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TRIO/Upward Bound
Sattgast Hall, Third Floor

Phone: (218) 755-2092
Fax: (218) 755-4208

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #19
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Zach Olson

Academic Coordinator

I’m from Baudette, Minnesota where I grew up on a small beef cattle farm. I moved south to Bemidji in 2005 for the balmy weather and to attend college. I chose BSU because I enjoyed the cafeteria, the campus, and the people I met when I toured. I am excited to be with Upward Bound, working with such vibrant and exciting high school students.

What I Do With My Free Time:

I enjoy getting outside and being active. Running, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, and climbing are all pastimes I enjoy. I also enjoy reading, writing, and cooking.

What I Studied:

I went to Bemidji State University and graduated with my Bachelor of the Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing in 2008. I finished my Masters in English in 2011 then taught freshman composition and argument as an adjunct at BSU until I made the move to Upward Bound.

My Favorite Place on Campus:

Nothing beats summer days down at the OPC’s waterfront. There’s nothing like sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding all in the same place on the same day.