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  • Studio portrait of Jaime Campbell

    Jaime Campbell

    Director - TRIO Upward Bound

    Jaime grew up in beautiful Eastern Oregon and enjoyed school, sports and outdoor adventures. His low-income and first generation to college upbringing and background did not stop him from entering college directly after high school. Jaime attended Eastern Oregon University for 2 years before transferring to Boise State University his junior year. He ended up not only completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but went on to get his Masters Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) as well as his Idaho Secondary Teaching Certification in Social Studies.

    Jaime started in Boise State University TRIO Upward Bound in 2000. He worked 12 years as a classroom teacher in the program and then moved into the Assistant Director role. In the fall of 2013, Jaime became the Director of the four Upward Bound programs here at Boise State University.

    Jaime is a true family man. Outside of work, Jaime spends most of his free time with his four boys and wife Crystal. They enjoy sports, hiking, camping, movies and travel. He is also a youth coach (football, basketball, baseball, etc.) and enjoys rooting for the Boise State Broncos.

    Jaime grew up in beautiful Eastern Oregon and enjoyed school, sports and outdoor adventures. His low-income and first generation to college upbringing and background did not stop him from entering college directly after high school. Jaime attended Eastern Oregon University for 2 years before transferring to Boise State University his junior year. He ended up not only completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but went on to get his Masters Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) as well as his Idaho Secondary Teaching Certification in Social Studies.

    Jaime started in Boise State University TRIO Upward Bound in 2000. He worked 12 years as a classroom teacher in the program and then moved into the Assistant Director role. In the fall of 2013, Jaime became the Director of the four Upward Bound programs here at Boise State University.

    Jaime is a true family man. Outside of work, Jaime spends most of his free time with his four boys and wife Crystal. They enjoy sports, hiking, camping, movies and travel. He is also a youth coach (football, basketball, baseball, etc.) and enjoys rooting for the Boise State Broncos.

  • Studio portrait of Michael Rupp

    Michael Rupp

    TRIO Upward Bound - Assistant Director

    Mike was born and raised in Boise. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary, South Junior High and Borah High School. Many of his summers were spent on the Boise State University campus, where his mother was pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. As a child of first generation college students, education was stressed in the household, which led Mike to attend Gonzaga University where he majored in Spanish.

    Mike’s passion for learning and experiencing new things led him on many adventures. He taught English in Japan, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cabo Verde, taught at a charter school for at-risk youth in Austin, Texas, pursued a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, volunteered for an eco-tourism project in the Dominican Republic, worked in refugee resettlement and spent four seasons working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Ultimately his travels brought him back to where it all started — Boise. He joined the TRIO program at Boise State University in 2013.

    Mike was born and raised in Boise. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary, South Junior High and Borah High School. Many of his summers were spent on the Boise State University campus, where his mother was pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. As a child of first generation college students, education was stressed in the household, which led Mike to attend Gonzaga University where he majored in Spanish.

    Mike’s passion for learning and experiencing new things led him on many adventures. He taught English in Japan, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cabo Verde, taught at a charter school for at-risk youth in Austin, Texas, pursued a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, volunteered for an eco-tourism project in the Dominican Republic, worked in refugee resettlement and spent four seasons working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Ultimately his travels brought him back to where it all started — Boise. He joined the TRIO program at Boise State University in 2013.

  • Studio portrait of Norma Valdivia-Jimenez

    Norma Valdivia Jimenez

    Administrative Assistant II

  • Studio portrait of Elaine Lambrou

    Elaine Lambrou

    Financial Clerk

  • Portrait of Corey Simpson

    Corey Simpson

    Technology Coordinator

Educational Specialists

  • Studio portrait of Nikki Cavalero

    Nikki Cavalero

    Educational Specialist

    Borah High School
    Capital High School

    Borah High School
    Capital High School

  • Studio portrait of Josh Engler

    Josh Engler

    Educational Specialist

    Caldwell High School

    Caldwell High School

  • Studio portrait of Corey Freese

    Cory Freese

    Educational Specialist

    Rimrock High School

    Rimrock High School

  • Studio portrait of Monica Galvan

    Monica Galvan

    Educational Specialist

    Borah High School
    Capital High School

    Borah High School
    Capital High School

  • Studio portrait of Courtney Murray

    Courtney Murray

    Educational Specialist

    Courtney is from Snohomish, Washington. She is the first in her family to go and graduate from college. Her first degree is in History from Central Washington University, where she later pursued her Social Studies Secondary Education endorsement. In 2018 she graduated from Boise State University with her Masters in Educational Leadership.

    She has been with the Meridian High School TRIO Upward Bound program since 2014. She loves planning student community service events and unique trips focused on outdoor activities and education.

    In her spare time she enjoys running, backpacking, camping and eating fresh Honeycrisp Apples.

    Courtney is from Snohomish, Washington. She is the first in her family to go and graduate from college. Her first degree is in History from Central Washington University, where she later pursued her Social Studies Secondary Education endorsement. In 2018 she graduated from Boise State University with her Masters in Educational Leadership.

    She has been with the Meridian High School TRIO Upward Bound program since 2014. She loves planning student community service events and unique trips focused on outdoor activities and education.

    In her spare time she enjoys running, backpacking, camping and eating fresh Honeycrisp Apples.

  • Studio portrait of Megan Simila

    Megan Simila

    Educational Specialist

    Megan Simila has worked with the Boise State’s TRIO Upward Bound program since 2014 as an educational specialist at Nampa High School.  She holds degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Cambridge, and is currently working towards a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University.  In her spare time, she likes to kayak, explore and the great outdoors, and eat fresh peaches.

    Megan Simila has worked with the Boise State’s TRIO Upward Bound program since 2014 as an educational specialist at Nampa High School.  She holds degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Cambridge, and is currently working towards a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University.  In her spare time, she likes to kayak, explore and the great outdoors, and eat fresh peaches.

  • Studio portrait of Jennifer Streeter

    Jennifer Streeter

    Educational Specialist

    Owyhee High School

    Owyhee High School