Meet our Leaders

Our learning group leaders assist first-year students in making the successful transition to college through academic skills building, integration to campus, leadership development, service learning, and related social events. Two upper-class TRIO SSS/SSS STEM students serve as the leaders for each weekly Learning Group. The Learning Group sessions take place at the Campus Center for Equity and Diversity (CCED) building.

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I am a third-year student at the UWO, with it being my second semester in the College of Nursing. I am very passionate about my major and my studies and spend most of my time studying and doing homework. When I need a break, I hang out with my roommates watching tv or being creative and doing arts and crafts.

Alyssa Olson (she/her/hers)

Nursing Major

I am in my third year going for secondary education in mathematics. I am so excited to be a learning group leader! When I’m not at school or working I really like to go hiking, camping, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and trying new foods. I spend a lot of time playing with my new puppy, Daisy is a 5-month-old yellow lab. She is a constant ball of energy, but she is so cute and that makes it all worth it. I moved from Florida 3 years ago so I really enjoy traveling around Wisconsin and trying to see everything I can. 

Destiny Davison-Boothe

Math Education Major

I am a sophomore this year and I am a Pre-Business major. I’m passionate about is getting to know others and trying to make a positive impact on their journey. In my free time, I enjoy music and hanging out with friends. 

Faith Meckler (she/her/hers)

Pre-Business Major

You pronounce my name Gaiab (Jah-E-Yah). 

I am in my second year at UWO and although I haven’t decided on a major yet, I am passionate to help, advocate and guide others through circumstances. Hopefully, this passion can help me find a major that suits my interest. I enjoy are listening to music, reading, art, and playing games on my Nintendo Switch.

I look forward to helping you in my first year as a Learning Group Leader to adjust to college. 

Gaiab Vang (she/her/hers)

Still exploring

I am one of the TRIO SSS Learning Group Leaders for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am a second-year student, pursuing a communication studies major with an emphasis in organizational communication.

After school, I hope to work in the business field, specifically HR. During my free time I love to spend time with my friends. I also love coffee and listening to my favorite true crime podcast, Morbid.

I’m very excited for Learning Group and to see where this year takes us! 

Kaiya Albrecht (she/her/hers)

Communication Studies Major

I am a fourth year studying Human Services Leadership and double minoring in Psychology and Social Justice. I enjoy working with Student Support Services because it ties perfectly with my passion for helping people. I enjoy trying new foods and playing board games. 

Karra Lee (she, her, hers)

Human Services Leadership Major

I am in my third year here at the UW Oshkosh. I’m majoring in geography with minors in psychology and environmental studies. I am also getting my certificate in geographic information systems.

I am from a small town in southeastern WI where I went to Union Grove High School. I have a passion for helping others and that is why I am taking on the role of being a learning group leader.

My hobbies are traveling, hiking and watching sports. My favorite places that I have been to are Croatia and Yellowstone. I am very excited to be on the SSS team! 

Konner Goetsch

Geography Major

I am a senior here at UWO. I am majoring in Radio/Tv/Film and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. I am passionate about watching movies and making films. I love taking photos, singing, and traveling!  

Lauren Terrill (she/her/hers)

Radio TV & Film Major

I am a second-year student and very passionate about helping others. With that in mind, I plan to pursue a degree in counseling!

My hobbies include hanging out with friends, going to concerts, watching horror movies, and dancing. I am very excited about this new experience! 

Rain Knops she, her, hers)

Human Services Leadership Major

I am a fifth-year student double majoring in Elementary Ed 4K-9 and Special Education Cross Categorical K-12.

This is my fourth year as a Learning Group Leader with TRIO SSS/SSS STEM. I was also on the Model UN team for four years and served on the Executive Board for two.

I love gardening and using local ingredients to cook. I also enjoy taking my corgi Colby out for walks and hikes in the warm weather. I am so grateful for what TRIO SSS/SSS STEM has provided me and can’t wait to continue making a difference in the lives of students here on campus.  

Tannyr Locy

Elementary Education & Special Education Major

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