Sari Byerly has worked for TRIO since 2002 starting her journey working with Upward Bound at the University of Utah. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Social Psychology at the University of Utah and her doctorate in Educational Leadership through the University of Idaho. She has been fortunate to find a home working for TRIO. Idaho State University TRiO programs are about serving the students, meeting them where they are at and providing students access and opportunity to education. "I believe strongly in TRiO, the positive impact TRiO programs have on peoples' lives is without question extraordinary. As the first person in my family to receive a college degree I remember the trials of a first-generation student. Great people help you along the way. I have been given amazing mentors, friends, and family to share my wonderful journey. My work with TRIO allows me the opportunity to show others similar precious moments. There is nothing better than loving your job each and every day."
Office Specialist II
Shanna has worked with TRiO for 6 years now. She graduated from ISU college of Technology with an Accounting Clerk certificate. She enjoys getting to know our students and seeing their success is very rewarding experience. She loves spending time with her family which includes 2 beautiful Siberian Huskys.
Braeden Udy is excited to be a member of the ISU TRiO Team! As a recent graduate of Utah State University, he is passionate about education. A fervent reader, traveler, hiker, and musician, Braeden likes to learn about and explore the world. He is excited to help students achieve their goals and dreams because he knows that TRiO works!
Educational Talent Search
Jolene has been with ETS since January 2012. She LOVES working with her students at Pocatello and Highland High Schools! She graduated from ISU in 2010 with a degree in Training and Development, and is currently working on my Masters of Organizational Learning and Performance. She is excited to help students realize the opportunities that education provides for them and to encourage them to reach their full potential.
Jolene's School Visits
Monday - Pocatello High School
Tuesday - Pocatello High School
Wednesday - Highland High School
Thursday - Highland High School
Friday - Office
Minico, Twin Falls, Burley, & Jerome
Maria graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Work, with a Spanish Minor. She enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her fiancé, as well as spending time with my family & friends. Maria believes that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their academic goals. As a proud TRiO Alumni of ETS and SSS, she can say firsthand that TRiO works! She is excited to be able to assist students in achieving their goals and prepare for their future endeavors.
Maria's School Visits
Monday - Century High School
Tuesday - American Falls High School
Wednesday - Aberdeen High School
Thursday - Century High School
Friday - Office
Mary R. Smikle Peoples
Mary R. Smikle Peoples comes to ISU after a twenty-year career in higher education. She worked in several respected institutions across the country, including: Garrett Community College, Trocaire College and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. Mary thoroughly enjoyed her role as Director of Financial Aid. It was a pivotal function for helping students realize their dreams of attaining an education. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Mary resided in Columbia, Maryland for sixteen years. Pocatello, Idaho is now her home. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Canisius College and a Masters in Management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. An Avid fitness buff, Mary spends many hours in local parks and on trails biking and walking. She also enjoys reading mysteries, listening to all genres of music and dancing.
Mary's School Visits
Student Support Services
Maurice hails from the great State of California. Were he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications and his Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs and School Counseling from California State University Bakersfield. Maurice currently works as a TRiO Advisor/Counselor at Idaho State University and loves working with college students helping them to write their own chapter in the Book of Life. As a TRiO alum, Maurice knows that TRiO Works!
Diana Guerrero has worked for the TRiO program for 19 years. She is an Advisor/Counselor for Student Support Services program on the Idaho State Univeristy Campus. Diana has her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and her Master's in Human Resource Training and Development.
Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science
Cheryl has been involved with TRiO for 17 years first at the University of Wyoming and now Idaho State University. During that time she developed a deep appreciation for the mission and goal of TRiO. She loves the work she does with students and hopes to help many of you work towards your goals.
Upward Bound Math Science
From participating in Upward Bound as a high school student to spending many years working as a UBMS Advisor, TRIO has been part of Jon's life since early 2000. In that time, TRIO has taught Jon to embrace education in all forms and to never stop learning. TRIO is more than just a job him; it is a way to create positive change in the world! In his spare time, he is a devoted husband and a loving father. Jon is also deeply passionate about photography, travel, cultural education and back-country exploration/camping.
Jon's School Visits
Monday - Shelley High School
Tuesday - Firth High School
Wednesday - Idaho Falls High School
Thursday - Bonneville High School
Friday - 8:00am - 5:00 Office Hours at ISU - University Place (Idaho Falls)
Luis Carrillo is a TRiO SSS alumnus, proof that TRiO WORKS! Luis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lewis-Clark State College. He considers himself to be humorous and easy going. He believes education is the key to a better life and loves working for TRiO because of the opportunities the programs provide to their students. Luis has been fortunate to have great support from my wife, family, friends, and co-workers. It is a privilege to come to work and be surrounded by great mentors and passionate TRiO professionals.
Luis's School Visits
Monday - Pocatello
Tuesday - Blackfoot
Wednesday - Snake River
Thursday - Sho Ban
Friday - Office
Heather graduated from Idaho State University in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. As a former Upward Bound Student she knows firsthand how impactful TRiO can be in students’ lives. She is excited to again have an opportunity to be a part of TRiO and help students reach their goals.
Heather's School Visits
Monday - Century
Tuesday - American Falls
Wednesday - Aberdeen
Thursday - Highland
Friday - Office
College Pathways Interns
Career Pathways Intern
Steven recently graduated from Idaho State University with his BA in Theatre. He is a prime example that TRiO works! Joining the team as a lab technician Steven has played a part in many different areas of our TRiO Office. Since starting work with us in 2012 he has had great experiences working with different advisers and students, learning how he can make a difference. He is gearing up for his second summer as an UB/UBMS Summer Program Tutor/Mentor and is extremely excited to be working with the students again. “Don’t quit. You’ve experienced pain, you already hurt, gain something from it.” --Eric Thomas. Steven says this quote is summed up in one word, “Succeed.”
Career Pathways Intern
Misty is an Idaho State University master student in Anthropology and she is also obtaining a GIS certificate and a TESOL certificate. She was born and raised in Pocatello, but during and after her undergraduate degree lived in France while teaching English as a foreign language. Misty is a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Anthropology as well as a Trio Student Employee.