Meet the Staff

Michelle Currie, Ph.D. Executive Director, Federal TRIO Programs

Michelle CurrieDr. Currie received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and her Masters of Education in Education and Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University. Dr. Currie has worked with Federal TRIO Programs for over 15 years. She serves as director for Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center and Student Support Services. In addition, she also has responsibilities for Minority Affairs and Opportunity Scholars Pre- Orientation Activity.

Phone: (478) 301-2686

Taylor Jessamy, M.S. Counselor, Student Support Services

TaylorJMs.Taylor Jessamy is originally from Washington D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University in Communicative Sciences & Disorders with a minor in Leadership Studies. She completed her graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration & Services. Ms. Jessamy also serves as an advisor for the Minority Mentor Program.

Phone: (478) 301-2939

Christina Mueller, M.S., L.A.P.C. Counselor, Student Support Services

ChristinaMueller3Ms.Christina Mueller is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. As an undergrad, Ms. Mueller attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in business administration.  She completed her graduate studies at Mercer University, where she received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Mueller obtained her License Associate of Professional Counseling and is in the process of gaining hours to be a fully licensed therapist. She now serves as the newest Counselor in Student Support Services of Mercer's  TRIO Programs. Her passion lies with meeting students on their level in order to promote self-awareness & self-care during their college experience.

Phone: (478) 301-2660


Ms. Debbie Carty, Administrative Secretary

Ms. Carty has been a part of the TRIO family for over 10 years. She is located in the office of TRIO Programs, 3rd Floor Connell Student Center.

Phone: (478) 301-2686