Contact & Hours



TRIO Educational Talent Search

Grand Valley State University
510 West Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495
Hours Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4 PM
Phone (616) 331-7110 Fax (616) 331-7115



Sarah Keranen-Lopez


Sarah has been the director of TRIO Educational Talent Search for 14 years. She has received an M.P.A as well as an M.Ed. 

Tim Marroquin

Tim Marroquin

Assistant Director

Target SchoolsUnion HS, Wyoming HS, Westwood MS, and Riverside MS

Tim joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in 2013 as a program advisor and was named Assistant Director in 2014. He has 15 years of experience in secondary education prior to working at GVSU. Tim attended Valparaiso University, has a B.S. from Grand Valley State University, and an M.A. from Central Michigan University. He currently resides in Holland, MI with his wife, Cynthia, and their two children, Mia and Enzo.

April Holder

April Holder

Program Advisor

April started working for TRIO ETS in 2013 as a student worker at Union High School and as a camp counselor. She has been a program advisor since 2014. With a B.S. from Grand Valley State University, April’s interests include vegan cooking and skating for the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls team. She lives in Grand Rapids.

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Leslie Vaas

TRIO Professional Support Staff


510 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495

Phone (616) 331-7110; Fax (616) 331-7115