We are ready and eager to help you make the most out of your time at Inver Hills. TRIO is about academic success and so much more. You’ll make connections with other students and have a direct line to this inclusive and supportive community.
Alicia has been working as a TRIO SSS Academic Advisor since December, 2013, and knows she has the best job in the world because of the students she works with. Alicia’s favorite event on campus is TRIO’s End of Year party because the staff get to celebrate their students’ hard work and send students off on their next great academic adventure. When not working, Alicia enjoys spending time with her two children, reading, running, and watching Sci-Fi shows.
Alicia’s educational journey, in some respects, echoes a similar footprint as many of our students. She began her educational journey at Inver Hills and then transferred to Hamline University where she majored in German K-12 and Social Studies 5-12 Education with minors in both Education and History. She completed half a Master’s degree but put it on pause until her two children are grown. She chose to come back to IHCC because she benefitted from the excellent education she received while a student and firmly believes in the power of the community college system.
Jennifer has dedicated 20+ years to instructing, mentoring, and advising students within higher education. Jennifer joined the faculty at Inver Hills in 2018 and her experiences with the first-year communities inspired her to serve students in a broader way ultimately leading her to join the TRIO SSS team. Prior to Inver Hills, Jennifer served at Washington State University, Concordia University-St. Paul, McNally Smith College of Music, and the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.
Jennifer holds a B.A. in Jazz Studies and an M.M. in Music Performance. Jennifer’s education and career have taught her the benefits of flexibility, musically or otherwise, and the power of bringing creativity and sensitivity to everything you do. She is humbled to be a part of the student journey. Jennifer loves helping people pursue their passions, remove and reframe barriers, and celebrate their unique gifts. Jennifer hopes that students will leave her office feeling seen, heard, hopeful, supported and whenever possible, laughing.
Jennifer lives in St. Paul with her husband, son, and their three dogs. Together they enjoy hiking, games, and all things creative, but especially music.
Hannah (they/them) is a Peer Navigator at TRIO. Hannah has been a student at Inver Hills since fall of 2022, and a Peer Navigator since Spring 2023.
They are a psychology major and hope to earn their PhD in psychology and work as a psychologist and therapist. Their interests include crocheting, reading, psychology, and music. They love to see live Indie music. Some of the artists they love that they’ve seen include boygenius and solos, MUNA, Samia, and Maddie Zahm. They hope to help students feel heard, seen, and supported, and that they can help students advocate for themselves when needed.
Niah (she/her) has been attending Inver since fall 2022. Right now, she is working on her AA degree, but she will eventually major in business and transfer to a four-year school in California. Outside of school, Niah enjoys going to new coffee shops, walks, reading, and traveling.
Noah is a TRIO Peer Navigator and has been a student at Inver Hills since the fall of 2022. He is intending to transfer to University of Minnesota Twin Cities for a Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering degree.
On his personal time, he spends his time with family, fishing, and cooking. He enjoys meeting new peers, frequents the Math Center, and looks forward to the rest of his time at Inver Hills.
Marsadie goes by Sadie (she/her/hers). She is a TRIO student mentor at Inver Hills Community College. Sadie has been attending Inver Hills since the Fall of 2020.
Sadie will begin the nursing program in spring 2024 and plans to transfer on to earn her BSN. Her passions include painting, hiking, biking, baking, and finding new places to explore. Sadie looks forward to getting to know TRIO students and helping them towards their academic goals.