior.

 

 

 

 

“Be nice to people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Neubauer is a criminology junior.
Jeremy Neubauer is a criminology junior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If I tell you to stand still, stand still.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sloan Parmer is a communications freshman with a concentration in public relations.
Sloan Parmer is a communications freshman with a concentration in public relations.

 

 

 

 

“Remember that you were created with a unique purpose and that you represent the God that created you, so live your life like you want Him to be watching you all the time.”

 

 

 

 

 

Kirstie Prater is a painting, drawing & print making junior.
Kirstie Prater is a painting, drawing & print making junior.

 

 

 

 

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Hayward is a community health sophomore.
Kelsey Hayward is a community health sophomore.

 

 

 

 

Q: What is one thing you would like people to remember about you?
A: Always being there for someone if they need it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Bates is a business management freshman and a member of Divest UNF.
Rachel Bates is a business management freshman and a member of Divest UNF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I am really interested in having a green community. That is why I came to UNF; they care about the natural environment and have nature trails.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loquita Shaw is a multimedia journalism & production junior.
Loquita Shaw is a multimedia journalism & production junior.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What has been the most influential event in your life thus far?
A: Well, recently my intermediate family has relocated here. After witnessing me leave my hometown, Ohio, to pursue my dreams. After about 4 years of me getting acclimated my mother and brother recently moved here. My mother had never even left Ohio before.

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Falvey is a sophomore special education major.
Kat Falvey is a sophomore special education major.

 

 

 

 

Q: What would you say is the best thing that has happened to you this week?
A: Sitting on the green when it was sunny this week.
Q: Noted. There has been terrible weather this week.

 

 

 

 

Zach Huffman is an anthropology senior.
Zach Huffman is an anthropology senior.

 

 

 

 

“Read more, it’s good for you. Stop eating fast food, it’s bad for you.”

Gillian Harper is a junior sculpture major.
Gillian Harper is a junior sculpture major.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you’re not having fun, you’re not paying attention.”

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsti O'Daniel is an international studies senior.
Kirsti O’Daniel is an international studies senior.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: So, it’s your last semester, what will you do after school?
A: Well, I just got done with an internship in Geneva. It really taught me that I don’t want to be strictly involved in the bureaucracy.

 

 

 

 

Jen Cialfi is a Vocal Performance Sophmore.
Jen Cialfi is a vocal performance sophmore.

 

 

 

“Ideally I would love to perform my entire life, but I have looked into music therapy. That way I can use my talents and what I love to help other people because music has always been something that has been there for me in the past, and it has been a way for to express myself so showing people what music can do would also be an awesome opportunity.”

 

 

 

 

Cory Childs is an employee at the campus Chick-fil-A.
Cory Childs is an employee at the campus Chick-fil-A.

 

 

 

 

 

“I think it is depressing how most of the people that go here seem to take what they have for granted. There are a lot of people who are afforded possibilities that not everyone is afforded and it seems like a lot of people treat it very frivolously.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan High is an economics senior with a philosophy minor.
Megan High is an economics senior with a philosophy minor.

 

 

 

 

“My end goal is to go and live in another country and I don’t want to, say, find lesser evils but there are certain governments that manage things better.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosario Tipton is a photography junior.
Rosario Tipton is a photography junior.

 

 

 

“Don’t forget to bring a towel.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Bennett is history sophomore.
Megan Bennett is history sophomore.

 

 

 

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” –John 1:14

 

 

 

 

Kerra Simmons is a music performance and voice junior.
Kerra Simmons is a music performance and voice junior.

 

 

 

“I don’t think I would change anything because if I changed something it would change the course of what my life is right now and I really love where my life is going.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeem Pettaway is a graphic design/digital media junior.
Redeem Pettaway is a graphic design/digital media junior.

 

 

 

 

“Spend as much time with the ones that you love and don’t take life for granted.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana Maria Farias Gargasz is a second year transfer student who majors in photography.
Ana Maria Farias Gargasz is a second year transfer student who majors in photography.

 

 

 

 

“Old ideas are crashing on all sides and the precise uncompromising camera vision is and will be more so a role to force in the revaluation of life.” –Edward Weston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Dempster is a history sophomore.
Charlotte Dempster is a history sophomore.

 

 

 

 

 

“We are only human and the gods have fashioned us for love, that is our great glory and our great tragedy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Del Castillo is a computer science freshman at UNF.
Marco Del Castillo is a computer science freshman.

 

 

 

Q: What do you think the best personality trait that you have?
A: I will go with sense of humor because I like to talk… Not really though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra Rollings is vocal performance freshman who is crossing things off her bucket list.
Sierra Rollings is a vocal performance freshman.

 

 

 

“I would probably have to go to a third world country and teach music of some sort, that’s what I want to do in the future. And I want to start a non-profit and help kids learn music and know how to sing little melodies and even write their own music.”

 

 

 

Danielle Nowak is a marketing freshman.
Danielle Nowak is a marketing freshman.

 

 

 

 

 

“I am going to Lindy-Fest, which is a dance convention in Houston, Texas. It’s a swing dancing convention.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mel Young is a graphic design & digital media junior.
Mel Young is a graphic design & digital media junior.

 

 

 

 

“Nothing is going to change unless you make it happen.”

 

 

 

 

Kendall Toothe is a communications junior  with a public relations concentration.
Kendall Toothe is a communications junior with a public relations concentration.

 

 

 

“You’re not alone, now to find a person to share the adventure with. It misses one point traveler’s love more deeply, more completely, and with greater adventure, and therefore needs a lover with the same courage and conviction. Not everyone showers in the dragon’s breath of an offshore afternoon or has the eyes that sparkle like diamonds on the water.”

 

 

 

Zachary Peterson, a Psychology Senior.
Zachary Peterson is a psychology senior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Don’t be stupid, stupid.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Ocharan is a sociology junior who lucked out on some secondhand finds.
Juan Ocharan is a sociology junior who lucked out on some secondhand finds.

 

“My girlfriend and I, we live together and she was telling me she wanted a floor lamp for Valentine’s Day. It’s a little weird, but she wanted a floor lamp for Valentine’s Day because we need lighting in our living room. I couldn’t afford it because I had gotten her all of her gifts already and I was broke so I was freaking out. And I am walking along the hallway and there is a floor lamp right there with a sign on it that says “free floor lamp.” It was too easy. It was just there for free so I am going to take it home to her.”

 

 

Abe Dague is a pre nursing freshman.
Abe Dague is a pre nursing freshman.

 

 

 

 

 

“Always try to do the one thing that you never want to do because it’s going to end in the most fun.”

 

 

 

 

 

Julio Chavez, sophomore, is a communication major with a public relations concentration at UNF.
Julio Chavez, sophomore, is a communication major with a public relations concentration.

 

 

 

 

“Do what makes you happy; it’s the most important thing to remember.”

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Kilpatrick is a pre nursing sophomore.
Katie Kilpatrick is a pre nursing sophomore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Keep an open mind because you never know what you’re going to learn.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tamara Belhomme-Wint is a senior majoring in nutrition and dietetics.
Tamara Belhomme-Wint is a senior majoring in nutrition and dietetics.

 

 

 

 

 

“Slow down, take time to relax and enjoy life because we’ve only got one life to live so live it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Todd is a physics junior with a minor in education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My advice to everyone is to live every day to the fullest and don’t just be focused on tomorrow and how great things are going to be. Just focusing on the here and now and enjoying life, what it’s giving you right now in the moment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callie Moore is an international studies/foreign language and culture junior. Photo by Kiersten Brauner.
Callie Moore is an international studies/foreign language and culture junior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I keep thinking roots, like remember your roots because they help you figure out who you are.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krystine Sherwood is a senior with a dual major in political science and public relations. Photo by Kiersten Brauner.
Krystine Sherwood is a senior with a dual major in political science and public relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I do a YouTube account that is called Ms.Kis, it started with Osprey radio and then I expanded to YouTube and it is just everyday occurrences of a college student with my own perspective on it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Bucken is a criminal justice sophomore with a double minor in social welfare and sociology. Photo by Kiersten Brauner.
Patrick Bucken is a criminal justice sophomore with a double minor in social welfare and sociology.

 

 

 

 

 

“Be humble. Not enough people today are.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Sassine is a printing, drawing, & painting major.
Natalie Sassine is a printing, drawing, & painting freshman and a member of Divest UNF.

 

 

 

 

 

“After attending Power Shift 2013, I got involved with Divest UNF as a way to have a tangible impact in the climate movement.”