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Office of New Student Orientation

Meet the Office of New Student Orientation Staff

Welcome to New Student Orientation! Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have. 
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Katie Sarria

Director, Student Orientation and Transition Programs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, Master of Science Higher Education Administration

Favorite Jacksonville restaurants: Palm Valley Outdoors, Taverna

Favorite UNF tradition: Flight School and Homecoming

Favorite college course: Exceptional People

Why you came to UNF and what you enjoy the most: I came to UNF because it is large enough to offer opportunities for involvement, growth, and development but small enough to offer a more personal feel, plenty of support, and strong camaraderie. What I enjoy most about working at UNF are the students.  It is so fun and rewarding to welcome the newest Ospreys to the flock at Orientation.

My advice to you is: If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.  Use your time in college to not only focus on your studies, but to get involved on campus and build lifelong relationships.

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Krystina LeFils

Assistant Director of Parent and Family Orientation
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Pompano Beach, Florida

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Italian, Master of Public Administration

Favorite Jacksonville restaurants: Los Loros Mexican Restaurant, Kimbe Asian Bistro, Brass Tacks Coffee Co.

Favorite UNF tradition: Homecoming

Favorite college course: Cultural Geography

Why you came to UNF and what you enjoy the most: I first came to UNF for graduate school and enjoyed the environment so much that I decided to pursue a career here as well. The community has always been very supportive, and the campus is beautiful. I love getting to work in an office where I can act as a resource for our incoming families and help them with the transition as their students become Ospreys!

My advice to you is: Utilize campus resources. We have a lot of great student services on campus that range from recreational to academic. I encourage you to seek support when you need it. There are a lot of caring and helpful individuals across campus to guide you.