Success and Wellness Coaching

Meet The Coaches

Angie Harris
• Hometown: Buffalo, NY
• Places I've Lived: Washington, DC; College Park, MD; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact: I was a contestant in the Miss Teen New York pageant when I was in High School
• Hobbies/Interests include: eating, shopping, Zumba, going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Relator, Empathy, Individualization, Responsibility, Belief
• What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: Time is the one thing you can NEVER get back; Learn to use it wisely!
• Position at USF: Assistant Director, Success and Wellness Coaching
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Arts in Sociology; Masters of Arts in Higher education Administration; Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (In progress)

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Courtney Becker
• Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
• Places I've Lived: NJ, MD, FL
• Fun Fact: I am a second degree black belt in Taekwondo
• Hobbies/Interests include: boating, swimming, live music, spending time with family and pets
• Strengths Quest Top 5: Empathy, Adaptability, Developer, Relator, Positivity
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year in College: The long term impact of taking out student loans!
• Position at USF: Associate Director, Center for Student Well-Being
• Educational Background: Masters of Science in Community Health Education and Health Administration; Certified Health Education Specialist

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Jean Keelan
• Hometown: Westchester, IL
• Places I've Lived: Carbondale, IL; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact: I was a hair stylist
• Hobbies/Interests include: Member of a Book Club (love reading!), baking/cooking/entertaining, socializing with friends, visiting tea rooms, spreading the word on Social/Emotional Intelligence to promote success in people
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Communication, Achiever, Includer, Connectedness, Individualization
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: I didn't need to know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life
• Position at USF: Director of Career Planning Services;
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in English- Creative Writing; Master of Science in Educational Psychology; Nationally Certified Counselor

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Jennifer DiPrete
• Hometown: Lincoln, RI
• Places I've Lived: Springfield, MA; Boston, MA; Tampa, FL
• Fun fact: I played college tennis at Springfield College and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame there in 2015
• Hobbies/Interests include: exercising (tennis, biking, resistance training, walking, dancing), going to the beach, reading, cooking, shopping, practicing meditation, journaling
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Empathy, Connectedness, Individualization, Relator, Responsibility
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: This is a special and unique time in life in and it's important to take time to appreciate all that comes with it; to take on both the challenges and opportunities, and not to be afraid.
• Position at USF: Director, Center for Student Well-Being
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences: Medical and Therapeutic Concentration; Master of Education in Health Promotion and Wellness Management

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Michelle Robinson
• Hometown: Cleveland, OH
• Places I've Lived: OH, FL, RI
• Fun fact: I'm a triplet
• Hobbies/Interests include: cooking, running (especially half marathons), all things Disney, and reading
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Relator, Competition, Restorative, Analytical, Deliberative
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: Go to as many events as possible!
• Position at USF: Assistant Director, New Student Connections
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Science in Education; Masters of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs

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Rita DeBate
• Hometown: Albany, NY
• Places I've Lived: NY, SC, VA, NC, FL
• Fun Fact: I play the guitar and have run marathons
• Hobbies/Interests include: running, hiking, biking, spending time with her family at the beach and spoiling my pets
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Thinker, Strategist, Brainstormer, Commander, Catalyst
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year in College: People are different from me and come from many different walks of life
• Position at USF: Professor in the College of Public Health and Assistant Vice President Health Wellness at University of South Florida
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology; Masters of Public Health; PhD in Public Health

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Stacey Struhar
• Hometown: Brighton, MI
• Places I've Lived: MI, FL
• Fun fact: I have a wonderful 3-year-old son
• Hobbies/Interests Include: exploring the Tampa Bay area, going to parks, museums, and local attractions with my  son
• StrengthsQuest Top Five: Harmony, Achiever, Context, Learner, Input
• What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: Start building my resume right away—though volunteering, internships, and every opportunity you are able to take!
• Position at USF: Success and Wellness Coach
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition; MPH Candidate in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Taylor Grimm
• Hometown: Scottdale, PA
• Places I've Lived: Slippery Rock, PA; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact: I can move my nose like a rabbit
• Hobbies/Interests include: taking her puppy for walks/going to the dog park, eating pizza, paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with her friends especially at the beach
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Relator, Developer, Input, Responsibility, Activator
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: Learn to be more accepting of people different from you!
• Position at USF: Graduate Assistant, Success and Wellness Coach
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a Minor in Dance from Slippery Rock University; MPH Candidate in Public Health Education

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Shaun Richardson 

• Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
• Places I've Lived: Jacksonville, FL; Orlando, FL; Lansing, Michigan; Albany, New York; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact:  I LOVE Horror movies
• Hobbies/Interests include: Working out, hanging out with friends, reading, writing, going to the movies, and cooking
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Positivity, Intellection, Harmony, Ideation, Input
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: Address issues before they become bigger. Not all confrontation is bad. 
• Position at USF: Success and Wellness Coach
• Educational Background: Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Minor in Multicultural Studies, Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration

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Amy Phillips
• Hometown: Lakeland, FL
• Places I've Lived: Just Florida!
• Fun Fact: I’m on the side of Bull Runner! Can you spot my freshman photo?
• Hobbies/Interests Include: Exercising, traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends, trying new (and local) restaurants!
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Achiever, Learner, Responsibility, Maximizer, Futuristic
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: Make every effort to be present in the current moment! Take time to enjoy each and every moment of your first year, because it will fly by before you know it! Don’t be afraid to try new things and meet new people.
• Position at USF: USF Health, Wellness and Student Engagement Coordinator
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Public Health; Master of Public Health; Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Certified Public Health (CPH) Professional, Mindfulness Meditation Certified Facilitator; American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach

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