Team

Temple Owl

Joli McTerrell, GEAR UP Coordinator

Email: jmcterrell@temple.edu 
Phone: 215-204-5544 

Joli McTerrell is a proud Temple alum who has worked with youth for the last 10 years. She guided admissions at The College of New Jersey and served as a case worker Center for Alternative and Sentencing and Employment Services in New York City, helping criminally involved youth work toward academic and personal success. She holds an MA from Rowan University in Higher Education Administration. Her current research focuses on the school to prison pipeline. 

Rachel Howe, GEAR UP Coordinator

Email: rachelhowe@temple.edu
​Phone: (215) 204-4096

Rachel Howe is a writer and educator with over 15 years of experience in the field. Before joining the GEAR UP team, she ran the a service learning program at Temple. She has taught research and writing at Temple University, Rowan University, the Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Futures. She has taught and developed writing workshops with Treehouse Books and the Camden County Library system. Before receiving her MA in creative writing from Temple, she worked as journalist in print and radio. She lives in South Philadelphia with her three children where is active with local schools and parenting support programs.