Meet Our Staff

Michigan State University selects highly motivated and diverse staff with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy. Learn about our staff.

Anny Staten profile

Anny Staten

Academy Manager

Sarah Gretter profile

Sarah Gretter


Theo Caldwell profile

Theo Caldwell

Renaissance Manager/DEI Advisor

Zoe Cutler profile

Zoe Cutler

Coding Mentor

Alesha Duncan profile

Alesha Duncan

Design Mentor

Mike Googins profile

Mike Goggins

IT Manager

Alexia Henderson profile

Alexia Henderson

Design Mentor

Shonda Jones profile

Shonda Jones

Office Coordinator

Telayne Keith profile

Telayne Keith

Design Mentor

Tyler Lawrence profile

Tyler Lawrence

Coding Mentor

Kevin Marion profile

Kevin Marion

Coding Mentor

Telayne Keith profile

Ivoire Morrell

Coding Mentor

Tyler Lawrence profile

Tom Phillips

Coding Mentor

Rhiannon Pleins profile

Rhiannon Pleins

IT Specialist

Lilyan Talia profile

Lilyan Talia

Administrative Business Professional

Corey Sibu Tripathy profile

Cory Sibu Tripathy

Coding Mentor

Marcus Westbrooks profile

Marcus Westbrooks

Coding Mentor

Tariq Williams profile

Tariq Williams

Coding Mentor

Arlaya Worthen profile

Arlaya Worthen

Design Mentor



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  Gilbert Family Foundation logo and the Rocket Companies logo

The Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, proudly supports the Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University in Detroit. GFF is committed to building access to opportunity and advancing equity for all members of the Detroit community by unlocking pathways to education and employment through intentional programming like the Academy.