Bengal Tales Talks with the Director of ISU’s TRIO Upward Bound Programs, Dr. Danielle Wylie
Dr. Danielle Wylie is the Director of ISU’s TRIO Upward Bound Programs for area high school students. She joined ISU in January of 2020 after growing up in rural Appalachia, earning her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, and working as a faculty member in Illinois and Mississippi.
While being the first in her family to attend college, Danielle's life was changed by participating in a TRIO McNair Scholars program for under-supported students interested in graduate studies. As a result of this experience, Danielle developed a passion for serving students with backgrounds like her own, a passion that she fulfills daily in her role with the TRIO Upward Bound Programs.