TRIO Talent Search
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Office Phone: 206.934.6401
Sebastian has been working with TRIO Talent Search and Upward Bound for nearly two decades. He was born and raised in Washington State and is a third generation Washingtonian. Sebastian started out his journey in TRIO as an SSS student participant while attending Everett Community College. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in Latin American Studies, graduate certifications from Seattle University in Counseling and Teaching English as a Second Language, and a master's degree from the University of Washington in Public Administration. He enjoys working with TRIO because of the amazing students that always teach him new things and inspire him in his work.
Kate has worked in the TRIO Pre-College Programs at South since March 2017. She has been connected to TRIO Programs since through her own experience as a TRIO SSS student while attending Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. While there, Kate served as a TRIO tutor and mentor from 2012-2015 and has also worked in the Art and Art History Dept. and Women's Resource Center. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from SOU in 2015 before completing a year of graduate work at the University of Washington's 3D4M (Three-Dimensional Forum) Program. Kate really enjoys working on the UBETS team and especially loves the strong sense of community created by both students and staff. She gets excited about finding new ways to be creative in her work and is committed to serving students well by providing quality administrative support and both students and her colleagues.
Jasim has been a part of the UBETS team since January 2019. Prior to accepting his new position at South, Jasim worked at the North Seattle College Opportunity Center for Employment and Education where he served as the Integration Program Coordinator for the college. He has also worked as an accountant in the non-profit sector for Neighborhood House and he brings a great deal of experience in office management and accounting to the UBETS department. Jasim earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Balochistan University of Information & Technology in Quetta, Pakistan, and an additional certificate in Retail Management from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham before relocating to Seattle.
Student Support Specialist
Jourdan has worked with the Talent Search team since 2017. He moved to Seattle a few months after graduating from Boston College (Management/Leadership, B.S.) where he was Teaching Assistant, Peer Advisor and active participant within TRIO Student Support Services. Jourdan is inspired by the mission of inspiring and empowering underrepresented students to access, enroll, and persist into Secondary/Higher Education and beyond. Before joining the UBETS team, Jourdan served with College Access Now as an AmeriCorps College Coach in West Seattle.
Student Support Specialist
Christine has worked with Talent Search since 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Ethnic Studies, and a Master of Science degree in School Counseling.