Gear Up Alabama



Non-academic Position

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    Ashton Ray 2017 -

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    Jamie Lewis, Business Officer I 2015 -

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    Martez Files 2018 -

    Martez Files is a Graduation Coach for GEAR UP Alabama. He was the 2017-2019 Diversity Enhancement Program (DEP) fellow and former Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is completing his Ph.D. in Educational Studies in Diverse Populations with a concentration in Metropolitan Education Studies. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with an emphasis on social justice from Brown University. He graduated, cum laude,...

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    Samantha Briggs, Program Director III 2011 -

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