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UGRD Staff Profiles

Betel Trephan

Assistant Director

Betel is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved her family to Boston, MA. Access to a great education was the motivating factor, and although the transition was painful, Betel is glad her parents made the decision because it ignited her passion for education. Betel is excited to guide prospective students through the college admission process at Santa Clara University and advocate for greater access and support for historically underrepresented students as part of the diversity/new initiatives team.


B.A. in Architecture with a minor in Sociology, Lehigh University; M.S.Ed. in Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania

Hobbies & Interests:

Traveling, going out to eat with friends and family, dancing, Pinterest for great recipes and fashion inspiration, attending sporting events, and volunteering at her church.

(408) 554-7876
Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building