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Director of Enrollment Management Creating meaningful connections with people is Ingrid's passion. Having been a professional therapist and a restaurant business owner in years past, she brings both financial knowledge and exceptional interpersonal skills to her work at Miami Country Day School.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Admission Officer Vanessa has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 2007. Growing in up in the Miami Shores area and attending St. Rose of Lima School and Madonna Academy, now Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, she is a native to the area. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. At MCDS, she began her career as the Admission Coordinator and branched off to Data Processing Coordinator in 2013.
International Admission Officer As an International Admission Officer, she is the main contact for international students and families as they inquire about the school’s programs and community. Candida is originally from Brazil, where she graduated from law school in 2001. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is passionate about working in a school that values the whole child education.
Lower School Admission Officer Michelle Farina is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and holds a BA in Telecommunications and Business Administration. Originally from Naples, Italy, she grew up in both Italy and Uruguay. She brings over 20 years of marketing, event planning, and public relations experience with both fortune 500 companies and small businesses. She has lived in Chicago and Indianapolis. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.
Family Engagement and Admission Officer Abra has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 2011. During her first nine years at MCDS, Abra worked in the Communications and Marketing Department and joined the Admissions Team in July 2020. Originally from Ohio, Abra lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for several years after graduating from the University of Dayton. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters; both are Lower School students at MCDS.
Admissions Data Analyst Jackie joined the Miami Country Day School as Admissions Data Analyst in October 2017. In her role, she supports the organization's vision by enhancing its state of the art Enrollment Management System to ensure prospective families have a first-rate experience throughout the admission process, as well as increasing MCDS’s business intelligence by delivering interactive reporting, essential progress-oriented statistics, and analytics.
Primary Hall Office Assistant Iara joined the Admission Team at Miami Country Day in 2019 as the Primary Hall Office Assistant. She studied Science, Information Systems and Business at FGV in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to her time in Miami Country Day, Iara was a dedicated chess player and coach, also managed a Children & Education Foundation in Miami Beach, focused on after school enrichment classes. Iara and her husband Marcello, have two children, Sisi '32 and Gabriel '31.