Council of Chairs Directory

Isamar Camarena-Ubiera | Chair of Recruitment | icama012@fiu.edu

Isamar Camarena-Ubiera is an undergraduate majoring in Biomedical Engineering and considering a minor in Chemistry at Florida International University. She began as a Peer Leader for General Biology I in 2015, and has since been conducting research as a Research Assistant Peer Leader on the Perceptions of Supervision Mentor-ship in the PLTL program at the university. She hopes to further her research by observing how gender and sex affect relationships and perceptions between Mentor-Supervisors and Mentees. Isamar is also the Recruitment Chairperson for the PLTL program and a Supervisor for the Competitive Sports program at FIU.

Daniel Flores | Chair of Supervising | dflor021@fiu.edu

Daniel Flores received his Associates Degree in Education from Miami Dade College in the spring of 2011. He went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from Florida International University in the Spring semester of 2015. He first became a peer leader in the fall of 2011. He was assigned as Chair of Supervising for the PLTL program at FIU in 2013. He later joined the RAPL program in 2015 to help incorporate research into the reformed supervising program. Currently he works as a lab instructor at FIU for Biology as well as a Group Discussion Peer Leader for Biology 1 while applying to the Masters of Public Health program with a focus in Epidemiology.

Roberto PereiraChair of Group Discussion | rpereir@fiu.edu

Roberto Pereira is a Florida International University graduate in Biological Sciences. He has been involved with the PLTL Program as a leader since Fall of 2011. He is currently a leader, a group discussion leader, a research assistant, and the group discussion chair for the PLTL program at FIU. Roberto is also a General Biology adjunct lab instructor and the General Biology course assistant for the Biology Department at FIU.

Nicole A. Vargas Chair of Outreach | nvarg019@fiu.edu

Nicole Vargas is a Florida International University 2017 graduate. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2016 and just finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Biology. She has been involved with the PLTL Program since her sophomore year in college. She is currently a research assistant for the PLTL program at FIU where she has been conducting research on the critical thinking skills associated with PLTL leaders. Nicole is also an adjunct instructor for the Biology Department at FIU. She hopes to attend graduate school in the near future and obtain her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.