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 the Program Coordinator, Tajuanda Montreuil is responsible for overseeing several UEP programs that are designed to drive students’ academic, personal, and professional development. Tajuanda has seven years of professional experience in higher education administration working in areas of admissions, recruitment, retention, advising, and student success. She has experience working with students ranging from high school to graduate students and special populations such as first-generation students and students belonging to underrepresented ethnic minority groups. She looks 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.
Kenyatta "Ken" Washington
Kenyatta is a second year graduate student at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW). Kenyatta brings with him 10 years of management, client assessment, and team-building experience from the environmental sector. Kenyatta was an inspector and conducted investigations of foster care facilities for the Department of Health and Human Services prior to applying to GCSW. He is excited to join the Urban Experience Program team and looks forward to contributing in our efforts to holistically support students so they can achieve their academic and career goals.