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 Simon



Ben Drutman


Andy Robles

Executive Director

Erika Enz

Director of Program Operations

Lea Segura

Director of Alumni Relations

Juan Sigala

Manager of Scholar Recruitment

Yesenia Capellino

Assistant Director, College Access

Hilary Taylor

Assistant Director, College Success


Manager of Instructional Design

Carissa Brown

Data Systems Specialist

Veronica Casas

Manager of Experience & Events

Martha Rangel

Program Operations Manager

Jessenia Sanchez

Brand Manager

Johnna Corona

Executive Assistant


Executive Assistant

Lisa Lee

 Office Manager/ HR & Payroll Specialist

Dominique Ruvalcaba

College Success Coordinator

Janet Nava

College Success Coordinator

Katie Pratt Schweppe

College Success Coordinator

Stacey Espana

Senior College Access Coordinator

Karli Santos

College Access Coordinator

Frankie Cisneros

College Access Coordinator

Monica Alvarez

College Access Coordinator

Nathalie Acevedo

College Access Coordinator

Mindy Ly

College Access Coordinator


College Access Coordinator

Farhan Mahmud

College Access Coordinator

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