Graduate Staff

Sarah Grace McCollough

Sarah Grace McCollough

Sarah Grace McCollough serves as a graduate assistant in the Rinella Learning Center (RLC). Her responsibilities include academic coaching, supporting Supplemental Instruction, and instructing EDT 110: Learning Strategies for College Success. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Cincinnati Christian University. After graduation, she worked as a Language Arts teacher and the First-Year Experience Coordinator at CCU. She is working toward earning her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University. When not working at Miami, she performs and directs with local theatre companies and runs her own home made craft business. Sarah Grace aspires to be a student affairs professional in the near future and has interests in first-year experience, college readiness, academic advising, orientation, and bridge and transition programs.

Email: mccollsg@miamioh.edu

J Ravancho

J Ravancho

J Ravancho is currently serving as an Academic Coach to help provide one-on-one support for students who express desire on improving their study strategies. Additionally, he helps to coordinate the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, where he leads, trains, and hires SI Leaders. J also teaches a section of EDT 110: Learning Strategies for College Success and EDT 310B: Applications of Peer Education for the incoming SI Leaders. Outside of his main tasks and small projects for the Rinella Learning Center, J is currently pursuing his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami University. Previous education includes a B.S. in Commerce with a focus on Small Business Management, a Thematic Sequence in Race and Criminal Justice, as well as a certificate in Customer Service from Miami University. Current research interests are First-Generation Student Retention Rates amongst Institutional Types according to the Carnegie Classification System, Prevalence of Identity in Student Leadership, and Student Development. J Ravancho aspires to work in Student Affairs as a professional in the potential areas of Academic Advising, Academic Support, Enrollment Management, and Student Activities/Leadership.

Email: ravancrr@miamioh.edu

Alyssa Westberry

Alyssa Westberry

Alyssa Westberry is a Graduate Student Intern serving as an Academic Coach for the Rinella Learning Center and instructor for EDT 110: Learning Strategies for College Success. Within her role as an academic coach, she provides guidance and support to students seeking better skills and strategies to achieve academic success and navigate other aspects of the university. Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy in May of 2020 from Western Carolina University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE). Alyssa aspires to become a student affairs professional upon the completion of her program. Her interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, student development and success, and academic advising.

Email: westbea@miamioh.edu