Dr. Linda F. Rhone, Director

Dr. Linda F. Rhone


Supervises All Components

The Director coordinates collaboration and interaction with host institution and TRIO programs. Promotes campus environment resulting in multiple opportunities student learning and continuously improves program services. Supervises to ensure the measurable impact of services. Maintains budget for effective fiscal management congruent with new institutional computerization in Banner. Ensures compliance with EDGAR, TRIO, and Federal Regulations. Maintains internal control system for accountability, measurable results and efficient operational policies. Networks with faculty and administrators attracting resources to the program for continuous improvements.

Charity Lowe, Assistant Director & Academic Advisor

Charity Lowe

Assistant Director & Academic Advisor

Tutorial and Training Component
The Assistant Director coordinates the tutorial and training component. This component focuses on outcome-based individualized tutoring. Its aim is to assist students attain the grades needed to successfully complete required courses.

Pooja Sharma, Database Specialist & Academic Advisor

Pooja Sharma

Database Specialist & Academic Advisor

Tracking and Evaluation Component
The Database Specialist coordinates tracking and evaluation component. This component focuses on accurate and consistent tracking of students’ academic progress. The coordinator is responsible for maintaining project databases from which monthly, annual and special reports are researched and generated. The required Department of Education Annual Performance Report (APR) is prepared and submitted through this component. The Database Specialist also produces a Qualitative and Quantitative (Q&Q) report that summarizes the program's annual outcomes. This report is shared and made accessible to all stakeholders.

Nelson Ross, Learning Skills & Technology Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Nelson Ross

Learning Skills & Technology Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Learning Skills and Technology Component
The Academic Advisor coordinates the learning skills and technology component. This component focuses on coordinating activities that strengthen students’ academic skills and improve grades. This includes maintaining the computer lab, computerized data files on textbooks, and providing students’ access to the project’s textbook library, laptops, and IPads. The coordinator oversees the maintenance and update of the project’s learning skills and financial literacy computer software. The Academic Advisor also coordinates the publicity and marketing messages for the program.

Chelsea Martinez, Senior Administrative Assistant

Chelsea Martinez

Senior Administrative Assistant

The Senior Administrative Assistant coordinates the administrative component. This component focuses on coordinating activities and resources to ensure an effective management of the project.  This includes managing and maintaining an efficient system of internal controls such as computerized budget systems, purchasing processes, program inventory, human resource processes and student assistant supervision.

Student Staff

Narra Lam, Web Manager

Narra Lam

Web Manager


Karl Patterson, Lead Lab Assistant

Karl Patterson

Lead Lab Assistant


Aunjnae White, Student Assistant

Aunjnae White

Student Assistant


Vanessa Barraza, Student Assistant

Vanessa Barraza

Student Assistant


Tabatha Cruz, Student Assistant

Tabatha Cruz

Student Assistant


Binita Shakya, Student Assistant

Binita Shakya

Student Assistant


Suriya Prakash, Student Assistant

Suriya Prakash

Student Assistant



Tutor Staff

Ijeoma Obi, Lead Tutor

Ijeoma Obi

Lead Tutor


Current SSS Tutor List

Chioma Obi
Jennifer Alfaro
Mmasi Obi
Siva Priyanka Yenreddy
Sofi Abajobir
Alison Lynn
Brittany Thorne
Wyel Halimeh
Robert Hite
Benjamin Stowell
Malayna Brown
Stacy Holt
Jessica Prudence
Destiny Crowder