Steve provides leadership for the program and oversees the functions of SSS. Additionally, Steve is engaged in the campus community through various committees, boards and volunteer opportunities where he is able to advocate for SSS and the students in the program. Steve works hard to create and maintain key collaborations across campus that help to best support our students. Armed with over a decade of experience in the field of education, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology education and a Master of Science degree in environmental and outdoor education, he is ready to help students overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.
Marissa hails from the city of bright lights (otherwise known as Brooklyn) and ventured up north to Binghamton in pursuit of her BA in English, euphorically trading in NYC skyscrapers, bodegas and subways for fresh air, snow forts and carousels. Marissa found her passion for education while teaching for EOP's Summer Program (Binghamton Enrichment Program) for many years, ultimately earning her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in English. She provides academic, personal and career counseling as a senior academic counselor, truly enjoying her humanitarian vocation. Marissa is the instructor of record for WRIT 100, a supplemental writing course taken in conjunction with WRIT 111; teaches the TRIO Mentor Training Internship Course, CDCI 395; manages the SSS Peer Mentorship Program; and oversees enrollment for the SSS program.
Senior Academic Counselor
Jazmine was born and raised in Binghamton and received her BS in Human Development and MS in Student Affairs Administration from Binghamton University. She was inspired to pursue her master's degree after completing an internship during her undergrad working with at-risk students at Binghamton High School. Through this experience, Jazmine discovered her passion for helping students in their pursuit of higher education. After working with TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) as a graduate student for two years, she recognized the impact SSS had on their students and valued the connections made during her time there. After graduation, she committed to becoming an Academic Counselor and truly enjoys her career. Jazmine also teaches UNIV 103 and enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.
STEM Academic Counselor
Wilfredo was born and raised in the Bronx. He came to Binghamton University as an undergrad and did his two Masters at Binghamton University. He has been living in the community for over 20 years. Wilfredo received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a Minor in Africana Studies. He received both his Masters in Social Work and in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Diversity and Counseling. Wilfredo is passionate working for the TRIO/SSS program as he has his own experiences as a member of Education Opportunity Program (EOP) and Student Support Services (SSS). He is very excited to begin his journey in helping young minds develop their love for STEM. As the STEM Academic Counselor Wilfredo will be helping students on the path to success in their STEM Majors. He is also teaching a course in the spring for upper level students on campus; WTSN 301. In his spare time, he enjoys spending his time with his beautiful family and playing with his three lovely children.
Jess is a Binghamton native, having graduated from Binghamton High School in the heart of the city. For her bachelor’s degree she was accepted into University at Buffalo via EOP and double majored in African American Studies and Psychology. She knew by the end of her undergraduate experience she was going to spend her career in Higher Education. She spent her final year of undergrad assisting Buffalo’s FAFSA Completion Project and helping expand college access by assisting high school seniors fill out financial aid and college applications. Through this and many other opportunities she became quite passionate about helping students through their college journey. She recently graduated from Binghamton University’s MS Student Affairs Administration program, which further empowered her with tools to provide support for students during this time in their lives. She is very passionate about preserving and learning about Black History and culture in the United States. In addition, she enjoys discussing topics surrounding diversity, intersectionality and is a huge advocate for SELF-CARE and doing anything that positively relieves stress. When she takes her higher education hat off, she is the mother to a very active six year old boy. She also enjoys spending her time outside (when the weather allows for it), reading self-help and informational books, and being with her large, ever growing, family.
Academic Success Counselor
Alicia was born and raised in Binghamton and attended Susquehanna Valley High School. Neither of her parents received Bachelor’s degrees; her father was in the air force and took some college courses and her mother, the first of her family to consider college, received her associate’s degree in technology from SUNY Broome. Both of her parents valued education, so they encouraged her to pursue a degree. Since Alicia thought she was going to be a Fashion Designer, she received her BS in Human Ecology conc. Apparel & Textiles and Art conc. Design with a minor in Business/Economics from SUNY Oneonta. Being a country girl at heart, she realized she wasn’t going to move to a big city, so she focused her energy on Graphic Design. She received two academic scholarships to attend and also worked as a residential advisor for three years (her first taste of working in higher education). After graduating, she began working in marketing. While she loved the design work, she didn’t feel like she was making a meaningful difference, so she decided to get back into higher education. She received her MS in Student Affairs Administration in December 2020. Her passion is to help students discover their path and help to break down any barriers that stand in their way to achieving their dreams. She is primarily responsible for coordinating the office's tutoring program. Alicia currently teaches the CDCI 395 tutoring internship course which trains future SSS tutors. She loves many things including cooking, baking, singing, escape rooms, puzzle games (not puzzles though), traveling, hiking, mountain biking, graphic design, and crafty activities.
Both in and out of the office, Josh is a man of many hats. In the office, he is responsible for maintaining the online presence of the office through the website, social media and e-mail; and managing data and analysis for TRIO SSS. Josh has a background in music and history, with a Bachelor of Arts in music from SUNY Oneonta. He ultimately switched from a master's degree in music history to earn his Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (with a focus on advising and leadership) from Binghamton University. Outside work, Josh is an avid gamer, musician, traveler and he's busy learning and practicing Spanish.
Josh will be taking family leave much of Fall 2022, to take care of a newborn. He will have limited availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please email to set appointments!
Kayla grew up on Long Island, New York. She came to Binghamton University as a transfer student in her freshman year, and quickly became passionate about the transfer student experience and developing a community with other transfer students. She decided that she wanted to find a career in helping students create a safe and supportive “home” while at school, and became a 4 +1 Accelerated Degree student with a BA in English and an MS in Student Affairs Administration. Kayla graduated with a BA in English in the spring and now has the privilege of working as the TRIO Support Services Graduate Assistant.