Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics
College: Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
As a peer mentor for three of her four years as a student at FIU, Flavia Argamasilla influenced dozens of freshmen through their First Year Experience courses and activities. As a Peer Mentor Coordinator, helping oversee the program and supervising more than 60 other peer mentors, she impacted the lives of thousands of students – creating a sense of community among the peer mentor team through a podcast she helped create, as well as special events like an open mic night with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. Through the events she planned and the podcast, she helped her co-workers showcase their unique talents and address important topics like resilience, adaptability and imposter syndrome.
An Honors College student studying economics, with a pre-law certificate and a minor in political science, Flavia counts her peer mentor experience as one of her most meaningful at FIU, along with studying abroad in Italy.
She completed an internship at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she documented the deep-sea treasures to be found in national marine sanctuaries like Stellwagen Bank off the coast of Massachusetts near Cape Cod. She also found time to volunteer as a poll worker for Miami-Dade County during the 2020 presidential election and served as a delegate for FIU’s award-winning Model UN team.
After graduation, Flavia plans to attend law school so she can “guide others through the legal processes that define our world and change lives in at least a small way.”
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs