Target Schools

Evergreen High School

Eric Burns 

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!

Arleen J. Señas

Upward Bound Learning Specialist – Evergreen HS


Arleen’s father always told her, “la edcación es lo unico que nadie te puede quitar” (your education is the only thing no one can take from you). she has been been a teacher since 2013 and has taught English at both the middle school and high school levels. As a teacher, her aim is to make sure that students are engaged and aware of their options.

Arleen moved to Seattle in 2017 and although she misses the sights and sounds of Miami, is thankful and exited to work in a community as unique and vibrant as Evergreen.

You can visit Eric and Arleen in room 704 on the Evergreen campus.


Tyee High School

Roger Williams

Assistant Director Trio Upward Bound – Tyee High School


Roger started with UB in 2016. After two year at Evergreen HS as the UB Learning Specialist, Roger moved to Tyee in 2018 to take on the Assistant Director role. He is an Indiana native and brings 25 years of youth development experience to the UB team. As a first-generation college student himself, Roger is passionate about helping UB students not only access college, but also develop the soft skills needed to successfully complete a college Career.

Roger has enjoyed getting to know the great staff and faculty at Tyee in order better serve our Upward Bound students.

Ti Dinh 

Upward Bound Learning Specialist – Tyee HS


Ti came to UB and Tyee May of 2018. She loved every second of her first UB summer and felt great about the strong relationships she built to start her UB career. She has big things planned for the year-round UB class at Tyee! She comes from a LARGE refugee Vietnamese family and is thrilled to be working with such a rich student population at Tyee. She is a former high school math teacher at both Seattle and Portland public schools. She is originally from the Washington D.C./Maryland area.

You can visit Roger & Ti in room 205 on the Tyee campus.