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Emily Abrams

Academic Success Coordinator
Work Address Bessey Hall 434 Farm Ln Room 209H East Lansing, MI 48824 Work Phone: (517) 353-5210


Emily Abrams has worked at Michigan State University since 2020 and for the TRIO SSS Program since January 2022. Currently, she serves as the TRIO SSS Academic Success Coordinator. In this role, Emily supervises the TRIO Student Resource Center and manages the delivery of various academic success programs and services, such as peer tutoring, financial literacy education, and workshops. Prior to this role, Emily was an Academic Advisor for TRIO. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Otterbein University and a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University – Oxford. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University. Emily enjoys working for the TRIO SSS Program because it is an investment in the whole student. She deeply values educational environments that understand students beyond what they do in the classroom and feels that TRIO embodies that.

TRIO SSS Peer Staff

TRIO SSS Peer Staff are upper level MSU students trained to provide leadership and guidance needed to be successful at MSU. TRIO Peer Coaches meet with scholars and participate in monthly activities involving relationship building with other scholars in the program and showing how to make the most of your time at MSU. TRIO Peer Tutors offer academic support in a variety of courses, in small group formats or one on one tutoring if preferred. TRIO Peer Tutors support scholars with in-person support in our TRIO Tutoring Center (215 Bessey Hall) or virtually via Zoom.