Meet the TRIO Team

Bryan Garcia

Bryan Garcia

Senior Director of Support Programs

Bryan Garcia

Senior Director of Support Programs

Bryan believes in the power of connections and aspires to build strong, meaningful relationships. Witnessing students reach their full potential makes Bryan’s heart sing. This is especially true for those who at one time may have doubted themselves! This is why he works at TRIO. On a personal level Bryan loves pizza, astronomy, and being outdoors.
Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Assistant Director

Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Assistant Director

Tiffany's goal is to inspire youth to reach their potential and help them to become engaged citizens of the world. She enjoys genealogical research, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Ken Grotell

Ken Grotell

Educational Counselor

Ken Grotell

Educational Counselor

Ken loves that the relationships among students and TRIO staff have such a family atmosphere. As the Educational Counselor for upper-level students, he assists with planning for the future including resume writing, internships, etc. Fun Fact about “Superman” is that he started his own not-for-profit agency, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center.

Branden Fredericks

Branden Fredericks

Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator

Branden Fredericks

Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator

As a FSC alumni, Branden has been working for TRIO since 2012. He is responsible for much of the data tracking and reporting. He loves to witness and, when privileged enough, to play a small part in the growth and maturation of students. Outside of work, Branden is a pastoral intern and seminary student training for ministry.

Trio Program

Knapp Hall, Rooms 141-145
934-420-5152
trio@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Bryan Garcia
Senior Director of Support Programs

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Tiffany Jamieson-Ward
Assistant Director

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Ken Grotell
Education Counselor and Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Branden Fredericks
Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator

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Brittany Buchan
Staff Assistant

Last Modified 2/20/24