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Chelsea Valez

May 12, 2022
Chelsea Velez is the Fall 2021 Social Media Fellow for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. She is a first-semester master’s student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a graduate degree in communication. Velez is a graduate teaching and research assistant working with the Winter Park Sunshine Project. Her research interests include…

Karen Solla

May 12, 2022
Karen Solla is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives, and works in partnership with the Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.  Previously, she was the Membership Assistant for WUCF TV and FM, the local PBS and Jazz radio stations, where she coordinated fundraising support as…

Zoé Colón

May 12, 2022
Zoé Colón is currently the Associate Director of UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida. She started with UCF as Community Partnerships Manager for the Center for Higher Education Innovation in 2018. Zoé possesses extensive experience in program development and delivery,…

Richard G. Colón

April 10, 2020
Major: Applied Sociology Puerto Rico in the News Editor

Fernando I. Rivera

February 8, 2019
Fernando I. Rivera, Ph.D. serves as the founding Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub. He is Professor of Sociology, and is already leading the way with work in the fields of medical sociology/sociology of health, race and ethnicity and the sociology of disasters. Rivera has been studying the movement of Puerto Ricans to the…