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Phillip Dirks: Project Director, BS, MA in English from Iowa State University, additional doctoral work in Religion & Social Ethics at the University of Southern California. Mr. Dirks has spent 27years in TRIO, 7 with Student Support Services and 20 years with the pre-college programs, Upward Bound and ETS. Mr. Dirks has also served on the University of Washington TRIO Training Team for 12 years and the Sonoma State University TRIO Training team for 6 years.

Phillip Dirks
Project Director
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Quan Nguyen
UB Advising Coordinator
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Brenda Ramos
UBETS 6-10 Coordinator
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Efrain Rivas-Flores
UBETS College Coordinator, 
Franklin and Madison High Schools
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Brooke Friederichs
UBETS College Coordinator, 
Jefferson HS and Boise-Eliot & Lee K-8
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