Braulio Colón
Executive Director

Braulio Colón joined FCAN in 2023. He brings to FCAN over 20 years of professional experience in education community work as a non-profit executive, grantmaker, and system-change strategist. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Florida Student Success Initiatives at Helios Education Foundation where he served as a strategic lead in the Foundation’s community investment activities. Prior to Helios, Braulio co-founded and led the design and development of the Florida College Access Network as a statewide organization based at the University of South Florida.

Dave Sobush
Director of Research and Policy

Dave Sobush joined FCAN in 2023. Dave holds a Master of Business Administration from University of South Florida, a Master of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. In his previous role at the Florida Chamber Foundation, Dave was responsible for overseeing various research projects and headed up the Florida 2030 Blueprint Caucus. Dave brings deep experience in data analysis, public policy, and more. Additionally, he was involved with the International Economic Development Council, the Florida Economic Development Council, and the National Association for Business Economics.

Sandra Roa
Assistant Director of Communications

Sandra Cristina Roa joined FCAN in 2023. She is a first-generation college graduate and alumna from the City University of New York, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts and master’s degree in journalism. With a life-long passion for multimedia storytelling, Sandra brings a unique perspective to her communication strategies, aiming to foster meaningful connections between the public sector, communities, and individuals. Sandra’s academic interests and expertise are in examining the representations of marginalized communities, using media for advocacy, and writing personal narratives. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in communication at University of South Florida.

Adriana Pavicic
Communications & Initiatives Manager

Adriana Pavicic joined FCAN in 2021. Her work focuses on College Ready Florida, FCAN’s statewide initiatives aimed at supporting a college-going culture. She has a wide range of experience in public relations and marketing. Prior to joining FCAN, Adriana also worked as a teacher’s aide in a K-8 school in Pinellas County. Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in advertising from the University of South Florida, where she also minored in public health. She enjoys writing, going to the beach, and hanging out with her Yorkie.

Deborah Martin
Policy Manager

Deborah Martin joined FCAN in 2021. She analyzes complex education policy in Florida, specifically to inform various stakeholders of the impact legislative actions have on college access and readiness. Deborah’s previous experience working for the Florida Legislature, including her knowledge of the legislative process and the intricacies of public policy, support her current work at FCAN. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a bachelor’s degree in public health, both from the University of South Florida. She is a proud first-generation college graduate, dedicated to assisting others in achieving that same goal through her role at FCAN. Deborah also enjoys going to the beach and the gym, spending time with her family and friends, and is always listening to music.

Cuiyun Liu
Research Analyst

Cuiyun Liu joined FCAN in 2023. Her past research has encompassed various student benefits, such as Pedagogy of student’s character formation and classroom assessment. Formerly a high school teacher for over a decade, her overarching goal is to enhance college access through data analysis. She holds a master’s degree in research and evaluation methods from Boston College, as well as a master’s degree in education. In her free time, Cuiyun enjoys cooking, jogging, and spending time with her husband and friends.

Portrait of a Dane Shelton posing outdoors at the USF campusDane Shelton
Research Analyst

Dane Shelton joined FCAN in 2024. He is a former dual enrollment student and Bright Futures recipient who studied statistics at the University of Central Florida. He credits the flexibility offered by the programs, which allowed him to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work involves analyzing education data from various sources to aid in producing policy reports and research briefs informing audiences on progress towards increasing postsecondary success for Floridian students. His previous experience at the University of Central Florida’s Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity utilized demographic data to identify achievement gaps in East Central Florida and advance regional social, economic, and environmental goals. Dane enjoys playing and watching soccer, cooking, and listening to music.

Olivia Gonzalez
Administrative Specialist

Olivia Gonzalez joined FCAN in 2023. She is a first-generation college student currently completing a bachelor’s degree in political science. As a first-generation American as well, Olivia is passionate about immigrant rights and Latinx advocacy. She recognizes the importance of access to education in the collective fight towards equality. In her spare time, Olivia finds comfort and inspiration from the world of art, indulging in her love for painting. She also cherishes spending quality time with her family at the beach.

Kimberly Krupa, Ph.D.
Network Development and Engagement Consultant

Kimberly Krupa joined the Florida College Access Network in 2021. From 2017-2021, Dr. Krupa led Achieve Escambia, a cradle-to-career partnership based in Pensacola that also serves as the only Local College Access Network in northwest Florida. During that time, Kimberly was lead organizer for the successful Escambia Children’s Trust ballot referendum, a 5-cent property tax increase that passed with 61% voter approval on November 3, 2020 and distributes $12 million back into the community annually in evidence-based children and youth services. Kimberly started her career as an education reporter. For more than a decade after leaving the journalism field, she served in various positions connected to the rebuilding of south Louisiana coastal communities after Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A first-generation student, Kimberly holds her bachelor’s degree in journalism from The College of New Jersey and her master’s and doctorate in urban studies from the University of New Orleans.


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