Angeleah Browdy, Ph.D



Office of Academic Support 

Room 330 | Classroom Building

I earned my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, focusing on Food Biochemistry from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to earning my Doctoral degree, I received a Master’s from Florida State and a Bachelor’s from the University of Delaware in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I have had rewarding experiences as a researcher and lecturer in the area of food science. As a faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at UF, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses. I also served as a faculty advisor in various capacities. I have been serving as the Director for the Office of Academic Support since 2010. I enjoy being an educator and administrator. My positions have allowed me to pursue my passion for creating and delivering programs and services that provide students with the resources and support to fulfill their undergraduate aspirations. Witnessing our students as they excel in their academic and professional pursuits gives me a sense of accomplishment. My goal is to meet the student where they are when they start at UF, assist them through the challenges, overcome the barriers so that they always feel supported, encouraged and championed to fulfill their purpose or mission.

A quote that I would like to share with current and future students is: “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

Maria Duarte


Assistant Director

Classroom Building


I earned a Master’s in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Policy & Advocacy from Georgetown University. Prior to earning a Master’s degree, I received a Bachelor’s from the University of Florida in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I am passionate about working with underserved populations (i.e. first-generation college students, foster youth, justice-involved adolescents, and young people experiencing homelessness) in various capacities including research, teaching and volunteering. Prior to joining the OAS Team, I worked at a national educational non-profit based in Washington D.C., providing professional development opportunities for policy leaders at the federal, state, and local levels regarding a variety of issues in k-12 and higher education, and child welfare. My experience working with underserved populations have allowed me to grow as a young professional and have given me the tools necessary to have a holistic, whole-child approach to my work. I am committed to social justice and my goal is to approach my work using an equity lens. I am excited to be in a role where I can mentor and help students find their purpose and achieve their goals as they begin their academic journeys at UF.

A quote that I would like to share with current and future students is: ““The point is to get your work done, and your work is to change the world.” – James Baldwin

Mary Stuart Rice


Academic Program Specialist

UF Student Support Services 

Room 336 | Classroom Building

Mary Stuart has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Life Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

“My advice to current and future students is: College can be wonderfully fun, but also equally academically, socially, and emotionally challenging. The good news is that you are not alone and our office specifically is here to help you. Take advantage of peers and professionals who will help guide and invest in you! Come see us.