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InsideTrack

InsideTrack

Since 2001, InsideTrack has been dedicated to creating adaptive coaching solutions that generate measurable results. Its solutions combine professional coaching, technology and data analytics to increase college enrollment, program completion and career readiness. InsideTrack’s coaching methodology is based on the latest behavioral science research and the knowledge gained from working with more than 1.3 million students and 1,600 programs.

 

All of the Academic Success Coaches at Insidetrack have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and are professional, certified coaches who work with students to help them develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs they need to succeed in college and beyond. They are adult education experts with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including college admissions, financing, and military benefits.

 

Below is a list of InsideTrack’s Academic Success Coaches.

Henry Appy

Henry AppyHenry attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he received an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in Ethnomusicology. Prior to working at InsideTrack, Henry was the program coordinator of a Washington, DC non-profit called Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA). During his time at LVA, Henry oversaw the volunteer tutoring program and developed curricula for hundreds of adults reading at or below functioning literacy levels. He has been a Coach at InsideTrack for about five years. During his time at InsideTrack Henry co-founded the company Literacy Council to address literacy issues that students sometimes face.

 

 

Bree Butler

Bree But;erCommitted to personal development and to helping foster the growth of those around her, becoming a coach was a perfect career fit for Bree. She joined InsideTrack as a Success Coach in 2012, primarily supporting adult professionals pursuing business degrees, while also specializing in working with military students transitioning back into civilian life. Bree aims to have maximum positive impact through each coaching relationship. She received a B.A. from Humboldt State University, with a double major in Studio Art and Psychology. Bree then went on to complete a M.A. from Capella University in Mental Health Counseling, focusing her studies on the growing field of coaching. Outside of InsideTrack, Bree enjoys being creative with a wide range of artistic mediums. She is also committed to being of service to her community, and utilizes her artistic skills as a volunteer with foster youth through a local organization Color Outside the Lines, since 2011.

 

 

Emilia Gilroy-Sander

Emilia-Gilroy-SanderEmilia is an InsideTrack-certified Master Coach and Coach Mentor who joined the team in 2009. She brings experience building strong working relationships with client partners and adult/professional students. In her eight years of coaching, Emilia has partnered with more than 1,800 students on their journey toward graduation. She is passionate about education and its empowering and transformative nature. Prior to working with InsideTrack, she spent years in the adult literacy community, serving as Outreach Director for a statewide literacy organization in Oregon and as an ESOL teacher in Santiago, Chile. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and studied abroad in Oviedo, Spain. In her free time, you will find her outside exploring the outdoors hiking, skiing, and playing soccer.

 

 

Jorene Hamilton-Gorman

Jorene Hamilton-GormanJorene joined InsideTrack in October 2012 and has predominantly worked with online adult/professional programs. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Geology from Lawrence University in 2005, and went on to receive an M.S. in Geology from Binghamton University. In 2007, she was awarded a NSF Graduate STEM Fellowship in K-12 Education through the University of Tennessee Knoxville and worked with local middle school teachers to improve their science curriculum. While with the University of Tennessee, Jorene began to adjunct for a few of their introductory physical geography classes. During this time teaching, she saw how students who started university with clear expectations and plans, better adapted to student life than those who did not. She uses these experiences to help guide students through not only the process of selecting the right school for them but planning how to be a successful student from day one. When not working, Jorene is spending time with her two children, cooking, or listening to audiobooks.

 

 

Hayley Kimble

hayley kimbelAriana became a coach because she believes in empowering people with the information they need to take responsibility for their development and success. She graduated from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX with a major in Art and a minor in Philosophy. Ariana pursued a career as a Health Coach after completing a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Her passion for coaching blossomed as she connected with her clients, and they accomplished and set new goals. She spends time exploring her new home in Oregon, listening to audio books, and participating in self-improvement courses.

 

 

Ariana Klugiewicz

hayley kimbelHayley Kimble joined InsideTrack in February of 2009. During her time at InsideTrack, she has coached a wide variety of students, as well as managed a team, consulted with clients on multiple accounts, and focused on mentoring and building quality coaching with peers, teammates, and client partners. Her coaching experience spans traditional students, students in the enrollment process, online students, students on academic probation, resuming students, community college students, students pursuing technical and short term degrees, and high school students. In her work with client partners Hayley has focused on building out coaching teams and programs that are strategically designed to benefit students but also meet necessary and specific criteria to continue to receive funding and/or meet school retention goals, student satisfaction aims, and program outcomes. She has done this through direct one-on-one work with student facing staff who are interacting with students, and also through individual development work with program and staff/faculty managers in order to support their work in creating the strategy and planning necessary to lead their teams to those success measures.

 

 

Lucy McKenzie

kate_millsDrawn to coaching as an opportunity to build relationships with students and support them as they pursue their academic goals, Lucy joined InsideTrack in January 2014. She has always had a strong interest in the field of education and brings experience working with diverse student populations in a variety of academic settings. Lucy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, majoring in International Relations—Political Science, and Spanish. As a member of the 2009 “Class of Katrina,” Lucy supported New Orleans public and charter school children as both a tutor and later Student Coordinator of Tulane’s Community Service Tutoring Program at a critical time in the city’s recovery. Prior to coaching, Lucy spent four years teaching high school English in Spain with a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Now back in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, Lucy enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping up her Spanish language skills, volunteering for Minds Matter Portland (a local mentoring organization for high school students), and seeing live music.

 

 

Kate Mills

kate_millsKate has been with InsideTrack since 2012. She truly believes in the power and transformative nature of education for individuals and communities. She is passionate about reducing barriers and increasing opportunities for all students to pursue their full potential through education and has worked to do this for the last 10 years in a number of different roles. Kate loves that her current role as a coach allows her to collaborate with students, colleagues, and client partners toward that goal. Prior to her tenure at InsideTrack, Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 2001 and, in 2008, earned her Masters in Education for School Counseling; she then worked as a school counselor for several years. When not working, Kate seeks out good times with dear friends and delicious food. She loves traveling, cooking, outdoor adventures, and creating art in some capacity (painting, drawing, ceramics, etc).

 

 

Katie Payne

katie payneKatie Payne is an Operations Team Manager who builds healthy and high-performing teams that generate results. In her 6 years at InsideTrack, Katie has led a variety of innovative coaching programs for a diverse set of partners, including corporate employers and organizations, non-profit community foundations, community colleges, and 4-year private and public institutions. Katie balances coaching management with her role as consultant and Prosci Change Practitioner, providing expertise and consultation on program design, change support, and aligning support systems with the needs of each unique student population and partner. Katie believes that closing opportunity gaps in higher education requires innovation, flexibility, and a plan – and loves that her work allows her to work direct with the people who are creating and executing plans to make positive change a reality. Prior to joining InsideTrack in 2013, Katie earned her M.Ed in Education Policy & Management from Vanderbilt University and her BA in English from Sewanee. She was inspired to work in education by her work as a Peace Corps Volunteer and English teacher in Cambodia, and went on to work in community organizations serving immigrants and refugees, as a teacher in formal and non-formal settings, and with international scholars at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband, Tommy, and 2 dogs, Willie and Bessie.

 

 

Jodi Rafkin

jodi rafkinJodi joined InsideTrack in 2010 because she believes in the power education has to change lives and increase opportunities. She has coached a wide variety of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an InsideTrack certified Master Coach, Mentor, and Career Coach. Jodi started working as a waitress when she was 15, and worked in food and beverage service throughout her school years. She double majored in Sociology and Government at Simmons College in Boston, MA, then headed to the University of Santa Clara School of Law in Santa Clara, CA. She practiced law in California and Washington D.C., and worked overseas in former Soviet countries helping them reform their legal systems. Jodi strives in her coaching to help people clarify what is important to them, what their goals are, and how to achieve them.

 

 

Ben Smith

Ben SmithPrior to joining the InsideTrack coaching team in January 2014, Ben worked as the Housing Operations Manager for Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2012 Ben graduated with his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University where he worked as a graduate assistant in the Dean of Students’ Office. Ben’s first foray into higher education work came from heavy involvement in the orientation program at his alma mater, Belmont University. There he developed a passion for helping students identify the resources, information, and people they need to be successful and feel connected to their institution and their own purpose. Outside the office, Ben enjoys making music with friends, beer tasting, going to shows, sailing, listening to comedy podcasts, spending time with his pets, and learning to climb and fly fish.

 

 

Glen Weisman

glen_weismanGlen is a Coach Manager who joined InsideTrack in 2007. He has experience in building strong client relationships with a wide variety of colleges and teams, has managed a group of Academic Success Coaches and has coached more than 950 students as they pursued their journey towards graduation. Glen is passionate about education and its powerful transformative ability to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to achieve their career and personal growth goals. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and has worked in high-tech for 20 plus years as a Director of Operations. Outside the office, Glen enjoys travel, hiking and family time. He is also a big sports enthusiast – coaching youth baseball and soccer for nine years and currently volunteering as a referee for a youth soccer league.

 

 

Dinah Zeiss

glen_weismanDinah joined the InsideTrack team in December 2015 with over 12 years of experience in education, clinical research coordination and counseling.Through her previous work coaching students and families, and her experience in counseling patients through clinical study protocols, Dinah uses a systemic approach that empowers students to identify and draw from both their intrinsic resources and those of their larger systems including school, family and community. She is passionate about supporting individuals in accomplishing their personal and professional goals, and believes deeply in the mission of helping students achieve that potential through educational opportunities. She earned her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Grinnell College, a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northwestern University, and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods from University of Illinois in Chicago. Outside of work Dinah spends time cooking with her family, exploring the beaches of Lake Michigan with her dog and gardening.