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Edilmary Urdaneta

Clinical Research Coordinator

Pediatric Skin Research, LLC

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Edilmary Urdaneta earned an A.A. at Broward College and a B.A. in Chemistry at Florida International University. She is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Pediatric Skin Research, LLC. As a Clinical Research Coordinator, she is responsible for assisting the primary study coordinator in the management of all facets of Phase I-IV pediatric clinical research protocols, participate in site selection visits, site initiation visits as well as monitor visits, and more. Edilmary has also conducted research at FIU with different departments. She plans to pursue an M.D. degree.

Patricia O. Urquiaga, MBA

Founder and CEO

Urquiaga & Company, LLC

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Patricia O. Urquiaga earned her A.A. at BC, and then continued her education at Florida International University and Syracuse University. Urquiaga & Company, LLC., was founded in 2018. Their mission is to develop a long-term partnership with each client to understand their goals, wants, needs, and challenges to develop the best solution and results. When asked about her experience at Broward College, Patricia shares "I am grateful for BC because it was the stepping stone to building my successful career. It helped me to define what I wanted to pursue in life, and gave me the academic foundation to pursue my BBA from FIU and my MBA from Syracuse U.”

Grashma Vadakkel

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center

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"I am very grateful for the knowledge and experiences gained at Broward College, concurrently earning both my high school diploma and A.A. degree. Thank you to the village that helped me to get where I am and make me who I am today".

Isabell Vasquez

News Editor

NBC 6

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Thanks to her A.A. in Communications Isabell was able to intern for Daily Flash TV. Where she gained experience in producing and optimizing content on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Which has helped her to become a video editor for NBC News Channel 6, where she edits video content including packages and voiceovers for newscasts, news promos, and topicals.

Robert Vazquez

Director, Lifestyle Services

Beam Living

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Robert Vazquez earned an A.A. and a B.A.S. in Management & Supervision at BC. He is the Director of Lifestyle Services at Beam Living (a Blackstone Portfolio Company). Beam Living creates and manages apartment rental communities throughout New York City. Robert ensures a happier city-life for NYC residents across multiple properties. People that have previously worked with Robert describe him as being passionate, creative, and able to inspire others.

Shane Vega, M.S.

Logistics Officer

Florida Army National Guard

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Broward College has given Shane the foundation in Accounting to be recognized as a Worlds Ahead Distinguished Graduate by Florida International University - College of Business in 2018. He currently serves as a Logistics Officer for the National Guard. Where he uses his skills in data analytical to develop and improve operations within the army.