Florida counties: Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Saint Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia
International: Central America, South America
Hi and welcome to Eckerd!
My name is Sofia Paura and I am so excited about being your admission counselor and helping you through the application process! Originally from Brazil, I have always been passionate about meeting new people and learning about different cultures, which is something that a lot of our students are passionate about too. In fact, here at Eckerd most of our students travel internationally during their time here and get the chance to meet new people and immerse themselves into their culture!
I attended St. Thomas University, a liberal arts university in Canada, and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Journalism and Communications & Public Policy. With my experience in studying away from home, I cannot wait to help you see all the things that can make Eckerd your home away from home. This is very common, with most of our students coming from out of the state of Florida and with the average Eckerd student traveling more than 1,000 miles to get here!
Our students truly find a community here on campus, and they are welcomed with a great liberal arts education and endless opportunities for them to grow and become the best version of themselves.
Choosing the right college can be a difficult decision, but I am here to help! Please don’t hesitate to reach out in case you have any questions – I cannot wait to meet you and work with you!