• Idaho State UB
    Idaho State Upward Bound Students
  • Idaho State UBMS
    Idaho State Upward Bound Students
  • TRS Peer Mentors Meet Boise State President, Dr. Marlene Tromp
    TRS Peer Mentors Meet Boise State President, Dr. Marlene Tromp
  • ETS Students
    Boise State ETS Students

Idaho Association of TRIO Professionals

IATP Mission

The mission of the Idaho Association of TRIO Professionals is to be a catalyst in the state of Idaho for progressive initiatives that promote educational equity, access, and opportunity for traditionally marginalized student populations.


Idaho First-Generation Experience Summit 

IATP was delighted to host the inaugural Idaho First-Generation Experience Summit on November 15th, 2022. The purpose of the event was to bring Idaho leaders together from government, institutions of higher education, and community partners to discuss the challenges first-generation students face and what can be done to address them. Attendees sat at round tables so people from around the state of Idaho could discuss solutions centered on presentations about financial struggles, successful institutional collaboration, and the Affordable Connectivity Program. The planning committee made sure there was a TRIO student at every table so their voice could be heard when education leaders were discussing solutions and all ideas were recorded by note takers for future conversations. Overall, the event was very successful and all participants were interested in continuing the conversation so that Idaho can better serve those who are first-generation.  


IATP Student Highlights 

Malia Brown

Malia Brown

March 27, 2024
University of Idaho | Educational Opportunity Center Before finding TRIO, I had an 11th-grade education, was in an abusive relationship, and lacked work experience. I battled this situation for years, but was never able to create stability, which led to my daughter and I becoming homeless. Desperation led to compromised decision-making, which ultimately led to
Chandra Reyna

Chandra Reyna

March 27, 2024
Boise State University | McNair Scholars Program I began college a non-traditional, first-generation, low-income student, who was juggling the responsibilities of motherhood while working full time. Navigating college was challenging but the support I received from mentors along the way was pivotal to my personal and professional trajectory. I was first introduced to the McNair
Danni Fernandez

Danni Fernandez

March 27, 2024
Idaho State University | Student Support Services My journey in education began with the invaluable gift of a love for learning, instilled by my parents, who immigrated from Mexico to the United States with a dream to provide their children the opportunities they never had. Growing up, I observed my parents’ struggles and sacrifices, inspiring
Ali Hoffman

Ali Hoffman

March 27, 2024
Boise State University | Veterans Upward Bound I served in the US Navy as a Corpsman for nearly six years with assignments in Washington, California, and Japan. I’ve been working in some form of healthcare services since I was fifteen years old, and knew I wanted to stay in that line of work. From my


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