Meet Our Team
Arlene Tan, Ph.D.
Dr. Tan received her degrees in Psychology from SIU. Her areas of expertise include Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Traumatic Brain Injury. She has led the Achieve Program since 2011.
Roger Pugh, M.A.
Developmental Skills Training Specialist
Roger completed his degrees in English at SIU. Roger specializes in student support services. He has worked for Achieve since 1999.
Leslie received her degree in Classics from SIU. She has been with the Achieve Program since April 2012 and performs a variety of roles in fiscal and personnel management, as well as student services.
Zain Abdi, M.S.
Zain completed his degree in Petroleum Geology at UT-Arlington. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organic Geochemistry and Petrography at SIU. He has experience in tutoring and teaching.
Jessica Freeman, M.F.A., M.A.
Jessica earned her M.F.A from SIUC and her M.A. from SIUE. She joined Achieve in 2021 and has extensive experience in teaching and writing assistance.
Olga Kaczmarczyk, M.A., Ms.Ed.
Olga earned her degree in Curriculum and Instruction from SIU and has been with Achieve since 2014. She specializes in working with freshman students.