TRIO Staff

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Stassia FeltesAcademic Affairs, Manager, TRiO Student Advising ServicesEast 203509-372-7389Stassia Feltes is the TRIO Student Support Services Program Director at WSU Tri-Cities. Living in almost every quadrant of Washington State, Stassia is a true Washingtonian – from Seattle, to Spokane, Pullman, Tonasket, Yakima and now the Tri-Cities, she brings different views to every situation. Stassia spent the last 5 years within TRIO, starting out as a Program Coordinator for the WSU TRIO Upward Bound that served high school students in Oroville and Tonasket. She spent the last two years as the director of a TRIO Upward Bound Math Science program in the Yakima Valley. During this tenure, she secured a $250,000/year grant, developed STEM based leadership and job shadow programs, significantly improved program performance, and was recently elected as the president-elect of the Washington State TRIO Association. Stassia earned two Cougar degrees holding a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
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Maria LopezAcademic Affairs, Program Assistant, TRiO Academic Student ServicesEast 203509-372-7157Maria Lopez graduated from Kiona Benton High School and received her AA from Portland Community College. She is a past participant in both CAMP and TRIO Student Support Services (Maria was part of the first TRIO cohort here at WSUTC). She earned her BA in Social Science from Washington State University with a focus on Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Anthropology. Prior to becoming TRIO’s Student Success Specialist, Maria worked with the Pasco School District as a bilingual para-educator.
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