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Inclusive Education Services
Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-2371
Email ies@ucf.edu
Location Ferrell Commons 185
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IES Staff
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Dr. Adam Meyer
Director Inclusive Education Services, Director Student Accessibility Services
407-823-2371

Dr. Adam Meyer was named Director of Student Accessibility Services in June, 2013 and Acting Director of Inclusive Education Services in July 2015. Since his arrival to UCF he has implemented a new social model of service delivery, which has increased the number of students receiving services by 51% in the past two years. Dr. Meyer was recently appointed as a Director-At-Large Board Member of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Prior to coming to UCF, Dr. Meyer served as a director of the Disability Resource Center at Eastern Michigan University and the Disability Services Program Manager at Saint Louis University. Dr. Meyer earned his Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at Saint Louis University.

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Carley Blades
Assistant Director
407-823-4186

Carley Blades joined Inclusive Education Services as the Assistant Director in September of 2016. Previously Carley worked in the UCF Department of Housing and Residence Life and was a secondary education teacher and Professional School Counselor for students with exceptionalities. Carley graduated with Honors from UCF in 2009 with a B.S. in English Language Arts Education and in 2013 earned her M.Ed. in Counselor Education from UCF. In her free time, Carley enjoys reading the paper, running, and traveling.

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Elizabeth Nemec
Office Manager
407-823-4654

Elizabeth Nemec has worked with University of Central Florida since 2010 and graduated from University of Central Florida with a BA Degree in Criminal Justice. She enjoys reading, watching football, and spending time with her family.

Peer Mentors/Resource Facilitators
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Faith Burns

Faith Burns, native of Daytona Beach, FL, is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. In addition to being a Resource Facilitator in IES, she is the Leadership Excellence Board Executive Director for UCF’s LEAD Scholars Academy and is a member of a number of RSOs on campus. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting Disney with friends, reading and going to UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center.

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Andrea Carreno

Andrea Carreno is a senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Exceptional Education. She is an Orlando native and enjoys giving back to the community she grew up in. Outside of school and work, Andrea volunteers with multiple Orange County Public Schools and enjoys traveling.

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Karina Garcia

Karina Mia Garcia is a second year at the University of Central Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Cognitive Science and Exceptional Education. She is also a medical scribe for the pediatrics unit and a research assistant in a neuropsychology lab. In her spare time, participates in Best Buddies as the Associate Member Coordinator.

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Mariah Green

Mariah Green is in her first year of Graduate School at the University of Central Florida. She is pursuing a Masters in Exceptional Student Education with a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is originally from Palm Harbor, FL but moved to Orlando in 2011. Mariah is part of the Best Buddies club, and Project ASD. In her free time she enjoys traveling, being at the beach, playing with her kitten Stella, and listening to country music!

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Cristina Hernandez

Cristina Hernandez is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida majoring in Health Sciences Pre Clinical with a minor in Psychology, and hopes to become an Occupational Therapist. She is from Fort Myers, Florida and volunteered with the Special Olympics for over two years. She likes to volunteer at the Creative School for Children, and participate in LEAD Scholar activities.

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Lauren Klein

Lauren Klein is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida majoring in Psychology with aspirations to become a Physician’s Assistant for Pediatric emergencies. She is originally from Miami, Florida but joined the UCF family in the summer of 2015. Lauren is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at UCF and is currently the Alumnae Relations Chair. In her spare time, she likes to relax by the pool, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

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Alexandra Minnick

Alexandra Minnick is a graduate student pursuing dual degrees in Applied Learning and Instruction MA and a Masters in Social Work. She is a Orlando native. She is a generalist intern at Counseling and Psychological Services, a member of Knight Advocates, and Secretary of Project HEAL Central Florida Chapter. In her spare time, she likes to swim, travel, kayak, kickboxing, Zumba, hip hop cardio, movies, drinking coffee, reading, and writing.

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Danika Verty

Danicka Verty is a Senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in both Biology and Science Education. She is originally from Miami, Florida but moved to Orlando for school in 2013. She's a pre-dental student and has been a member of UCF's pre-dental club since her freshman year. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, cycling, reading and creative writing.

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Rachael Winn

Rachael Winn is currently pursuing a Master's degree in School Counseling. She has 2 semesters left until she graduates and then will become a certified Professional School Counselor for grades K-12. Rachael moved to Orlando from Georgia 5 years ago after receiving my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. She has been been a mentor for 7 years, and is continuously rewarded by the experience. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.