Innovation and Impact Presentations

We look forward to the presentations from the following individuals highlighting promising approaches to and impacts in youth outreach and engagement.

Going from Babysitting To Dreamweaving
Linda Ryals-Massey
Founder, The Ryals-Massey Group                                                         

Implementing Post-Secondary Planning Into Core Classes
Joshua Fairbrother
College Advisor, MCAN AdviseMI                                                            

The Gap Filler – College Readiness in the Community
Doreen Odom
Metro Detroit Community Outreach Coordinator, Western Michigan University

Talent Tours
Mihaela Fodor
Wayne County College Access Network Coordinator, Southeast Michigan Community Alliance

College is for EVERYONE: Using numbers to debunk the myth!
Robin Pizzo
Coordinator, Student Parent Mentor Program, Center for Student Access, Lansing Community College

It Takes a Village: College Access for Special Populations in a Rural District
Anissa Emery
Counselor, Alcona Community Schools
Christian Michaud
Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan                                  

College Advising for LGBTQ  Students
Melissa Monier, BA
AdviseMI, Michigan College Access Network
Jacob Gironza
Student, University of Michigan-Dearborn                                              

Investing in a Network of College Counselors
Asadullah Muhammad
Pathway Coach, United Way for Southeastern Michigan                      

Evaluating the Impact of Pre-College Programs
Chelsea Hetherington
Evaluation Specialist, Michigan State University Extension                      

Post Secondary Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion in Lenawee County
Stan Masters
Coordinator of Instructional Data Services, Lenawee ISD                        

Managing Data in a Multi-Site Statewide Program
Sara Beu
Evaluation Specialist, Center for Education Design, Evaluation and Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Rurality and Higher Education: A Lens to Explore the Power of Digital Tools to Illuminate Pathways to College
Megan Taylor
Research Associate, Office of Academic Innovation, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Utilizing Technology to Increase Engagement in Outreach
Felicia Drayton
Senior Financial Aid Administrator, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Antonio Junior-Robins
Senior Financial Aid Administrator, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Stephen Nabors
Senior Financial Aid Administrator, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

The Community Scholarship Program & College Success Coach: A Cross-County Collaborative Retention & Persistence Partnership
Ashley Kryscynski, MSW
Coordinator, Washtenaw Futures College Access Network
Maryellen Ferro
Community Investment Officer, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Early/Middle Colleges: Collaborating, Coordinating and Connecting for Student Success
Beverly Brown
Early/Middle College Manager, Michigan Department of Education
Chery Wagonlander
Executive Director, Michigan Early Middle College Association

Partnering with a Four-Year: A Work in Progress
Chuck Pearson
Director of Early College Programs, Extended University Programs/Western Michigan University

The Power of University-Community Partnership in Summer Youth Employment Programs
Sara Saylor
Lead, Community Engagement, Ginsberg Center, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Julia Weinert
Assistant Director, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Inspiring the STEM leaders of tomorrow: Promoting STEM education and exposure for young women
Taylor Larsen
Co-President, FEMMES – Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science
Daria Stelmak
Co-Vice President, FEMMES – Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science

Hacking a Girls Who Code Club
Jamie Saville
Assistant Director, Women in Science and Engineering Program, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

D-RISE: Collaborations (and Chemistry) for College Success
Jonathan Pham, CPhT
Campus Advisor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

What to do when they ask “What’s Next?”
Zachary Constan
Outreach Coordinator, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University