Vanessa BeckhamInterim Director
Vanessa grew up in both Beloit, WI and Tampa, FL. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High school in 2005, and decided to continue her education at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. There, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management.
During college, she gained extensive knowledge of college opportunities with her campus involvement in Residence Life, Multicultural Student Affairs, and Greek Life. She has spent the last 5 years working at Upward Bound, and is excited to help high school students get on the right path to continuing their education at a post-secondary institution.
Sarah WeissAcademic Coordinator
Sarah grew up in Beloit and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 2012. While attending Villanova University, Sarah worked in Residence Life and the Service Learning Community where she gained experience helping students navigate all of the resources that colleges have to offer.
She has worked with the Upward Bound program for five summers in different roles, such as mentor, bridge coordinator, and teacher. After college, Sarah taught middle school in Milwaukee but is excited to return to the Beloit community. This year is Sarah's second year as Academic Coordinator.