We believe everyone has the potential to be an uncommon thinker. The FIU Business community comprises an international group of students, faculty and alumni.
Diverse in their background, they share an important quality: they are uncommon thinkers—individuals who realize their ideas, exercise their passions and meet their challenges in unique ways.
At FIU Business, we promote, cultivate and celebrate uncommon thinking for the vitality and excitement it brings to our community.
We hope these stories inspire you as much as much as they inspire us.
Barry is a seasoned sea shell collector who enjoys searching, discovering and educating others about the diversity of shells.
An accomplished, classically trained pianist who plays in an eclectic Hip Hop band, Karyne finds meaning in musical expression.
Chris wants to instill in his students a love for how to succeed. He uses unconventional, hands-on simulation games to teach them.
Ternecia pursued her undergraduate degree with determination-while facing urgent family crises and the full responsibilities of being a single mother-she begins to realize her goal after 10 years.
To provide his kids with the skills to weather a future economic downturn and instill business and family values, Ken writes business books for children.
Jorge Narey Fernandez
Inspired by nature and architecture, Jorge is driven to evoke the same feelings in others via his art.
Cashed-strapped with a young child, Misha turns her love for baking into a tasty business.
A practitioner of yoga since the age of 16 while living in Brazil, Cybele has transformed her passion into a thriving yoga studio in Miami.
Jose Antonio Hernandez-Solaun
Jose finds fulfilment in the challenge of applying kaizen (continuous improvement) to his life.