Maricela Elizarraras is the office manager for the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, beginning work there as a part-time Federal Work Study student during her junior year at USF in 2008. From 2010-17, she served as a full-time staff assistant and has been office manager since 2018. She manages the admissions process for both the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies and the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship programs. Her duties include recruiting, admissions, scheduling advising appointments and program administration. She assists the director, schedules classes, works on department budgeting, HR appointments, payroll certification and various center reports.
During her first two years in college, she worked for her family trucking business. She was responsible for dispatch, inventory, ordering and picking up truck parts and creating forms for tracking truck loads.
Elizarraras received an associates degree from Hillsborough Community College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from USF.