Emily McClaine is a Student Success Coach in the Office for Inclusive Excellence. She holds a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel with certificates in College Teaching and Career and Academic Advising from Kent State University. Prior to her graduate studies, Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Public Relations and Digital Media Arts at Duquesne University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In her former professional roles, Emily has worked with TRIO Student Support Services, McNair Scholars Program, and Academic Diversity Outreach departments within University College at Kent State University, as well as the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program at the University of Akron. As an alumna of a TRIO Upward Bound program, Emily knows firsthand the benefit and empowerment that support and achievement programs provide. Emily's passion in higher education is to create environments that encourage students' intrinsic motivation, invite students to explore their sense of self, and empower students to embrace challenge and persevere as they strive toward their personal and professional goals. Her interests hone in on educational equity and ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the support and opportunity to succeed. Emily resides in Austintown, Ohio with her husband, Jeremy, and their two cats, Smudge and Pepper.