MEET THE TEAM

Below you’ll find profiles and corresponding courses for the Beyond120 faculty. Interested in meeting with a faculty member?
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Ryan Braun
Interim Director
rbraun@advising.ufl.edu

Ryan directs the curricular efforts for the Beyond120 program. He earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has experience as a lecturer, academic advisor and career coach. Ryan is focused on the professional development of undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
COURSES:  Professional Pathways in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Art of Adulting

Brittany Grubbs
Domestic Internships and Experiential Learning
brittanygrubbs@advising.ufl.edu

Brittany directs the experiential learning and internship efforts for the Beyond120 program. She works with corporate partners and internship providers. Brittany earned a master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. She has experience in education, recruitment, and corporate communications.
COURSES: Strategic Self-Marketing in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Internship

Christine Richmond
International Internships and Global Engagement
crichmond@advising.ufl.edu

Christine leads international engagement for the Beyond120 program. She earned a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Her experience as an advisor, along with experience studying and traveling abroad, led to her interest in promoting and enhancing global experiences for all CLAS undergraduate students.
COURSES: Introduction to the Pre-Health Process

Joe Orser
International Internships and Global Engagement
jorser@advising.ufl.edu

Joe works to advance Beyond120’s global engagement efforts. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida. As a university lecturer in Wisconsin, Joe led several student immersions to Thailand and China. He is eager to develop overseas internship and service-learning programs and to expand access to international opportunities.
COURSES: Professional Pathways in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Global Pathways: Preparing for International Engagement

Bobbi Knickerbocker
Pre-Health
rknicker@advising.ufl.edu

Bobbi serves as director of the Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program, assisting students with completing the requirements for applying to professional graduate healthcare programs. In her role as a Beyond120 senior lecturer, Bobbi creates pre-health coursework for undergraduate students. Prior to coming to the University of Florida in 2008, she worked in healthcare for several years as both a registered nurse and hospice chaplain.
COURSES: Introduction to the Pre-Health Process, Human Dimensions of Healthcare

Jacob Watson
Research
jacobwatson@advising.ufl.edu
Jacob coordinates undergraduate research with the Beyond 120 Program and administers the CLAS Scholars Program. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to the University of Florida in 2020, he taught a wide variety of research-oriented, writing-intensive courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Georgia, and Duke University. Through Beyond 120, Jacob connects undergraduate researchers with opportunities and helps them hone their skills.
COURSES: Professional Pathways in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Introduction to Research in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

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