Category Archives: Study Smart Team

Kristian Markus

Kristian joins Study Smart Tutors with nearly a decade of experience teaching high school English and elective courses in financial literacy and front-end web development. Kristian also brings a passion for educational technology and curricular development, having created online courses … Continue reading

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Hulya Odabas

Hulya joins the Study Smart Tutors after working as a high school teacher and college counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and completed her Master’s Degree in School Counseling with PPS credential from Concordia University Irvine. She is … Continue reading

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Bree Beltran

Bree joins Study Smart Tutors after working with a nonprofit organization as a Family Case Manager. Her work focused on collaborating with district personnel, school staff, and other mental health professionals to help students with an Individualized Education Plan access … Continue reading

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Heath Alexander

Heath Alexander has been a part of the TRIO community for the past 28 years beginning with his participation as a TRIO Talent Search student in high school. Heath began his employment with TRIO as an undergraduate, student tutor-counselor for … Continue reading

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Damien Enriquez

Damien joins Study Smart Tutors after working with the Boys & Girls Club for over six years, where he developed a passion for education and community outreach. He believes in equitable education for all youth and, as an educator, strove … Continue reading

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Angelica Thompson

Angelica joins Study Smart Tutors after 10 + years of recruiting experience, placing candidates for industrial/manufacturing, hospitality, admin and executive positions on the East Coast. She worked for staffing companies where she became passionate about recruiting and helping companies and … Continue reading

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Ashley Schmerbeck

Ashley Schmerbeck joins Study Smart Tutors after graduating as a first-generation college student from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology and a Minor in History. During her time in university, she organized and led … Continue reading

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Malena Data Ernani

Malena is a first-generation college graduate from Occidental College, holding a BA in Politics, a BA in French Studies, and a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She has a diverse range of experience and skills related to researching, assisting, … Continue reading

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Jordan Vargas

Jordan Vargas graduated from Simpson University with a degree in Mathematics for Teachers in 2013. Jordan then continued to pursue his teaching aspirations through Simpson’s credential program. While teaching secondary math at Magnolia Science Academy – Santa Ana, he was … Continue reading

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Elise Dunaway

Elise Dunaway joins Study Smart Tutors after working as a director of a non profit and as an outdoor educator. She has a real passion for hands-on education and creative learning inside and outside the classroom.  She knows firsthand how … Continue reading

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