MEET THE TEAM

OUR LEADERSHIP

MADELINE
KERNER

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

Formerly Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for America Achieves; Director of Operations and Special Assistant to Joel Klein at Amplify; National Director of Outreach and Development at Peer Health Exchange; Founding Chicago Executive Director at Peer Health Exchange. B.A., Yale University

REBECCA
WASSERMAN

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

Formerly Senior Director, Youth and Family Programs, generationOn; Manager, School Partnerships and Grants, Children for Children Manager, Youth and Family Programs, Hudson River Museum. B.A., New York University

CRAIG ROBINSON

CRAIG ROBINSON

PRESIDENT & CEO

Formerly President and Chief Executive Officer, College Possible; Chief Program Officer, College Advising Corps; National Director of KIPP Through College, KIPP Foundation; Executive Director for KIPP Through College, KIPP NYC; Vice President for Programs at A Better Chance. B.A., Emory University; M.A., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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KIM OAKES

KIM OAKES

SVP, PROGRAM & OPERATIONS

Formerly Acting Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Director of Design Lab, and Senior Director of Sharing & Community at KIPP Foundation, started education career as Math teacher. B.A. University of Rhode Island, M.A. Columbia University, Teachers College.

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SHIKHA BHATNAGAR

SHIKHA BHATNAGAR

VP, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Formerly Development Director, National Health Foundation; Executive Director, South Asian Network; Executive Director - Pune, Teach For India; Executive Director, Akshaya Patra Foundation USA. B.A, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

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YESENIA GARCIA-FORTUNA

YESENIA GARCIA-FORTUNA

VP, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Formerly College Program Manager, The Boys’ Club of NY; DreamWorks Program Coordinator, Harlem RBI; College Coach, Children’s Aid Society. B.A., Stony Brook University, MSW Hunter College

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ADMINISTRATION

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

TRACY DUNN

TRACY DUNN

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Director of Finance & Operations, Pathfinder Church & St.John School of St. Louis; Human Resource Director, Molina Healthcare; VP Human Resource, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; B.A. Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia

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ANDRE AMOOR

ANDRE AMOOR

SENIOR DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC INITIATIVES & COMMUNICATIONS

Formerly Chief of Staff Consultant, vChief; Chief of Staff, Denver Public Schools; Chief of Staff, Redshift Technologies. B.A. University of California, Riverside, M.A. Denver University

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EMMA GLYNN

EMMA GLYNN

MANAGER, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Formerly HR and Operations Associate, Justice in Motion; Youth Development Volunteer, US Peace Corps. B.A., Boston University

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QUINN BOSKET

QUINN BOSKET

Manager, People Operations

Formerly Senior Human Resources Generalist, The Next Practices Group; Human Resources Operations Senior Manager, Inverse Medical; Payroll & Benefits Administrator/Total Rewards Manager, Fountain House. B.S., Business Management, New York University  

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JOSIAH GOUKER

JOSIAH GOUKER

ASSOCIATE, SPECIAL PROJECTS

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; High School Fellow, Matriculate; Student Support Intern, Matriculate; English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright France;  Intern, Cameron Schrier Foundation; B.A., Princeton University

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

MORGAN DORNSIFE

MORGAN DORNSIFE

MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADVANCEMENT

Formerly Chief Development Officer, Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester; Senior Director of Advancement, Rochester Institute of Technology.
B.A. and M.S., Roberts Wesleyan University
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TAYLOR HEMENWAY

TAYLOR HEMENWAY

DIRECTOR, REVENUE

Formerly Development Coordinator at
East Harlem Tutorial Program. B.A., Barnard College

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AIDA KAJS

AIDA KAJS

MANAGER, REVENUE

Formerly Foundation Associate, Schuler Scholar Program. BS, Trinity University; MBA in progress, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

KRISTEN ALTMAN

KRISTEN ALTMAN

ASSOCIATE, REVENUE

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; Advancement Manager, Freire Schools. B.A., Williams College

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LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

PROGRAM

BRYAN CONTRERAS

BRYAN CONTRERAS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS & GROWTH

Formerly Vice President of myOptions Encourage, Encoura; Executive Director, KIPP through College, KIPP Houston Public Schools; Director of College Counseling, KIPP Houston High School. B.S., University of Houston; M.Ed., Houston Christian University 

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ANDREW MOE, ED.D.

ANDREW MOE, ED.D.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS

Formerly Director of Admissions, Swarthmore College; Assistant Director of Admissions, Vanderbilt University. B.A, Arizona State University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

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JULIA PERKINS

JULIA PERKINS

SENIOR DIRECTOR, STUDENT EXPERIENCE


Formerly High School Program Director. Breakthrough New York; Program Manager, College Possible Philadelphia; Program Coordinator, College Possible Minnesota; AmeriCorps High School Coach, College Possible Minnesota. B.S., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

NADAV ATIK

NADAV ATIK

SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEARNING & EVALUATION

Formerly Impact Manager, The Prince's Trust; Reporting Executive, The Prince's Trust; HELIOS Support Officer, Oxfam GB. B.A., University of York

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

RAJWANTIE SAHAI

RAJWANTIE SAHAI

SENIOR DIRECTOR, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT

Formerly Program Manager, Global Cities; Director of Academics and Enrichment, the GO Project; Associate with Social Impact, Inc; Social Studies Teacher, Teach For America. B.A., Boston College; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

NINA GLICKMAN

NINA GLICKMAN

DIRECTOR, STUDENT LEARNING

Formerly Director of Student Growth, The TEAK Fellowship; Language and Culture Assistant, Spanish Ministry of Education, Madrid, Spain; High school English teacher, NYC Teaching Fellows. B.A., Cornell University; M.F.A., The New School; M.S., Hunter College

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

PATRICK MCELRAVEY

PATRICK MCELRAVEY

DIRECTOR, ADVISING FELLOW RECRUITMENT


Formerly Co-Founder, Immigrant Solidarity Group of Middlebury College; First Year Counselor, Middlebury College; Student Teacher, Addison County School District. B.A Middlebury College

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

ERICA WYNN

ERICA WYNN

SENIOR MANAGER, ADVISING FELLOW EXPERIENCE

Formerly Lead Teen Programs Facilitator, Step Up Women's Network; Research Assistant, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.; Health Education Specialist, AIDS Center of Queens County. B.A., American University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

EMMA WALTER

EMMA WALTER

MANAGER, HIGH SCHOOL FELLOW EXPERIENCE


Formerly Strategy Assistant, Michigan College Access Network; Operations Assistant, Michigan College Access Network; Personal Assistant, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. B.A., Michigan State University; M.S.W, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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FERNI CRUZ

FERNI CRUZ

MANAGER, COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS

Formerly 11th Grade Program Manager, Breakthrough NY; Assistant Director of Admission, Wellesley College. B.A. Wellesley College

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JADE LEVINE

JADE LEVINE

MANAGER, STUDENT LEARNING


Formerly Admissions Counselor, Barnard College; Program and Communications Intern, The Center for Urban Pedagogy. B.A., Barnard College

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JULIANNA BURKE

JULIANNA BURKE

MANAGER, ADVISING FELLOW LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT


Formerly Teacher Assistant, Little Tree Education; Education Assistant, Bowdoin College Museum of Art. B.A. Bowdoin College

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LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

KAREN DU

KAREN DU

MANAGER, HIGH SCHOOL FELLOW RECRUITMENT

Formerly Dual Language Elementary Teacher, NYC's Department of Education; Partnerships Coordinator, Community of Volunteer Educators (COVE); Youth Program Director, Happy Buddha Precious Temple.
B.A., CUNY Hunter College; M.A., Columbia University

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LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

KATARINA D’ERCOLE

KATARINA D’ERCOLE

MANAGER, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP SUCCESS

Formerly Lead Teacher, Success Academy Charter Schools; Training and Recruitment Specialist, The Children's Home of Jefferson County. B.A., International Studies; B.A., German Studies, Allegheny College

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

TEAK HODGE

TEAK HODGE

MANAGER, NEW & EMERGING FELLOWSHIPS


Formerly Program Assistant, Georgetown University LGBTQ Resource and Women’s Center; Program Assistant, GU Health Education Services; Alumni Relations, AVID Program. B.S. Georgetown University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

ANNABELLE MARKO

ANNABELLE MARKO

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOW RECRUITMENT


Formerly National Advising Fellow Leadership Team, Matriculate; Senior Resident Advisor, Emory University. B.S. Emory University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

ARIANNA ROSADO

ARIANNA ROSADO

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT

Formerly College and Post-Secondary Success Counselor, DREAM formerly known as Harlem RBI; Academic Advising Assistant, LaGuardia Community College. M.S. Lehman College, B.A., Mercy College

 

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

BEN JAMES

BEN JAMES

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT

Formerly Head Advising Fellow, Matriculate; Resident Assistent, University of Notre Dame. B.S., University of Notre Dame.

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

ELI WASSERMAN

ELI WASSERMAN

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; Special Programming & Events Coordinator, Camp Schodack;
Chair, Princeton Youth Advisory Committee. B.M., Johns Hopkins University
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ERIN NOLAN

ERIN NOLAN

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT


Development Associate, Black Girls CODE; Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line; Global Facilities Intern, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. B.S., Cornell University

CONTACT
JOSE GARCIA

JOSE GARCIA

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE & IMPACT

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; First-Year Counselor, Yale College Dean's Office; Urban Fellow, Junta for Progressive Action. B.A., Yale University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

MANNY RAMIREZ

MANNY RAMIREZ

ASSOCIATE, ADVISING FELLOW RECRUITMENT

Formerly Community Organizer, DC PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education); Residential College Adviser, Princeton University; Orange Key Tour Guide, Princeton University. B.A. Princeton University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

RYAN KELLY

RYAN KELLY

ASSOCIATE, STUDENT LEARNING

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; Lead Educator/STEM Coordinator, 7th Grade History, Democracy Prep Charter Middle School; Honors Research Fellow, The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. B.A., Emory University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

SARAH OPPENHEIM

SARAH OPPENHEIM

ASSOCIATE, HIGH SCHOOL FELLOW RECRUITMENT

Formerly Advising Fellow, Matriculate; Research Assistant, Office of the Mayor of New York City; Research Intern, Cameron Schrier Foundation. B.A., Columbia University

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

SIMONE WILLIAMS

SIMONE WILLIAMS

ASSOCIATE, STUDENT SUPPORT


Formerly Special Education Teacher, Department of Education; Assistant Teacher, The Churchill School and Center; Alumni Engagement Assistant, Futures and Options. B.A., SUNY New Paltz

CONTACT

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

LANTHY
TRUONG

VP - FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION

Formerly Senior Consultant at Fiscal Management Associates; Assistant Director, Staff Relations at American Red Cross in Greater New York; Community Resources Manager at Union Square Partnership. B.A., University of
Virginia, M.P.A., NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Ashtor, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jasanna Britton, Britton Family Foundation

Sean Cullinan, Columbus Hill Capital Management

Miecha Forbes, The Aspen Institute

Tom Fry, Social Impact Advisor

Jed Hart, Centerbridge

Jim Larimore, EdSAFE AI Alliance

Charley Moore, Rocket Lawyer

Kim Collins Parizeau, Middlebury College Trustee Emerita

Lynn Anderson Poole, Private Investor

Craig Robinson, Matriculate

Dane Skillrud, Citadel Securities

Gregory P. Spivy, Chair, Spivy Private Capital

Bryden Sweeney-Taylor, Outer Coast

Lauran Tuck, Tuck Family Foundation

EMERITI

Barbara Krasa Kelly, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Derek Schrier, Indaba Capital Management, LLC

Zach Silverstein, Z Beach Strategies, LLC

ADVISORY BOARD

Ruth GennLeadership Fellow, Heckscher Foundation for Children

Kristopher John, Vice President, New Meridian Corporation

Martha Kanter, CEO, College Promise

Madeline Kerner, Co-Founder, Matriculate

Amy SelingerDirector of College Counseling; Buckingham Browne and Nichols School

Toby Waldorf, Certified College Counselor and Educational Consultant

Rebecca Wasserman, VP, Community, GameChanger

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