Phelps Scholars: Staff

Yolanda Vega Yolanda Vega is the Phelps Scholars Program Director and an Assistant Professor of Education. She is a Hope alumna who earned a degree in Secondary Education and also a Master’s in Education from Grand Valley State University. A common thread through her experiences has been serving students and families. At Hope, she has worked in Admissions, the Office of Multicultural Education, the TRiO Upward Bound Program, as Resident Director of Scott Hall and as a First Year Seminar instructor. She is married and has one son.
Michael Brown Michael Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgia College & State University. Before beginning his current position as the Program Coordinator for the Phelps Scholars Program at Hope College, Michael was the Education Program Coordinator at Community Action House in Holland.

Scott Hall Residential Life Staff

Jessenia Martinez-Olmeda

Jessenia Martinez-Olmeda
Resident Director (RD)

Abigail Shew

Abigail Shew
Resident Assistant (RA)

Brandon Wolliston

Brandon Wolliston
Resident Assistant (RA)

Curissa Sutherland-Smith

Curissa Sutherland-Smith
Resident Assistant (RA)

Diana Cortes

Diana Cortes
Resident Assistant (RA)

Jesus Romero

Jesus Romero
Resident Assistant (RA)

First-Year Seminar Instructors

Kristen Gray

Kristen Gray

Chuck Green

Chuck Green

Amy Otis-DeGrau

Amy Otis-DeGrau

Yolanda Vega

Yolanda Vega

Llena Chavis

Llena Chavis