Jennifer Whitehead, Upward Bound DirectorJennifer Whitehead


Hello!  I'm so proud to say that I truly love coming to work each and every day!  I have been working with Upward Bound for 5 years now and I continue to be amazed by the wonderful students and staff that are a part of the program.  Students are always striving to do more and to go farther and staff is right there helping that happen on a daily basis during both the academic year and the summer program.  Students and staff involved with Upward Bound are truly UPWARD BOUND!   

Sue Weitz, Upward Bound Program AssistantSue Weitz


I've worked for Upward Bound for 10 years now and I am even more proud to be associated with this very worthwhile program.  We have had great kids in Upward Bound over the years, and some of them come back to work for us during their college years.  It is a real testament to this Upward Bound program that we continually get returning students, staff, and instructors to participate, tutor, and teach, respectively.  We're continually striving to make it even better!  Any investment in kids and in education is an investment in our future.

Hien Dang, Upward Bound Program Advisor IHien Dang


Hi there!  I am the newest member to the Upward Bound staff, but have had the pleasure of being a part of the program since I was in High School.  It has been a wonderful experience to be able to engage myself through the different lenses of Upward Bound.  As a former Upward Bound Tutor Mentor, Tutor, Management Intern, and  Alum, I have come to be really passionate about the program and have realized the impact it has on our students and staff.  I am excited to work with our students and help them in their journey to success.  I am proud to say that I work for such a wonderful and important program! 

Shelley Gemza, Upward Bound Program Advisor IIShelley Gemza


I enjoy working with and getting to know our Upward Bound students during the school year.  This is my fifteenth year working with TRiO programs!  During my time off, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my two children, and reading.