Our Staff

Program Director

Gabe Peña

Gabe Peña

Having collaborated with TRIO for almost 10 years, I am extremely excited to begin my time as the Director for the TRIO SSS Classic program. As a first-generation college student at the University of Michigan, I was equally excited and nervous about the experiences that awaited me. This is why I am so grateful to serve the students in the SSS Classic program and help them to not only overcome barriers, but to expand and exceed their academic and personal limits.

I received my BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan and my M.Ed from Grand Valley State University.  Before moving into this position, I spent 5 years as a Success Coach in the Student Academic Success Center and 2 years as a professional advisor here at GVSU. I am a voracious football fan and you can usually catch me at a local high school football game on Fridays, cheering on GVSU on Saturdays, and watching the Miami Dolphins on Sundays in the fall.

 

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Student Engagement Specialist

Alexis Baskin

Alexis Baskin

Alexis is a new addition to the TRIO SSS Classic team. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she has 4 sisters and attended Grand Rapids Prep Academy. She graduated from Grand Valley with a Bachelor's in Social work and a Minor in Sociology and is a TRIO Classic Alumni. She is super happy to be working back at her Alumna and excited to be a part of the change

She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. She is a high school track/basketball coach and worked for GRPS for 5 years. She is a peer mentor in her community. She is super excited to come be a part of the TRIO Classic team but most importantly coming back to her community to make a change. She is a passionate person and loves what  she does which is help people find their place in life. 

 

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Graduate Assistant

Tyler Dorsey

Tyler Dorsey

 I’m a really excited to work with everyone this upcoming semester. I’m really looking forward to instilling change and support into students that come and interact with our office.

I love to see improvement in others and I’m always pushing for it. Mostly though I’m excited to make more connections with faculty and students overall.

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Graduate Assistant

Dasani Gorrelle

Dasani Gorrelle

My name is Dasani Gorrelle, I am first generation college graduate that was born and raised in Charleston, SC . Recently, I graduated Savannah State University where I obtained my Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering Degree. I currently a first year graduate student at GVSU pursuing my Masters of Mechanical Engineering.

I am most excited to meet new faces at GVSU and experience all that this school has to offer with me being new here. But I am most excited to be a part of the Trio Classic SSS team to connect with the everyone and be a resource throughout their college journey!

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