Sharla Alexander HR Generalist II
(352) 294-6960

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Human Resources team lead for Chemical Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

  • 2019 Years of Service at UF – 10
Joelle Beecher Student Assistant – Marketing and Communications
Spencer Berry Research Administrator I

Spencer is originally from Pennsylvania but has called Florida home since 2016. He comes to the University of Florida with over ten years of experience in the finance industry. Spencer received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 2011 in Advertising/Public Relations. His professional background specializes in business development, optimization, and leadership. In his free time, he has a passion for both listening to and playing music.…

Tina Bolton Fiscal Assistant I
(352) 294-1189


  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 15
David Bourget End User Computing Specialist III
(352) 392-5765


  • Staff, Faculty, Lab support
  • Endpoint management
  • CM
  • JAMF
  • AD
  • IPAM
  • Liaison with Networking, Telephony, UFIT
Eunice Carter Undergraduate Advisor II
Ashley Carver Research Administrator II

Ashley manages the proposal affairs for the department. She is responsible for coordinating all pre-award activities including the submission of proposals and all post-submission updates from external funding agencies.

  • Reviews Grant Solicitations and Guidelines
  • Reviews Institutional Policy Requirements for Grant Awards
  • Proposal Review
  • Guide and Provide Resources on Proposal Development and Eligibility
  • Budget Preparation and Review
  • Proposal Submission
  • Responds to Pre-Award Notification Requests
  • Updates Supplementary documents for compliance as needed




Mary Church Director of Development
(352) 294-7988

Mary Church is the Director of Development for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida, where she fundraises for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She comes to the University of Florida with non-profit experience having worked at the American Cancer Society where she was instrumental in making the largest nationwide gain in the Good to Great pilot for Making Strides events.…

Sonya Clements Office Assistant
(352) 392-7591
  • Property Inventory Updates
  • UF Facilities Work-order Requests
  • Dosimetry Badge Coordinator
  • Fed Ex Requests
  • Door Code for Labs
  • Room Reservation


  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 30
Meghan Cowper Undergraduate Advisor II
Benjamin Crosbie Student Assistant – Facilities and Marketing and Communications

Ben Crosbie is a student assistant for the MAE marcom and facilities teams. A third-year journalism major, he conducts interviews and writes stories about research breakthroughs, faculty highlights, student groups, alumni achievements, and more for the department’s website. On the facilities side, he can be found moving furniture, delivering mail, putting codes in door keypads, and trying in vain to parallel park a Ford F-150.…

Linda Curwick Administrative Support Assistant I
(352) 392-4617


• Greets, directs, and assists Visitors in administrative office.
• Arranges travel, Lodging and transportation.
• Facilitate meetings/ in-person and virtual.
• assist in arranging or supporting events.
• processes reimbursements
• Prepares documents, correspondence, spreadsheets.
• Orders office supply inventory
• Facilitates faculty Calendars.
• Preparing and proofing documents

Steven Davis Maintenance Generalist I
Melanie DeProspero Administrative Specialist II
(352) 294-1191


  • Administration Operations
  • Tenure and Promotion
  • Departmental Events
  • Faculty Onboarding
  • Departmental Security Administrator
  • Facilities Operations
  • Property Custodian
  • Space Allocation
  • Facility Management


  • 2022 UF Division Three Superior Accomplishment Award
  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 15
  • 2019 MAE Jan Rockey Outstanding Staff Award
Andrew Evans Warehouse/Stores Specialist
(352) 294-3390

Andrew is a US Army veteran and a lifelong Gator fan who joined the UF/MAE staff in January 2019. He is a sports enthusiast, former baseball player, and current gymnastics Dad. When he isn’t in the office, you can find him at home testing new recipes and smoking meats, or traveling with his wife and two daughters.…

Laura Feder Fiscal Assistant II
Pamela Gonzales Academic Program Spec I

Pamela Gonzales is an Academic Advisor with the Graduate Student Services team within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Prior to joining UF she was an educator in the local public schools for over a decade. Pamela is a Gator alum, earning her bachelor’s degree in business and master’s and education specialist degrees in school counseling and guidance.…

Pynie Gonzales Business Administration Specialist III
Jeremy Hall Graduate Program Manager
(352) 294-1184

Jeremy is originally from Pensacola, Florida, but has called Gainesville home for more than fifteen years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Santa Fe College in 2015 and his Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Florida in 2017. Jeremy worked in higher education for almost five years prior to joining the University of Florida in 2017; his professional specializations include admissions, advising, educational technology, and many other areas.…

Emily Hinds Marketing and Communications Specialist
Megan Holland Fiscal Assistant II
(352) 294-1186
Valarie Jackson Academic Assistant II
(352) 392-0962
Austin Leto IT Professional II
(352) 846-3019
Megan McMahon Academic Program Spec I
Rebecca Nestle Research Administrator I
Greg Norton Systems Admin / Programmer II
(352) 846-1712


  • MAE web server and database administration
  • Design, programming, and maintenance of myMAE
  • WordPress Multisite administration


  • 2022 MAE Innovation Staff Award
  • 2018 Years of Service at UF – 15
  • 2007 UF Division Three Superior Accomplishment Award
Crystal Porchiazzo Accounting Specialist
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Daniel M. Preston Facilities Operations Specialist
(352) 392-3101

Daniel is from Gainesville, Florida. He started as a UF staff member in 2004 working mainly in facilities, IT, experiment field support, and logistics as an Engineering Technician and Engineer. He joined MAE in 2019 as a Facilities Operations Specialist. 
General Sciences and Engineering Associate of Arts, 2004 Santa Fe College 

  • Coordinate repairs and renovations with Facilities Services and HWCoE Facilities 
  • Staff safety contact for MAE 
  • Safety and maintenance of MAE Student Design Center 
  • Departmental Emergency Planning 
  • Student Design Teams logistical support 
  • Inventory of attractive and capital assets 
  • Keypad and key card maintenance and programming 
  • Vehicle fleet maintenance 
  • Space auditing 
  • Backup for mail receiving and delivery 
  • Backup for equipment and space moves 


  • 2021 Division 3 Superior Accomplishment Award 
  • 2020 Years of Service at UF – 15 
  • 2018 Division 4 Superior Accomplishment Award 
  • 2011 Division 4 Superior Accomplishment Award 
Julia Sander HR Generalist II
(352) 294-6962

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of Florida
Master of Business Administration, University of Florida
Human Resources related to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chemical Engineering

  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 5
Milan Savic Manager, Administrative Services

For nearly 15 years, Milan has been employed at the University of Florida, contributing his expertise to various domains such as administration, academic advising, educational technology, and finance. Beyond his professional commitments, he exhibits a strong passion for soccer, with a particular interest in A.C. Milan and the Italian Serie A League.
2020 Superior Accomplishment Award
2002 B.S.…

Chris Sells HR Assistant
(352) 294-7939


  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 10


  • Human Resources related to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chemical Engineering


Robert Sessions Research Administrator II
Ericka Solano Research Administrator III
Linda Sorrels Fiscal Assistant  II
(352) 392-7290


  • 2018 Years of Service at UF – 5
Van Thai HR Generalist I
(352) 294-7968

Human Resources for Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Eliseo Torres End User Computing Specialist II
Ellen Truchon Academic Advisor III
Matthew Walters Associate Director, Administrative Services
352 273 3811
Stephanie Wells Student Assistant
Amy Wolff Research Administrator II
(352) 392-3105


  • 2023 Superior Accomplishment Award