Alumni Relations Committee
Continuing Education Specialist, Silver Valley Upward Bound, University of Idaho
I’ve had the pleasure of working with various TRIO programs in multiple capacities since 2014. I am also an alumna from TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services. I currently work as a Continuing Education Specialist for Silver Valley Upward Bound in North Idaho. This is my first time in a leadership role for IATP and I couldn’t be more pleased to work with and for TRIO Alumni in the State of Idaho
Government Relations Committee
Director, TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, University of Idaho
I joined TRIO in 2018 as the Director of the Educational Opportunity Center, and work with an incredible team serving our communities across Ada and Canyon County. My background is in conflict management and organizational development, and understanding the systemic barriers in both social and institutional environments. I love working for a program that addresses these issues and has a lasting impact on our participant’s lives.
Advisor/Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services, Idaho State University
My name is Maurice Pittman. I have been with TRIO since 2014 providing services as the SSS Counselor/Advisor at Idaho State University for the past 6 years. I currently serve as the Friends of NAEOP Volunteer Store Manager. I also served as ELI Co-President for 2017-2018, I have volunteered at many IAPT and NAEOP events. I am a TRIO Alum from California State University Bakersfield. I am also actively pursuing my doctorate in Higher Education at Idaho State University.
Public Relations Committee
Web Specialist, TRIO College Programs, Boise State University
I joined TRIO in 2016 as the Web Specialist for the TRIO Rising Scholars, TRIO Teacher Prep, and McNair Scholars Programs at Boise State University. I have served on the Public Relations Committee since 2017 and took over as Committee Chair in 2018. I have greatly enjoyed putting my background in Web and Graphic Design to good use by helping to highlight and promote all of the outstanding work the TRIO Programs are doing throughout the state of Idaho.
Academic Success Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services, University of Idaho
I am Jessica Samuels and I have been an Academic Success Counselor at the University of Idaho since 2014. I’m an alumnus of the University of Idaho UB, SSS, and McNair TRIO programs. I serve as the current NAEOP secretary and the Pi Zi Zeta Chapter Secretary of Zeta Phi Beta. I also balance being a single mother of four and working on my PhD in Political Science at the University of Idaho.