Dr. Raven Jones
As Director of the Urban Experience Program, Dr. Raven Jones enhances the quality of education for UH students within the UEP program. As an avid researcher, program developer, and trainer, Dr. Jones’s research concentrates on the cultural resources within urban communities that can be utilized to improve the resiliency and psychological development of underrepresented students. Through the program, Dr. Jones prevents minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement.
As Program Coordinator for Teach Forward Houston, Sharlene Laud is excited to continue the work she was doing as an elementary school teacher in striving towards quality education for all students. As a child of immigrants, Sharlene recognizes how valuable education is in creating opportunities for one’s future. She is committed to ensuring that students have the tools and support needed to be successful throughout their educational experience. Sharlene is excited to share her passion for education and community building with the UH campus.
As the Program Coordinator, Tajuanda Montreuil is responsible for overseeing several UEP programs that are designed to drive students’ academic, personal, and professional development. Tajuanda brings with her six years of experience in higher education administration working in areas of admissions, recruitment, international programs, and student affairs. She has experience working with students ranging from pre-college to graduate students and special populations such as first-generation students and students belonging to underrepresented ethnic minority groups. She is looking forward to applying her skills and experience to ensure students are provided with the necessary tools to reach their educational goals.
As the Office Coordinator, Latise Williams will be responsible for the office’s administrative functions including budgeting and overseeing graduate and undergraduate student workers. Latise brings with her ten years of customer service experience, including working for the Texas Department of Human Services. Latise received her Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, and has plans to continue her education in the near future. As she joins the UH Urban Experience Program, Latise is excited to provide students with a wealth of guidance, knowledge, and assistance in receiving a holistic educational experience.