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Meet the Tribe

Our board members, tutors, and mentors hail from a variety of cultural, and educational backgrounds, affording a diverse approach to some of the unique challenges faced by Detroit high school students looking to enter into higher education.

Jerrice 'Dr.J' Donelson, M.A.T.

Jerrice 'Dr.J' Donelson, M.A.T.

Jerrice, playfully known as "Dr. J" by her students holds a Master's in Teaching Secondary English focusing on developmental writing with a minor in English as a Second Language founded Scribe Tribe in 2011. She is a former writing tutor and specialist teacher at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn, and is pursuing her Ph.D in Writing in Rhetoric at Michigan State University.

Liz Rohan, Ph.D

Liz Rohan, Ph.D

Advisory Board

Imani Byrd, B.S

Imani Byrd, B.S

Tutor/Advisory Board

Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D

Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D

Danielle DeFauw, is a professor of reading and language arts at The University of Michigan - Dearborn. She has over 15 years of experience teaching. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Oakland University in 2010. The majority of her publications focus on motivating students to write through authentic literacy tasks and audiences. She loves writing and helping others to teach students to write.

Amanda Ford, B.A

Amanda Ford, B.A

Tutor

Khitam Mahdi

Khitam Mahdi

Tutor

Loran Ball, B.A

Loran Ball, B.A

Tutor

Zachary Bruck, B.S

Zachary Bruck, B.S

Tutor

Michael A. Stair, C.P.A

Michael A. Stair, C.P.A

Advisory Board

Grant E. Gray, B.B.A

Grant E. Gray, B.B.A

Advisory Board

Rachel Garrison, B.A

Rachel Garrison, B.A

Rachel holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Linguistics from University of Michigan-Dearborn. She currently works full-time as the Senior Art Director for a local automotive supplier, and has plans to enter a program for a Master's in Social Work in 2016.

DeAndre McDay, B.A

DeAndre McDay, B.A