Meet Our Staff
Jackasha Wiley, Director. Ms. Wiley is a is a two time graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in History and Women and Gender Studies from Douglass College and a Masters of Education in Social Studies from the Graduate School of Education. Ms. Wiley is also a certified New Jersey High-School teacher. Ms. Wiley is product of urban education and alumni of the Rutgers Upward Bound, EOF, SSS, and McNair programs that have been established to promote educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Her passion lies in youth academic achievement and success. Prior to her role in Upward Bound, Ms. Wiley was a high school Social Studies and Financial Literacy teacher in Orange, NJ. Along with being actively involved in urban communities through mentoring and volunteering, she also conducts research on African-American males in (urban) education and has presented her research at various conferences and Universities.
Carol York, Administrative Assistant. Ms. Carol York is a graduate of Douglass College and received a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services. Mrs. York has been with Upward Bound and McNair Programs for over ten years and is orginally from Perth Amboy. She is dedicated to the success of the program and the students.