An FIU Honors College Cognitive Science Organization

Executive Board

JoelJoel Greenup
Hello there. I’m Joel Greenup and I am the President of The Ghost in the Machine. I was born in Miami, Florida and was raised here my entire life. I am currently a junior within the Honors College. I am a Psychology major working towards a B.A to then pursue a medical degree in Psychiatry. I enjoy reading a variety of books especially those involving medicine and I have also recently picked up the habit of programming. My role as President includes increasing efficiency within meetings and making sure everyone is on task and making progress within the club. I also concern myself with organization the organization of meetings. I look forward to meeting everyone.
MichaelMichael Perez
Hello, I am Michael Perez and I currently serve as the Secretary for The Ghost in the Machine. I am a freshman in the Honors College, but I have completed two years at FIU through Dual-Enrollment. I’m currently pursuing a dual degree in Biology and Chemistry, as I aspire to become a Neurosurgeon. For the last two summers, I have shadowed Neurosurgeons at Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital. During my free time, you can find me watching The Big Bang Theory, supporting the Miami Heat, or going to the movies. As secretary, I am responsible for keeping count of the member’s attendance and communicating between the E-board and the members. I look forward to an exciting year full of positive impacts in our society! Finally, I hope to get to know all of the wonderful members of this club!
JoseJose Lopez
My name is Jose Lopez and I am the Treasurer of The Ghost in The Machine. I was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States at the age of two. On my spare time I love to play violin, guitar, basketball, and just about any competitive sport. I am currently a sophomore within the Honors College, and I am pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences (B.S) with a minor in Chemistry. My aspirations for the future include becoming a neurosurgeon. As Treasurer it is my responsibility to collect any club dues, and look into any financial decisions the club has to make. I look forward to meeting our new members.
MichaelMichael Segura
My name is Michael. I’m in charge of the social media representing this great club we have. I love reading and debating with friends. You can probably bump into me in the Honors College Lounge or the Business Complex Building. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or any of my peers! I hope you find our studies worth your while. Please go ahead and visit our IG, Facebook, and twitter networks! Cya
BryanBryan Diaz
My name is Bryan Diaz and I am the current Event Coordinator of The Ghost in the Machine. I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at the age of six. I love to play golf, guitar, tennis and do magic tricks. I am an employee at the Honors College office and I am always available for anything you may need. I am currently pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry and Biology. I am aiming for a career as an Orthopedic surgeon. As Event Coordinator I am responsible for scheduling meetings with not only the board, but also when and how general meetings with occur. In addition, it is also my responsibility to assist in the attendance of guest speakers.. I hope to see you all involved together with The Ghost in the Machine to create a strong cognitive science-related society.
IMG_1717Esteban Asencio
Hey there, I'm Esteban Asencio, webmaster of the website for the club. Im a freshman Art History Major, born and raised in Hialeah, Florida. Planning to go into museum work what not. New student here but looking forward to meeting everyone. I enjoy rewarding and listening to music on my spare time. Massive comic book and video game nerd.
FrancescaFrancesca Riccio-Ackerman
Hi everyone! My name is Francesca Riccio-Ackerman and I am the support chair of The Ghost in the Machine. I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering and pre-medical student from the Honors College. I have been interested in engineering, medicine, and neuroscience since childhood and plan to become a neurosurgeon. I am from New York, but I love Miami. I am in Theta Tau, a Professional Engineering Fraternity based out of the Engineering Campus. You can find me hanging out on campus, in the Honors College, or at the beach; I’m usually always in those spots. I love doing henna, being outside, listening to music, hula hooping, and most of all, coffee. I’ll always be available to help out with any questions you have about the club and I welcome feedback and suggestions because we are a new club here and we’re learning! I look forward to seeing you all.

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