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Oscar Felix, Ph.D. Oscar currently serves as Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University, teaching in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program and College Access and Success Certificate program.  Oscar worked in TRIO for over 27 years serving as an advisor,...

Sean Jaster, Assistant Director Upward Bound Colorado State University   For the past 12 years, Sean has worked supporting an Upward Bound Classic grant at Colorado State University.  He has a passion for facilitating small and large group conversations about equity, inclusion, and diversity and is especially...

Margaret Cahalan, Ph.D, Vice President for Research,  Director The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education   Margaret Cahalan is the Vice President for Research, Director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, of the Council for Opportunity in...

Dr. Kristi Brownfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northern State University   Speaker Bio:   Dr. Kristi Brownfield is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her areas of expertise include identity, popular culture,...

Dawn Eckhardt, Assistant Director of Talent Search Speaker Bio:   Dawn Eckhardt holds an MEd in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and is the Assistant Director of TRIO Talent Search at the University of North Dakota.  Dawn started her career in higher education at Green River Community...

Samantha Hill, Upward Bound Director    Speaker BIO:   Samantha Hill is the director of Weber State University Upward Bound and has now worked for the Upward Bound program for almost five years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Weber State University and a master’s degree in...

Rockell Bartoli is a professional speaker and author that has spoken to thousands of students and has delivered empowering messages for notable organizations such as TRIO, Burger King's McLamore Foundation and Carnival Cruise Line's Scholarship & Mentoring Program. Prior to becoming a professional speaker, her role...