Daniel Smith, MLL Program Director

Bio coming soon


Jennifer Haigh, MLL Writing Specialist

Jennifer is the one of the full time staff of the MLL Program. She attended Humboldt State University, earning both her BA and MA in English with specializations in Teaching Writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Jennifer has taught in a variety of places, including intensive English language programs, universities, and high school programs.

As an alumnus of a TRiO program herself, Jennifer feels very strongly about all students having access to adequate resources and support to complete their educational journeys. She is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any writing or reading project. She can also assist with general university support questions.


Eric Jenné, MLL & LSS Math Specialist

Eric Jenné is the Math Specialist and Financial Literacy Coordinator for both Learning Skills Services (LSS) and Multilingual Learners (MLL), two federally funded TRiO programs that are designed to support the academic success of students. Prior to his current position here at SSU, Eric has worked as a professional tutor of mathematics throughout Sonoma County for over twenty years; most notably for Santa Rosa Junior College’s Tutorial Center for twelve years. He is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any math related subject they are working on. In addition he is available to provide one-on-one financial literacy counseling. One of his major life-long goals is to receive a doctorate in mathematics so that he can one day become a professor of mathematics at a university.


Dana Shay, Writing Tutor

Dana is a graduate student in the School of Education at SSU, pursuing a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Dana is currently an instructor at Sonoma State American Language Institute and has also been fortunate to teach abroad in six countries outside the U.S. Prior to beginning her career in education, Dana worked as an international business consultant for almost 13 years and thrives in a multicultural, multilingual environment. She is passionate about all students receiving a quality education and a chance at success. She believes that if all students are given adequate support and resources, they can achieve their academic and personal goals.


Robert Barrett, Writing Tutor

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Theresa Devega, Writing Tutor

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