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
Abels

Ph.D

CEO

Ben Drutman

President

Andy Robles

Executive Director

Molly Morin

Ph.D

Director of College Success

Erika Enz

Director of College Access

Juan Sigala

Manager of Scholar Recruitment

Yesenia Capellino

College Access Manager

Hilary Taylor

College Access Manager

Cassandra
Gonzalez

Manager of Instructional Design

Carissa Brown

Data Systems Specialist

Veronica Casas

Manager of Experience & Events

Martha Rangel

Assistant Program Manager

Jessenia Sanchez

Product Designer

Emily Hudson

Executive Assistant

Lisa Lee

 Office Manager/ HR & Payroll Specialist

Dominique Ruvalcaba

College Success Coordinator

Janet Nava
Cardenas

College Success Coordinator

Katie Pratt Schweppe

College Success Coordinator

Stacey Espana

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

Daniella
Tajimaroa

College Access Coordinator

Farhan Mahmud

College Access Coordinator

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