Steph Yazell, M.Ed.

Assistant Director
Tutor Coordinator
TRIO Student Support Services
Center for Inclusive and Academic Excellence (CIAE)

Steph earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2012. She developed a passion for learning about religions and cultures. While at Iowa, she was a Resident Assistant for two and half years, which led to a passion for helping students. After this, Steph attended the University of West Georgia, receiving a Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling and College Student Affairs in 2016. She held positions in both Housing & Residence Life and the Counseling Center. Steph then joined Elmhurst College as a Residence Life Coordinator. She had the opportunity to serve as a Mentor for Steps to Success and co-teach a First-Year Seminar, which helped her discover a passion for coaching students in all areas of student life. She joined the TRIO SSS team in spring 2018 and enjoyed focusing on working with first-generation college students.

Steph enjoys movies, live music, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and spending time with her dog outside of the office.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. If you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” - 14th Dalai Lama