Claudia joined the University International Center in November, 2018 as the Executive Assistant to Dean Villalon. In this role, she maintains the Dean’s calendar, appointments, meetings and travel, while also serving as liaison to senior management across campus. Prior to joining UF, Ms. Zapata was a member of Florida International University since 2008 having worked for University Compliance Office at FIU from 2011 to 2018, the Dean of the Libraries from 2010 to 2011 and in the Division of Human Resources, Recruitment Services from 2008 to 2010. Furthermore, Claudia worked with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles from 2002 to 2008, where she received specialized training on how to detect fraud on immigration and other original source documents. Claudia is a graduate of Florida International University, having received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, cum laude, in 2013, and a Master degree in Public Administration and a Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2018.
Executive Assistant, Dean’s Office