Lariana “Kelly” Galvao

Lariana “Kelly” Galvao joined the staff of the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program as a seasonal employee, serving as a Residential Assistant during the summers of 2015 and 2016. She later served as the Residential Supervisor for the program for the summers of 2017 and 2018. She then joined UB full-time as the Program Specialist in August 2018 after completing her BA in Sociology from UMASS Dartmouth. Kelly is passionate about working with low-income and first-generation students, as she herself was a low-income and first-generation student.