Success Coaches

Barrie Scheivert

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Everyone has different goals and varying views of success. I get excited about helping students to be the best versions of themselves and helping them to create their college experience in a way that is meaningful to them.

Favorite Food:

Hiking, walking my dog, working out, reading

Favorite Place:
The beach


B.A. Education, Lebanon Valley College
M.Ed. Higher Education, Temple University

Career Highlight

Returning to higher education after an 18-year hiatus

Kat Trejo

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I love to see how ADVANCE students visibly relax when they meet with their coach and truly feel supported as they transfer to Mason, which is an overwhelming time for most students.

Favorite Rapper:
Kid Cudi

Favorite Hobbies:
Reading books about social justice and spending time with my sorority syzters

To get my passport and visit my mom’s family in Bolivia


B.A. Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in Community Engagement with Displaced Populations, George Mason University

Career Highlight

Serving as a peer coach as an undergrad and now being able to coach students professionally to directly impact student support

Success Coaching Team

We’re working hard to add another dedicated Success Coach to the ADVANCE Team. In the meantime, if your last name starts with O-Z, you may contact either Coach Barrie or Coach Kat (see above).