TRIO Staff, Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, and Office Assistants 

  • TRIO Staff

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    Anthony Webster (he/him), Program Director [email protected]

    Anthony is a proud native of Greenville, Mississippi. As an undergraduate student at Jackson State University, he recognized his passion for higher education and student success after being hired as a work-study student in the Dean of Students Office. As a McNair Scholar, he learned early in his college career how important it is to connect with resources, build community, and become involved. Anthony has been instrumental in helping students from historically marginalized communities gain access to post-secondary opportunities and transition beyond college into adulthood at both the two-year and four-year college levels throughout his professional career.

    His commitment to supporting first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities as they navigate their educational journey stems from his own experience of being labeled as "at-risk ." Anthony knows first-hand the hurdles students encounter as they seek to build a better life for themselves and their families by earning a college degree. And he is determined to improve systems and policies that serve as barriers for these students.

    Anthony has called Michigan home for over a decade and is a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University Higher Education Student Affairs program. In addition, he is a student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at Wayne State University. His research will explore how to improve access and employment opportunities for minority students through the lens of the Critical Race Theory.

    Beyond work, Anthony enjoys connecting virtually with friends and family. One day he hopes to travel more. He says that one of his favorite quotes comes from his fraternity brother Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the quote states, "Everybody Can Be Great Because Everybody Can Serve." Anthony is looking forward to connecting and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff alike to take the TRIO Student Support Services program to the next level.

    Earl Schumake (he/him), Program Coordinator     

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    Hi! My name is Earl Schumake. I’m currently the Program Coordinator at TRIO SSS. I spent the previous six years at Concordia University working as an Academic Support Specialist for the University. Prior to that, I worked for three years at Ypsilanti Community Schools as a teacher and coach. I also have coached football for the past eight years at Concordia as well. 

    I graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor's of Science in 2012; majoring in English and minoring in History.During my time at Hope, I also played running back for four years under the direction of Dean Kreps from 2008-2012. In 2017, I graduated with his Masters of Arts in Collegiate Athletic Administration from Wayne State University.I look forward to working with the TRIO SSS Program as this work resonates with me as I’m a First Generation student. 

    Em Storlie (He/They), Graduate Assistant  [email protected]

    Em Storlie is a first year master's student in Eastern Michigan's Higher Education and Student Affairs program. Originally from northcentral Wisconsin, Em had wanted to go into the nonprofit field as a public relations specialist until they realized they had a passion for student affairs while working as a resident advisor during their undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside where they earned a degree in Communication with a Public Relations minor. As a disabled, queer student Em understands the importance of programs like TRIO and after graduating hopes to work in a TRIO office or a Disability Resource Center so they can help students from underrepresented and marginalized communities advocate for themselves on their individual learning journeys, as well as advocating for policy that makes getting a higher education more accessible for students who have disabilities. In their spare time Em enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons with their partner of four years, as well as exploring different genres of music and is hoping to learn how to play the bass. 



  • Peer Mentors

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    Cedrick Charles (He/Him/His)

    Major/Minor: Political Science & Economics double major, Africology and African American Studies minor 

    Campus Organizations/Affiliations: National Black Law Student Association, Honors College, EMU Student Alumni Association, EMU Forensics Team

    Favorite TV Show: Atlanta or The Bear 

    In my spare time: I’ve been reading a lot lately, but when I’m not doing that I like to walk around campus listening to my favorite music.

    Chris Souheaver (Sigh-heever) (He/Him)

    Major/ Minor: Cinema Studies/History

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: TRIO SSS, EMU Mentor Collective

    Favorite TV Show: Mr. Show with Bob and David

    In my spare time: I watch as many movies as possible, play video games, and spend time with my family!

    Daira Lloyd (She/Her)

    Major/ Minor: Technology Management, minors in Communication and Critical Disability Studies 

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: Alpha Phi Omega, PPGA 

    Favorite TV Show: Jujitsu Kaisen 

    In my spare time: I read and play games with my friends.

    Elena Fenech (She/Her)

    Major/ Minor: Music Therapy Major, Psychology Minor 

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: Music Therapy Student Association 

    Favorite TV Show: Psych

    In my spare time: I love to read (especially classic novels), watch movies, and play one of my many instruments!

    Harisloden Harris (He/Him)

    Major/ Minor: Information Technology

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: The Gentlemans Empire (Under Construction)

    Favorite TV Show: NFL Football

    In my spare time: I like to find new skills that make money, listen to music and workout. 

    Lea Pyles (She/Her)

    Major/ Minor: Business administration

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: TRIO

    Favorite TV Show: Charmed 

    In my spare time: I like to hang out with friends and spend time outdoors enjoying nature.

    Lisbette (Liz) Zavala (She/They)

    Major/Minor: Major in Social Work, Minor in Psychology

    Campus Organizations/Affiliations: TRIO SSS, McNair Scholars

    Favorite TV Show: Gravity Falls!

    In my spare time: I take nature walks, meditate, play video games, and travel.

    Louise Missome-Engohang (She/Her)

    Major/ Minor: Double Major in Political Science and Philosophy

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: National Black Law Student Association, Honors College, Black Honors Student Organization, EMU Forensics Team, EMU Model UN, Public Safety Oversight Committee

    Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead or Bridgerton 

    In my spare time: I pick up new hobbies! I like painting, crocheting, sewing, journaling, doing my nails and anything else that keeps me busy while having fun!

  • Peer Tutors

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    Tamara Blair (She/Her)

    Major: double major in Marketing and Children's Lit

    Campus Organizations/Affiliations: Honors Book Club, Crochet Club

    Favorite TV Show: Good Omens

    Subjects:  Business, Micro & Macro Economics, English, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish 

    Tutoring Dates/ Times: M (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.), T (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.), W ( 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Th ( 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 

    Savannah Covault (They/Them/Theirs)

    Major/ Minor: Psychology/ Criminology

    Campus Affiliations: Swoop’s Food Pantry and Office of Communications

    Favorite TV Show: Jujutsu Kaisen

    Subjects: Psychology, Criminology, Philosophy, English

    Tutoring Dates/ Times:  T (12p.m. - 4 p.m.), Th ( 12 p.m. - 2 p.m and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.), F (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.)  

    Louise Missome-Engohang (She/Her)

    Major/ Minor: Double Major in Political Science and Philosophy

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: National Black Law Student Association, Honors College, Black Honors Student Organization, EMU Forensics Team, EMU Model UN, Public Safety Oversight Committee

    Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead or Bridgerton 

    In my spare time I: Pick up new hobbies! I like painting, crocheting, sewing, journaling, doing my nails and anything else that keeps me busy while having fun!

    Subjects: Communication, Political Science, Writing, Speech

    Tutoring Dates/ Times: M (2 p.m. - 3 p.m.),  W ( 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Th ( 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.) 

    Victoria Huguley (She/They) 

    Major/ Minor: English/ African American Studies 

    Campus Organizations/ Affiliations: The Eastern Echo,The Black Honors Student Organization and TRIO SSS

    Favorite TV Show: What We Do In the Shadows 

    Subjects: Writing 121, Math 110, English, History, African-American Studies

    Tutoring Dates/ Times: M (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.), T (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.), W ( 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

  • Office Assistants

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    Arnecia Paul (She/Her)

    Major/Minor: Elementary Education: Early Childhood Comprehensive

    Campus Afflictions: TRIO SSS, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Honors College, EMU Early Childhood Education Club; President, Sisters That Care; Director of Committees, Aspiring Black Educators; Treasurer, Black Student Honors Society. 

    Favorite Tv Show: Law and Order: SVU

    What I like to do in my spare time:  In my spare time I like to read and learn more about things that interest me :) 


    Ashley Hafeli (She/Her/Hers)

    Major/Minor: Music Therapy

    Campus Organizations/Affiliations: Music Therapy Student Association- Member-at-large

    Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons

    In my spare time I: play or listen to music, watch Disney Plus, walk, and take bike rides

    Caitlin Peterson (She/Her)

    Major: Finance

    Campus Organization/ Affiliation: YBBW (You Beautiful Black Woman)

    Favorite TV show: Supernatural

    Spare Time: Enjoys everything in regards to beauty and self-care

    Tra’chelle lewis (She/Her)

    Major/Minor: Nursing/ Film 

    Campus organization: TRIO SSS

    Favorite show:  Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Wednesday 

    Favorite genre: R&B, Rap 

    Favorite color: pink and black 



    Kiley Shay (She/Her)

    Major/minor: Psychology/ Criminology 

    Hometown: Reading MI

    What I am looking forward to this year: I am looking forward to all the memories and friends I am going to make this year!

    Favorite TV show: Full House


    Isaiah Garcia (He/Him)

    Major/Minor: Entrepreneurship, Management

    Campus Organizations/Affiliations: TRIO SSS

    Favorite TV Show: Trailer Park Boys or One Piece

    In my spare time: I like to exercise, read books related to my major, watch Netflix, play clash of clans, or hang out with my friends.

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