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: Manager, 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 indicted 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, shipping, 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 ran marathons
• Hobbies/Interests include: running, hiking, biking, spending time with her family at the beach and spoiling her 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 3 year old 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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Winston Jones
• Hometown: Waco, TX
• Places I've Lived: Texas, Arizona, Rhode Island, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, Oregon, Florida
• Fun Fact: I was an opera singer
• Hobbies/Interests include: are fishing, travel and antiques. He has a young son who is the apple of his eye.
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• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: How to study and focus
• Position at USF: Associate Dean of Students (Interim)
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance; Masters of Fine Arts in Opera Studies; Master of Science in Education; Trained Mediator in two states.

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