Upward Bound Staff
Nicole Jaki, Academic Preparation Specialist
"As a first generation college student, I faced some barriers when transitioning to college from high school, and had to learn to overcome them by myself. I am originally from Indiana, and I wasn’t aware of TRIO programs until I moved to Oregon three years ago and started working in the education field in Douglas County. Looking back now, I wish Upward Bound would have existed in my high school that way I would’ve been better prepared for the transition from high school to college. I want to be the support to students that I wish I had back then, and now I can do that by working with Upward Bound."
BSPA in Management at Indiana University
Bachelor's in Criminal Justice at Indiana University
Joined Team March 2020
Keeley Eldredge, Program Director
Master’s in Sport Science and Health from Loughborough University
Bachelor’s of Science in History Education From Utah State University
Joined Team in 2022
"As I have worked with students aged 11-20 for the past 10 years I have learned how important it is to have resources to help our students succeed. Upward Bound and Educational Talen Search are incredible programs that allow our students to explore their interests and provided them with opportunities they did might not have had before to help them get to college. I’m excited to serve our students in Douglas County and help them towards their future college goals."