TRIO Student Support Services

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We take our mission to support our students and community seriously and WSU Tri-Cities has announced several precautionary measures to respond to COVID-19. These measures include shifting from face-to-face to virtual meetings and events.

The TRIO Team is available by virtual appointments, email, and text messaging and are here to help you navigate towards your degree and future career.

*Live services available Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT). Must have active Zoom account set up on your phone, mobile device, or computer.

Connect with Your TRIO Success Team

TRIO Staff

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Stassia Feltes8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Director, TRIO Student Success Programs
509-372-7389
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Jennifer Silva-Gutierrez8 a.m. to 5 p.m.TRIO Classic Advisor
509-372-7156
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Nicole Ponce8 a.m. - 5 p.m.TRIO STEM Advisor
509-372-7152

TRIO Instructors

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Nur Afsa SyedaTRIO Instructor
Primary content focus: Computer Science, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics
Office Hours: M-W, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Tue-Thur, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment
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Christopher GutierrezTRIO Instructor
Primary content focus: Biology and V&E
Office Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – noon or by appointment
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Laurren NiriderTRIO Instructor
Primary content focus: Writing, Social Sciences, History, English Language Support
Office Hours: M, W, Thur 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Tue, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. or by appointment
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Timothy HanshawTRIO Instructor
Primary content focus: Engineering and Physics
Office Hours: M-F, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment
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Angel Breton-VegaSupplemental Instructor
Primary content focus: Chemistry and Mathematics
Office Hours: M-F, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Student Staff

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Charlie FariasRecruitment Coordinator
Primary projects: Recruitment
Major: Psychology
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Khyati PanchalSTEM Career Coordinator
Primary project: 3D Printing Project, VR Project, Professional Mentor Program, TRIO Website
Major: Computer Science
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Alma RangelOffice Assistant
Major: Psychology
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Erika EspinozaPeer Advisor
Major: Elementary Education, Middle Level Mathematics
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Rochelle DelacruzMarketing and Public Relations Intern
Major: DTC
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