Our Team

What separates our organization from other youth development programs is that we are truly a Family. The dedication and investment of our staff is a direct correlation to Scholar success. Our desire to participate in ongoing training and development ensures we are equipped with the tools to help foster the success of our Scholars. Our team devotes countless hours to reading applications, interviewing candidates, engaging with emerging communities, and traveling across the country. At the end of the day, we are one big  family that is privileged to be able to help pave the paths of others through education.

Meet Our Team

Kathy Abels

Ph.D

President

Ben Drutman

Executive Director

Molly Morin

Ph.D

Director of College Success

Erika Enz

Director of College Access

Yesenia Capellino

College Access Manager

Juan Sigala

College Access Manager

Hilary Taylor

College Access Manager

Cassandra Gonzalez

Curriculum Development Manager

Carissa Brown

Data Systems Specialist

Veronica Casas

Manager of Experience & Events

Emily Hudson

Executive Assistant

Lisa Lee

 Office Manager/ HR & Payroll Specialist

Dominique Ruvalcaba

College Success Coordinator

Janet Nava Cardena

College Success Coordinator

Katie Pratt Schweppe

College Success Coordinator

Jessenia Sanchez

Product Designer

Martha Rangel

Assistant Program Manager

Stacey Espana

College Access Coordinator

Karli Santos

College Access Coordinator

Kailey Coronado

College Access Coordinator

Frankie Cisneros

College Access Coordinator

Monica Alvarez

College Access Coordinator

Nathalie Acevedo

College Access Coordinator

Mindy Ly

College Access Coordinator

Daniella Tajimaroa

College Access Coordinator

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