Interns and Graduate Students

Aimee Kim

Doctoral Fellow

Aimee Kim is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Post Secondary Education (CSHPE). She comes from a secondary teaching background with Teach For America in Baltimore, MD. Aimee is broadly interested in increasing college access for marginalized students. She is particularly interested in the role of college-related information in increasing college going through college counseling. Aimee holds a B.A. in economics and a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S. in educational studies (secondary math education) from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. in higher education from the University of Michigan.

Alma Orozco

Graduate Practicum Student

Alma Orozco is proud to call the Bay Area her home, she grew up in San Jose, California and received her Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in Psychology and Liberal Studies. Identifying as a Latina, first-generation college graduate, she has a deep commitment to educational equity: she served as the Assistant for a first-generation college student transition program at her alma mater and worked as a Research Fellow in the local community, supporting Latinx mothers in conducting their own research projects that addressed pressing issues. Most recently, she worked as a College Advisor with the University of California Berkeley’s Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC), assisting underrepresented high school students with the college application process. All of her experiences have led her to pursue a graduate degree in Higher Education here at the University of Michigan and begin her role with CEO in supporting equity initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, finding good food spots and most importantly, making people laugh.

Barton Linderman

MCAC Graduate Intern

Barton Linderman is currently a 2nd-year masters student in Higher Education and Public Policy at UM with concentrations in student access & success and public policy analysis. Barton served as a 2013 Teach For America corps member in Houston TX where he taught 11th-grade physics and 10th-grade Pre-AP & Pre-IB chemistry at Heights High School in Houston ISD for 5 years. While teaching he volunteered with a local non-profit called The Woods Project which provides low-income students with outdoor education and recreation experiences, as well as coached boy’s soccer. He is originally from Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Bart is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, with a BA in chemistry and a minor in applied mathematics.

Lesley Rivas

Undergraduate Intern

Lesley Rivas is a 4th year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan double majoring in Latina/o Studies and Spanish. Born and raised in Chicago, Lesley is deeply passionate about changing the educational opportunities for underserved youth through her research, volunteerism, and professional and academic pursuits. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in education policy to continue learning about and practicing this work.

Within CEO, she supports the work of the program managers, specifically around Wolverine Express and the development of campus visit toolkits which will support the outreach efforts of offices at the University.