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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.

Jesus M. Solis

Jesus M. Solis

Program Advisor

Jesus joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in May of  2016 as a program advisor. He comes to GVSU after a year working with Student Teachers and Teaching Assistance. He is a retired public school administrator for GRPS and a consultant for the Michigan Department of Education. Jesus attended Eastern Michigan University for this B.A, M.A and did post graduate work at MSU. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his spouse.

Barry Hall II

Barry Hall II

Adjuct Program Advisor


Barry joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in October of 2016 as a program advisor. He comes to GVSU after a year working as an adjunct professor with Davenport University College of Urban Education. Barry worked as a program coordinator for One Wyoming 1 on 1 mentoring. Barry attended Michigan State University for his B.S., has a MBA from University of Phoenix, an M.ED from Grand Valley State University, and currently working on ED.D from Central Michigan University.

Leslie Vaas

Leslie Vaas

TRIO Professional Support Staff


Part-time Program Advisors

Chelsea Folkertsma

Anthony Soule

Te'Asia Martin

Student Workers

Mayra Marcos

Jordynn Jones


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

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