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Boundless Bulls

Clara Buie

As director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Clara Buie focuses on inclusive excellence to support the university community and promote the value of multiple perspectives. Buie uses an intersectional approach, which considers accessibility, social economic status, sexual orientation and race, to create a sense of belonging for everyone.

Buie partners closely with several university partners, such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, to ensure that faculty and staff have the resources they need to help their students succeed. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Buie celebrates as a community leader and as an Afro-Latina from the Dominican Republic. “The month allows us to highlight the strength and resilience of our community,” Buie said. “And we will continue to do that throughout the year as we focus on our other communities and heritage celebrations.”

Boundless Bulls is a collection of stories about what truly makes USF great –  the people. It is a focus on our community footprint, our impact and the trajectory of where we can go together.  To nominate a member of the USF community for Boundless Bulls, please fill out this submission form.

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Portrait of Nithin Palyam

Nithin Palyam

"I feel like I am right where I have to be for that dream to come into action"

Faculty and Staff

Portrait of emergency management coordinator, Andrea Davis.

Andrea Davis

"One of the things I love about working at USF is the spontaneity."


Portrait of Sarah Painter.

Sarah Painter

"My philosophy centers around building relationships with all stakeholders, so not just students but their families and the communities that they live in. Showing them that we see them, they matter and we care about them."

Faculty and Staff

Portrait of Beatriz Padilla

Beatriz Padilla

"I try to invite people from different places and take a cross-cultural approach in research."