Our Staff

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Director, PDSO

Cannon Connell

Cannon F. Connell

Administrative Assistant

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Javier Burrows

Javier Burrows

Coordinator, International House and Study Abroad 

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Byron Nichols

Byron Nichols

Assistant Director, DSO, ARO

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Ara Mariz Madera

Ara Mariz Madera, The Philippines

Resident Assistant

Ara is a junior from the Philippines majoring in Nursing. She has a special interest in becoming an OR nurse or a travel nurse. She likes to travel the world to see more about the distinct cultures and attractions of different countries. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, watching movies, painting, and playing virtual games with friends.  

Bless Vincent

Bless Vincent, USA

Resident Assistant 

Bless is a senior majoring in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Business. Bless likes to cook, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

Silvia Paz

Silvia Paz, Honduras

Resident Assistant

Silvia Paz is from San Pedro Sula, Cortés, Honduras. Her major is Special Education and plans to become a kindergarten teacher in the future. One of her long-term goals is to open an early stimulation center for kids with special needs back in her hometown.

Christian Strachan

Christian Strachan, The Bahamas

Resident Assistant

Christian is a senior majoring in Marine Biology. Christian enjoys traveling, listening to music, and sharing his culture with others.