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One of our teachers leading class during the Summer Upward Bound Program.
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At Upward Bound, students earn credit toward graduation.
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Students take electives,
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and college prep courses.
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Many university instructors teach for Upward Bound,
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or work in the specific field.
Students graduate from our program and attend elite universities
and find success in building community.
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Meet the Team

Saleem Gilmore, M.Ed.

Project Director
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Background: Mr. Saleem Gilmore has extensive experience engaging and working with youth and adolescents. He has focused primarily on youth development programming and mentoring; providing high level training and coaching in the education and youth development fields. Having served as Executive Director at Leadership Excellence and faculty at Holy Names University, Saleem has the ability to develop teachers and staff to support the positive academic and social outcomes for underserved youth.

Mr. Gilmore also, has worked in the field with various youth services providers and local governments around the country providing technical assistance and addressing challenges related to Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with in juvenile justice systems. In this capacity, Saleem partnered with states and local governments on the Juvenile Delinquency Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and led training for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) and Unintended Bias Awareness throughout the country. He has worked with Oakland, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Berkeley Unified School Districts to provide intervention and enrichment programs for youth as well as trainings and coaching for staff. His expertise extends into funding and sustainability for programs he is involved with and has a successful track record securing program funding through grant writing and fundraising. He is a graduate of Sonoma State University where he earned his Bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Biology before receiving his Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary Education from University of San Francisco. Saleem is a husband and father of two.


Tamar Powell, MS

STEM Education Coordinator
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Background: Tamar Powell was raised in Massachusetts and began her career in forensic science and biotechnology on the East Coast. Tamar has worked in various crime laboratories in New York, California, and Texas, gaining experience in forensic toxicology and forensic biology. Following a transition into molecular genetics research in the area of hereditary birth defects, Tamar was able to bring her background and experience into the classroom. As a science teacher in Houston, Texas, Tamar was the recipient of the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Fellowship, 2012-2013.

As a STEM Education Coordinator with USF Upward Bound Math and Science, Tamar continues to integrate STEM content and laboratory science, culminating in unique, hands-on experiences for students.


Genievive Del Mundo, MS

Lead STEM Instructor
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Background: Genievive Del Mundo is the USF UBMS Projects Lead STEM Instructor. She was a former community college Biology and Oceanography adjunct professor. Genievive received her B.S. in Marine Biology, with a concentration in Coastal Intertidal and Marine Mammal Research from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received a M.S in Zoology with a concentration in Molecular Ecology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Genievive is a Minority Health International Research Training fellow. In this role she helps to inspire women and minorities to pursue post-secondary degrees in the bio-medical fields. She is a passionate educator and is committed to increasing the diversity of students in math and science field.