Office Hours:

Monday - Friday // 8:30am - 4:30pm

Meet the Upward Bound Staff

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Susan Wilson, she/her
Scholarships Programs Director
TRIO Upward Bound & First-Generation Scholars Programs
M.Ed. The University of Vermont
B.A. Willamette University

Susan has returned to Vermont with 30 years of higher education administrative experiences, nonprofit administration and consulting. Susan has lived in California, Indiana and Michigan, but is happy to call Vermont home.

Rahelle Gogerly-Moragoda, she/her
TRIO Upward Bound Assistant Program Director
M.Ed. The University of Vermont
B.A. The University of Vermont

Rahelle is an alum of the University of Vermont, receiving both her B.A. and M.Ed. She was born in Sri Lanka and grew up there until her move to Burlington, Vermont at the age of fourteen where she attended Burlington High School; one of Upward Bound’s target schools. Having shared similar experiences as many of the students she now serves, Rahelle hopes to be a strong advocate for first-generation and limited-income students, while empowering and helping them create tools for a positive trajectory in high school and beyond.

Visit Us

Upward Bound Office
234 Commons, Living/Learning Center
University of Vermont
633 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405

Upward Bound is a component of the Center for Academic Success housed in the Living/Learning Center on the UVM campus. Program services are provided by a full-time Program Manager and n Program Coordinator and by a complement of adjunct and volunteer instructors, tutors, tutor-counselors and presenters.

Notably, Upward Bound maintains contact with our alumni through college graduation. In addition, staff will provide alumni participants advising and assistance while enrolled in college and, if requested, through the transfer process. Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Programs.