Belinda Backous
Learning Specialist for Academic Advising

Belinda joined the Academic Advising team in the summer of 2014.  You can find her on the 3rd floor of the JRC.   Her work focuses on training and overseeing the mentors and tutors for... See full profile

John Hirschman
Coordinator of Student Disability Resources

John began working at Grinnell College in July of 2017. John received a  Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota and a Specialist Degree from the University of South Dakota... See full profile

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Administrative Assistant

Ann Isgrig grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa – just 45 minutes from Grinnell! She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In her free time, Ann... See full profile

Tyler Jensen
Residence Life Coordinator

Tyler Jensen grew up in Romeoville, Ill., located outside Chicago, and Fenton, Mo., which is located right outside St. Louis. Tyler attended Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo.,... See full profile

Joyce M Stern
Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising

Joyce Stern has been working to support Grinnellians since 1999.   Her role includes directing the college’s advising program, co-coordinating the Grinnell Science Project and the ... See full profile

Mollie Ullestad
International Student Adviser

Mollie Ullestad grew up in Jewell, Iowa, which is a small town in central Iowa. She attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned her B.A. in Social Science Education,... See full profile

Vrinda Varia
Student Support Advisor


Vrinda Varia is from Princeton, New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College for a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Peace, Conflict, and Social... See full profile