Meet our Staff

Our staff are here to support you! If you’re an SSS/SSS STEM student, schedule an appointment with your advisor any time via email or during business hours by phone.

Kaili Lee


Learn about Kaili

Kaili Lee is the Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) & SSS STEM.  Prior to coming to UW Oshkosh, she served as the Director of Advising and Retention at Lakeshore Technical College and has been providing student support services for college students for the past sixteen years. Kaili received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Education from UW Madison and is an alum of UW Oshkosh with a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership.  Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate at Edgewood College in their Higher Education and Leadership Studies program. As a passionate higher education professional, Kaili is a strong advocate of closing equity gaps and promoting student success.  Being a first-generation Hmong American college student herself, she is committed to being a champion for supporting and celebrating academic and career success among first-generation college students.   

Chelsea Burton

SSS Academic Advisor
(920) 424-0894

Learn about Chelsea

Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carthage College. She is an alum of UW Oshkosh’s Professional Counseling program, where she completed a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs and College Counseling. Before working with TRIO SSS, Chelsea was an academic advisor at the UWO-Fox Cities campus. During her graduate program, Chelsea interned with UWO’s Career & Professional Development and Fox Valley Technical College and worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. When not at work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family and loves reading, scrapbooking, and Broadway musicals. Chelsea also plays cello with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay, so you may occasionally see her cello visiting campus! Chelsea believes that college can be a transformative experience if students receive support and guidance that is unique to their needs. As a TRIO SSS advisor, Chelsea hopes to learn from this distinct program and continue to develop student growth and outreach. Chelsea will be advising students in the College of Letters and Science and is excited to start this journey with the TRIO SSS team at UWO!

Linda Her

SSS Academic Advisor
(920) 424-3150

Learn about Linda

Linda advises students in the College of Education and Human Services and Social Work students in the College of Letters and Sciences. She has had various experiences within TRIO programs as an alumna from a SSS program and a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program. Before joining SSS at UW Oshkosh, Linda was a TRIO Coordinator for the Talent Search Program at UW Fox Valley, SSS’s sister program. She is a licensed Elementary Education teacher and earned her Teaching Certification from Marian University in Fond du lac, Wisconsin. Linda received her Bachelor’s degrees in Asian Studies and Studio Art from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. During her undergrad, she worked for Upward Bound and was also a Mentor for students in both Upward Bound and Talent Search while at St.Olaf. As a passionate educator who works to empower the students she serves, Linda is excited to join the the SSS team!  

Jason Herman

STEM Academic Advisor
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(920) 424-1764

Learn about Jason

Jason advises students in the College of Letter’s and Science who specifically have either a STEM or Health Science major.  His focus is primarily on Athletic Training, Biology, Engineering Technology, Engineering Dual, Physics, Kineseiology, Broadfield Natural Science as well as Math Education.  He is an Alum of UW Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Broadfield Social Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership.  Jason has a passion for helping students pursue their academic dreams as well as for the game of Baseball.

Jenna McKee-Bakos

STEM Academic Advisor
(920) 424-1806 

Learn about Jenna

Jenna (she/her) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and earned both her BA in Economics and Global Studies (with a labor studies minor!) and MA in Global Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. During her time in higher education, she enjoyed working with students as a resident assistant, study abroad advisor, and teaching assistant. Jenna is passionate about accessibility not only on college campuses, but also accessibility to higher education in general. She believes that everyone should be able to attend college and not just survive but thrive during their time on campus, and she is excited to play a part in student success by supporting students with any questions or needs they might have. Jenna believes in a holistic advising approach in which no question is irrelevant or off topic and strives to be a dependable, approachable resource for students. In her free time, Jenna is an avid sports fan (ESPECIALLY soccer and hockey), cat lover, and collector of knick-knacks. 

Mai Lee

SSS Academic Advisor
(920) 424-2455

Learn about Mai

Mai’s pronouns are she, her, and hers. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Mai has previous experience in TRIO Upward Bound, academic advising, mentoring programs, and program coordination. Mai has always been passionate about helping others, mentorship, and the significance of storytelling. As a first-generation Hmong American student herself, she is extremely grateful to the pre-college programs and her mentors for supporting her. She hopes to continue building spaces that provide opportunities for growth, empowerment, and community for first-generation students, especially underrepresented students, as a TRIO SSS Advisor. In her free time, she enjoys taking naps, reading, spending quality time with friends and loved ones, and exercising her creative side through art.

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TRIO Student Support Services
Campus Center for Equity and Diversity
Corner of Elmwood/Irving
(920) 424-1310
M-F: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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The UW Oshkosh SSS/SSS STEM programs are 100% funded through TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The award numbers are P042A200162 and P042A200357 at an estimated $3.6 million for the 2020 to 2025 program years.