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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 new to GVSU and is back working with secondary students, after retiring as a public school administrator for GRPS and a consultant for the Michigan Department of Education. Jesus attended Eastern Michigan University for this bachelor and master's of arts. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his spouse.

Leslie Vaas

Leslie Vaas

TRIO Professional Support Staff

Our part-time Program Advisors

and GVSU Student Worker

Chelsea Folkertsma

Anthony Soule

Mayra Marcos



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

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