Desiree Miller is majoring in communication with a concentration in advertising. She chose the University of North Florida because she was interested in finding a university with small class size and an opportunity to grow as an individual. A dedicated community volunteer, Miller has also worked on campus as a first-year mentor. Originally from Houston, Miller has lived in Jacksonville for nine years.
Get to Know Desiree Miller
What do you like most about UNF?
The connections I’ve made here with faculty, coworkers and friends. I have flourished, and honestly, I have my experiences at UNF to thank for that.
What has been your coolest UNF experience so far?
Being a first-year mentor and joining a sorority! Joining Alpha Chi has been life-changing. My sisters support me in everything I do. I have ample time for school, work and hobbies. But I love being able to give back to my community and help through our philanthropy. Helping out at our local Hubbard House, a domestic violence shelter for victims, humbles me to do better in school and be thankful for my opportunities. Being a First-Year Experience mentor is amazing. I love mentoring people and helping them discover their passions.
Who is your favorite professor? Do you have a favorite class?
My favorite professor is Diane Matuschka. She helped me become comfortable with public speaking and knowing my audience. Her class was probably my favorite class so far.
What does being an Osprey mean to you?
Being an Osprey to me is making the most of my experience. Whether that’s joining clubs, playing sports or finding a group of friends I love to hang with. In college you are here to get your degree, but I think balance is a great thing to have.
If you could meet one historical figure for coffee, who would it be?
Franklin D. Roosevelt because his “fireside chats” inspire me to improve communication in all aspects.
When will you graduate? What do you want to do after graduation?
I graduate December 2019, and I want to be either an academic advisor or a project manager, which both require meeting deadlines and communicating effectively.