WSU Davis Campus
2750 N. University Park Blvd. Layton, Utah 84041-0152
Building D2 Suite 308
Campus Mail Code: 0152

GEAR UP Office Staff

Shironda Culpepper

Shironda Culpepper

801-917-4810 (Google Voice)

Kimberly Robinson

Derrick Tropia

Administrative Specialist
Davis D2 308A


Phil Sifuentes

Data Entry Specialist
Davis D2 308

Taya Young

Communications Specialist
Davis D2 308

GEAR UP College Access Advisors - Davis & Weber School District

College Access Advisors in GEAR UP provide junior high and high school GEAR UP students and their families with services such as individualized advising & mentoring support, and other GEAR UP activities that are related to academic success, life skill development, and college/career readiness.

For Zoom meetings, please create a free Zoom account for online tutoring, all Zoom appointments are required beforehand.

Shawn Bennion

Shawn Bennion

College Access Advisor
Northridge HS, WSU


Esthela Rojas

College Access Advisor
Hablo Español

Bonneville HS, TH Bell JHS


Christina Wilson

College Access Advisor

North Layton JHS, Sunset JHS



College Access Advisor

South Ogden JHS, TH Bell JHS

Becky Watson

College Access Advisor
Syracuse JHS, Syracuse HS

Missy Engelbert

College Access Advisor
Syracuse HS, Syracuse JHS

GEAR UP Academic Specialists & Tutors

Academic Specialists in GEAR UP are current Weber State University students who assist College Access Advisors with student recruitment, outreach, and student success initiatives in their assigned school(s), and aim to help GEAR UP students succeed academically. They occasionally help plan and implement GEAR UP workshops, and provide near-peer tutoring and mentoring support.

GEAR UP Tutors are current Weber State University students who assist GEAR UP students in developing their academic knowledge and skillsets. Some tutors are available to provide virtual academic support to any of our students enrolled in GEAR UP. To schedule an appointment, simply contact them or your advisor directly, or click below to see their availability and schedule a tutor session.


Angelica Rios

Academic Specialist
Bonneville High School

801-395-3547 | |