Our Mission


To create a bridge of opportunity  between employers and first-generation college goers of color to increase knowledge workforce diversity at all levels

Our Vision


A world in which a college degree  provides equitable access  to a choice-filled life. 

Maggie Raible

Co-Founder, Data/Operations and Programs

Annie Hopkins

Head of Employer Partnerships and Career Success

Alfy Hernandez

Employer Success Lead

Alistair Scott

Career Success Manager

LucyRose Moller

Program Manager

Britna Bennett

Career Success Manager

Deborah Hall

Program Manager

Gary Marin

Program Associate

Basta’s Inaugural Summer 2020 Interns

Maria Connolly

Research lead

Ishraq Khan

Cover Letter Coach

Megan Jean Louis

Job Board Lead

Sneha Sajan

Cover Letter Coach

Samiha Makawi

Social Media Lead

Vanessa Loja

Cover Letter Coach

Teresa Baez

Data Lead

Ylli Hasandjekaj

Cover Letter Coach

Degan Leopold

Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Team Leader, Bloomberg LP

Johanna Meadows

Director, Centerbridge Foundation

Alejandro Perez

Head of Professional Services, Unqork

Jules Shin

Head of Strategic Operations and Innovation, Productivity, Citi

Abe Taleb

Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Advisory Board

Hilary Darilek

CEO E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Frances McLaughlin

President - Education Pioneers

Michelle Molitor

CEO - FREE

Carmita Semaan

Founder - Surge Institute

David Wick

Chief External Affairs Officer - KIPP

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