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TRIO Upward Bound
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-level certifications from Seattle University in Counseling and Teaching English as a Second Language, and a master's degree Public Administration from the University of Washington. He enjoys working with amazing TRIO students because they 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 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.
Assistant Director Trio Upward Bound – Evergreen HS
Eric started his journey as an educator during his first year of college, when he got a random job as a math tutor at a local high school. Since then, he has taught math for several years and has been passionate about math, college access, and fighting against inequities in education.
Eric has worked with UB at at Evergreen HS since 2012. He loves the students, community, and culture in the White Center area. He looks forward to supporting all students at Evergreen. Go Wolverines!