Odyssey Administration

Odyssey Administration

Alaina Pincus, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, oversees the Odyssey Project. Additionally, she directs and coordinates HRI’s education and outreach initiatives across the university and in the Champaign-Urbana community.

Michelle Awad, Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coordinator, is a graduate student pursuing her Master's Degree in Secondary Education and High School English Teaching License. She initially joined the Odyssey Project as an intern when she was an undergraduate student in 2017-2018. She earned a BS from the University of Illinois in Education Policy and Arabic Studies. She is currently also an advisor for student activists at the University of Illinois through the University YMCA. Her interests stem from making both higher education and opportunities to engage with the humanities accessible for everyone.