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Sarah-Joy Somarriba

Higher Education Academic and Career Advisor

My name is Sarah-Joy Somarriba, but please feel free to call me Sarah.  I work with high school seniors or recent graduates, GED graduates, young adults, moms, dads and grandparents if you want to continue your education, I am here to lend a hand. I have worked in psychology, education, life coaching and college consulting for 7 years and am excited to combine my background in a way to help Tribal Members find their perfect fit for higher education, certification and/or career goals. I am here to assist all students in overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of their academic and career ambitions. When I am not at work, I am at home with my husband, Jehu Somarriba and one year old daughter Lena Somarriba.

Favorite Quote: “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ― Oscar Wilde

Hobbies: Reading, yoga, dancing and baking or cooking comfort food with a healthy twist

Contact Sarah-Joy Somarriba

Phone: (954) 989-6840 Ext: 10540


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Higher Education Program Manager
As an educator, it brings me great joy to be the Higher Education Program Manager at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Center for Student Success and Services where I get the opportunity to be a part of educational journeys, career pursuits, and overall student success. More Info

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Higher Education Coordinator
My name is Leila Patterson and I am your Higher Education Coordinator. This will be my 7th year supporting Tribal Members within the Seminole Tribe of Florida at the CSSS. More Info

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Director of CSSS
The biggest joy in my life, after marriage, a year later was greeting my twin boys. The responsibility of caring for them and molding them into adulthood was overwhelming as well as awesome. More Info



Big Cypress CSSS
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
Brighton CSSS
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce CSSS
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110

Hollywood CSSS

3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
Immokalee CSSS
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

Naples CSSS
3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Tampa CSSS
Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

Trail CSSS
14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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