Gibson Holmes is a Field Trainer/Analyst- College Readiness with the Texas GEAR UP state grant. He provides targeted support to the Class of 2018 from Manor ISD across Texas during their freshman year of college. Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience from previous roles within secondary, higher education, and financial services environments. One notable appointment was his service implementing a research-based college access program via University of North Florida, housed in Duval County Public Schools. In addition to serving secondary school students, he spent time as Coordinator of Student Financial Aid (High Need) at UNF. Gibson is a proud graduate of The Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he obtained a B.S. in Economics. His overall goal is to increase the economic and health outcomes of GEAR UP cohorts through the promotion of post-secondary training, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.