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Education Alumna, Celinda Miranda-LaBella, switched her major five times in three years while earning her undergraduate degree at FIU. It wasn’t until her fourth major change while working as an Orientation Leader that her Assistant Director suggested a career in higher education and student affairs.

Celinda now works as the Graduate College’s senior retention, progression, and completion coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She works to make sure UNLV’s graduate students move smoothly toward graduation.

In a recent interview with UNLV’s News Center, Celinda discusses how she was able to turn her passion into a career path. She also acknowledges the mentorship and guidance she received from FIU Faculty and staff as well as from her sorority.

Read the full interview to learn about our inspiring alumna.