Who We Are

The OAE Staff

Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) fosters a community of support for students that emphasizes academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development with a core focus on serving underrepresented and first-generation populations. Through mentoring, the OAE connects students to opportunities and resources that maximize their experience at the University of Miami and beyond.


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  • Introduce students to campus resources that support academic excellence
  • Present students with opportunities, such as awards & fellowships, internships, and other academic experiences to support the development and pursuit of their goals during and beyond their undergraduate career
  • Connect students to programs and events that enhance their academic experience
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  • Advocate for and mentor students
  • Offer a safe space that is welcoming to all students
  • Support and promote students’ professional and personal growth
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  • Connect students to/with faculty and campus partners to aid in setting goals and exploring their interests
  • Assist with the development of students’ professional communication skills


  • Motivate students to take ownership of their education and learn to advocate for themselves along their journey to self-discovery
  • Nurture students resiliency allowing them to confront adversity and demonstrate perseverance in pursuit of their goals