About EOC

The Educational Opportunity Center is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is held by Opportunity Resource Services (ORS). ORS is a 501c3 nonprofit community-based organization that is committed to community engagement. We secure long-term investments for local communities, which provide resources and create opportunities for constituents to achieve educational, financial and personal success. 

Meet Our Staff

James Jesse

Program Director


James was a first-generation, low-income student from Eastland, TX & earned a B.A. in English & Philosophy at Hardin-Simmons University. James has over 10 years of professional experience leading & managing federal grant programs, and enjoys community outreach and grant development.  He currently lives in Fort Worth with his wife and two kids. 

Quien Lister

College Access Advisor


Quien was a first generation, low-income student from Bryan, TX. Quien obtained a B.S. in Sociology from Texas Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Sociology & Psychology from Kaplan University. She has 8 years of professional experience working with students in educational & travel settings, 6 of those years as part of an Upward Bound program. Quien also has experience as a Behavior Interventionist/Teacher in the public school system. 

Hannah Davis Sutton

College Access Advisor


Hannah is from Arlington, Texas, and earned a BA in Anthropology from University of Texas at Arlington. She has over five years of professional experience in nonprofit & higher education settings, including three years of experience working in college admissions. Both of her parents were first-generation, non-traditional college students, returning to school as adults. Hannah comes from a family of educators and now resides in Cleburne with her husband and son.

Christy Tullis

College Access Advisor


Christy is from Fort Worth, Texas and has earned a B.S. in Zoology, M.Div, M.S. in Liberal Studies (Psychology), and she is presently pursuing a Master’s Certificate in Leadership & Organizational Management.  She holds professional experience as a high school science teacher in the public school system, program leader and trainer in the environmental field, and an independent contractor in the energy industry.