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Liliana Mejia-Rodriguez

Job TitleMBA, LDO

Company NameMiami Dade College

About

Liliana Mejia Rodriguez is certified by the American Board of Opticianry, the National Contact Lens Examiners and has been a Board Certified Optician licensed in the State of Florida since 1996. Currently she is a Commissioner on the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, she was appointed by the National Federation of Opticianry Schools. Mrs. Mejia Rodriguez is also a member of the Florida Department of Education's Curriculum Committee and is a statewide Discipline Coordinator in the field of Ophthalmic Technology and Vision Care. Mrs. Mejia Rodriguez has also been a member of the Professional Opticians of Florida since 2007. During her optical career, she has earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. She has been in the optical industry for over 20 years training associates, increasing company revenues, teaching apprentices, and guiding stores to reach various business goals. In 2001, she became an adjunct faculty at Miami Dade College (MDC) and realized her passion for teaching future Opticians. In 2007, she became an Associate Instructor and Optical Manager at the MDC Vision Care Clinic. As the operations manager of the Vision Care facility, she mentored and contributed to graduates' success. In 2014, Mrs. Mejia Rodriguez became the Program Coordinator and a full-time faculty of the Commission on Opticianry Accredited Opticianry Program at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. During her time as Coordinator, she has lead the program to maintain accreditation, designed a part-time Opticianry track to allow more scheduling flexibility for future students, and is constantly mentoring future, current, and alumni Opticians. Her goal is to continue the success of the program by contributing enthusiasm and passion to student's education in the optical industry.