Spotlight on Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS Alumni
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Genesis Beas '19
Genesis Beas ‘19
Bachelor of Science major in Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Spanish
Genesis Beas was selected to represent The Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP) at their -remotely- Policy Seminar in Washington, DC. on March 22-25, 2020, sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). At the Policy Seminar, which includes a two-day advocacy session with panels of legislative experts, Genesis had the opportunity to share her story to members of Congress and illustrate the positive impact TRIO programs, such as Student Support Services (SSS), make on our communities. She not only represented the NAEOP, but also Oregon and Southern Oregon University (SOU) and its Success at Southern/TRIO SSS program.
Genesis graduated (Cum Laude) in June, 2019 with a Bachelor of Science major in Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. During her years at Southern Oregon University (SOU), she participated actively in many campus programs, beginning with the Success at Southern/TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program. She held the position as Multicultural Club Coalition Coordinator, served as PEAK and Lead Student worker at the Hannon Library Circulation Desk, and had the opportunity and honor to serve as President of the Latino Student Union. She also collaborated for two years helping out the First-Year Mentor Program, and held a full-time AmeriCorps position as their College Access Corps Coordinator. Genesis is currently working at Southern Oregon University/AmeriCorps as the Latino Programs Coordinator.
NAEOP includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NAEOP provides a venue in which all TRIO and similar programs may support the success of low income, first generation and underrepresented students to obtain a quality education.