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. 

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.

Frederick Landy

Frederick A. Landy

Adjunct Program Part-time Advisor

Frederick joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in November of 2016 as a program advisor. He comes to GVSU after five years of experience in secondary education from Youth Leadership Coordinator to Assistant Director of After school Care from within the states of South Carolina and Michigan. Landy attended University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, where he earned with induction a B.A. in psychology. He currently resides in Michigan and has recently earned an M.A. from Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan..

Ashley Fritz

Ashley Fritz

Adjunct Program Part-time Advisor

Ashley joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in March of 2016 as a program advisor.  She has experience working with students and young adults in career and leadership development, student success, and assessment.  Ashley earned a B.S. in psychology from GVSU and recently earned her M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She started out doing individual and group counseling and transitioned into career services, working as a Career Advisor for Cornerstone University.  Ashley resides in Ada, MI and will soon become Ashley Fritz.  In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, listening to music, reading mysteries and playing with her dogs.

Leslie Vaas

Leslie Vaas

TRIO Professional Support Staff

Student Workers

Mayra Marcos



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

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

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