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. 

Sonia Atsegbua

Director of Employer Partnerships

Teresa Baez

Program & Operations Associate

Mohamed Barry

Career Success Manager

Claudia Esteva

Career Success Manager

Amber Field

Chief Program Officer

Maura FitzGerald

Director of Program Design

Erin Haywood

Director of Fellowship

Alyssa Hurtado

Career Readiness Facilitator

Jesus Lara

Operations Manager

Andrew Lindsay

    Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Ben Maskell

Director of Data Strategy

Paola Muñoz

Career Success Manager

Omar Naimi

Product Manager, Content

Maggie Raible

Co-Founder, Head of Impact & Innovation

Sheila Saremzadeh

CEO, Founder

Alistair Scott

Senior Manager of Alumni Success

Nikki Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

Diego Zeceña

Career Readiness Facilitator

Jamie Davidson

Education Consultant

Bob Giannino

President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Degan Leopold

Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Team Leader, Bloomberg LP

Johanna Meadows

Director, Centerbridge Foundation

Alejandro Perez

Chief Administrative Officer, BNY Mellon

Carrie Previtera

Partner, New Profit

Abe Taleb

Founding Partner, Equitable Hiring Group

Michelle R. Weise, PhD

Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Innovation, National University System

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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