​Meet the Staff

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Frim Ampaw








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Kywn Trevino

  • Kwyn Trevino graduated with her BS in 2018 with a degree in Sociology, with a focus on Social and Criminal Justice, and Spanish. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program. 
  • Kwyn has research interests in data analysis and the federal probation system. She also enjoys working with the Spanish-speaking population. 
  • She has previously interned as United States Probation Officer for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati and is also a graduate assistant for the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.


Image of Hanna HlebaskoHanna Hlebasko

  • Hanna E. Hlebasko graduated with her BS in Psychological Sciences in 2015. She is currently enrolled in the MA/PhD program for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 
  • Hanna’s current research focus on personality in the workplace, selection, validation studies, and data analysis. 
  • In addition to CARS, Hanna works as a graduate Assistant for the Department of Psychology. 



Image of Courtney MorrisCourtney Morris

  • Courtney B. Morris graduated with her AS in Liberal Arts from Schoolcraft, as well as her BS in Health Administration and Social work in 2015 and her MA in Higher Education Student Affairs in 2018 both from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently enrolled in the PhD Educational Leadership program. Courtney has previously worked in secondary education regarding college access, additionally, she has worked with retention and persistence efforts for collegiate undergraduate students. 
  • Her research interests includes: Diversity & Inclusion Work (Cultural Competency), Social Justice & Student Activism, Study Abroad Experiences, Leadership Development and Hip Hop Pedagogy. 
  • Courtney serves as the Research Assistant for CARS. Her responsibilities include both quantitative and qualitative data collection, assisting undergraduate employees and administrative tasks. 

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Kathy Rise
  • Kathy Rise holds a MA in Higher Education Administration and a BS in Art and Industrial Technology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership. 
  • Kathy’s research interests include higher education practices and how they affect students.  She focuses on high impact practices, student retention, and student development.
  • In addition to her work with CARRS, Rise is the Director of Recruitment and Retention for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University.  She also directs the Public Spirited Scholars in Residence Living Learning Community.

Image of Sarah WilliamsSarah Williams

  • Sarah graduated with her BA in Education and History in 2000, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Leadership with a focus on literacy in 2005. She is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership. Sarah has served as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, Acting Director of the Reading Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago, and COO and President of a national educational consulting company. 
  • Her interests include literacy development and intervention, whole school sustainable change, and leadership.