Sofia Barry
(Graduate Advisor for E-G,I)

About Sofia Barry

Hometown: Paternò, Sicily, Italy

Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in History and Economics, John Cabot University and the University of Wales (1st class Honors degree); Master of Science in Project Management with distinction, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking – Recreating Sicilian cuisine in Florida; traveling; thrift shopping for hidden treasures; Cross-stitch/needlepoint; Reading classic novels

Best Part of the Job: "Getting to know my students and their goals – I’m here to guide you along and help you fulfill your dreams. Think of me as Virgil from Dante’s Inferno – I’m guiding you through trials and am next to you each step of the way to get you to Paradise – graduation!"

Sofia joins us with a background in higher education as well as with direct experience with Embry-Riddle graduate coursework. Sofia is optimistic, caring, and always has her student’s best interest in mind. With Sofia as your dedicated advisor, you are in excellent hands.
Robyn Lawther, Director, Graduate Advising, Online Education

As Your Advisor, I will...

Be there — I will remain your dedicated advisor throughout your entire degree program. I will be there with you from start to finish!
Plan — I will develop a personalized degree map that will help you stay on track to complete your degree on time within a schedule that works for you.
Navigate — I will help you understand how to get started with ERAU, what is needed to complete your degree, how to register for courses, and more!
Connect — I will stay connected and in touch with you throughout your entire degree to help with anything you might need along the way.
Guide — I will provide guidance on degree curricula, prerequisites, university procedures/policies, transfer credit, and graduation requirements.
Support — I care about your success and will do all I can to assist you every step of the way!

Online Campus Student Spotlight

As an Air Reserve Technician, Maintenance Squadron Superintendent of F-16 aircraft at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Robert Michalak's charge is to support the 278 airmen who maintain the F-16's. He also keeps the aircraft and maintainers ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. Robert felt a huge sense of personal accomplishment when he received his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle and while it was a long, overdue dream come true, he wanted to continue to further his education and enrolled in the Master of Science in Aviation Maintenance program. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Robert hopes to remain in his current, professional role and then eventually transition to work for the FAA or NTSB. He also has a goal of becoming an educator for Embry-Riddle.

Robert Michalak
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, 2020; Master of Science in Aviation Maintenance

Upcoming Events

August Term Start
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8/10 August Term Start
9/9 September Term Start


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Graduation ceremonies are held around the globe and at different times of the year in order to accommodate as many students as possible. For a full list, check out the Graduation Concierge.

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