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Meet the Team

R-Compass is truly a campus-wide initiative with multiple offices working on projects related to integrating career, life, and academic planning from both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.  Both divisions have dedicated one team member who spends the majority of her time devoted to this effort.

Gabriel Ignacio Barreneche

Gabriel Ignacio Barreneche

Director of R-Compass & Associate Dean of Advising / Professor of Spanish

T. 407.691.1770

B.A. Boston College
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

A member of the Rollins faculty since 2003, Dr. Gabriel Barreneche has taught courses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture, as well as Spanish language courses. He has authored peer-reviewed journal articles on the intersections of foreign language pedagogy and service-learning, as well as on film and literature from Latin America and the U.S.-Latino community. His edited volume Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices (2014) outlines projects and case studies that explore how the use of technology both here in the United States and abroad can impact student learning, and how that technology can bring together people from different corners of the globe and enhance our students’ global perspectives. Barreneche’s teaching, scholarship, and service contributions to the College were recognized in 2014 with the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award.

Tricia Zelaya-Leon

Tricia Zelaya-Leon

Director of Career Development

T. 407.646.2197

Tricia Zelaya-Leon earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2011. Her teaching and research interests focus on student identity development theory, the development of second-year college students, and engaging students in transition.  As the Director of Career Development, Dr. Zelaya-Leon oversees Career Center staff who provide personalized career counseling and outreach experiences for students, maintain relationships with employers, and facilitate alumni career engagement.  She works alongside Dr. Queen to oversee all R-Compass initiatives, but specifically manages the Résumé Consultants program in collaboration with the Tutoring & Writing Center (TJ’s), the Major Mentor program in collaboration with TJ’s and academic departments, and the overall analysis of self-assessment tools used for students’ personal and career exploration.