I humbly serve as the Director for the Upward Bound Classic Program. In my role, I determine service needs, design and implement program interventions based on factors including the socio-economic status of Upward Bound participants, school performance trends and educational best practices. In addition, I provide outreach and support services to faculty, staff, and students for the Upward Bound program, and initiate and foster strategic partnerships with target schools.
Before I began my journey with Upward Bound in 2009, I worked in Financial Services and Mortgage Loans.
Favorite place on the Kent campus:
The Upward Bound Office-it is a welcoming and expressive environment that is full of energy and smiling faces.
Best advice to students:
ʺDon't think outside the box. Think like there is no boxʺ-Marcandangel
The only person that can limit you is you. Do not wait for opportunities to come to you, create them.
M.Ed. School Counseling, Kent State University, B.A. Interpersonal Communication, Kent State University
Community Engagement, counseling, Training and Development, Collaboration, Recruitment