Staff

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

Yesenia Garcia-Fortuna, Program Operations & Development Manager
Formerly College Program Manager at The Boys’ Club of NY, DreamWorks Program Coordinator at Harlem RBI, College Coach at the Children’s Aid Society. B.A., Stony Brook University, MSW Hunter College

Jill Wohrle, Senior Program Manager
Formerly Executive Director of School Operations at Newark Public Schools, Post-secondary Program Manager at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Senior Management Analyst at DC Water, and, Special Assistant to the Director at the District Department of the Environment.  B.S., Georgetown University, M.P.A., Princeton University

Leanna Jahnke, Program Manager
Formerly Associate at Center for Supportive Schools; Special Events Coordinator and Lead Teacher at KIPP Cooper Norcross; Team Leader at Foundation Academy Primary; Founding Lead Teacher at KIPP THRIVE Academy; Grade Level Chair and Lead Teacher at KIPP SHINE Prep. B.A. University of Pennsylvania

Jálynn Larry, Senior Program Associate
Formerly Enrollment and Advancement Coordinator at CITYterm at The Masters School, Litigation Project Assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Senior Interviewer and Diversity Program Intern at Pomona College, Office of Admissions. B.A., Pomona College

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

Taylor Hemenway, Development Operations Associate                                                                      Formerly Development Coordinator at East Harlem Tutorial Program. B.A., Barnard College. 

Valeria Tomici, Senior Program Associate                                                                                              Formerly Admissions Counselor and Coordinator of Collegiate Programs at Barnard College, Admissions Assistant at Barnard College, College Access Site Director at Let's Get Ready, SAT Verbal Coach at Let's Get Ready. B.A., New York University

Patrick McElravey, Recruitment and Training Associate                                                                      Formerly Co-Founder of the Immigrant Solidarity Group of Middlebury College; First Year Counselor at Middlebury College; Student Teacher in Addison County School District. B.A of Arts Middlebury College

Daniel Sparks, Program Operations Associate                                                                                      Formerly Teacher with Teach For America - Chicago Region; Kiva Fellows Program Intern at Kiva Microfunds. B.A., B.S., University of California, Berkeley. M.S.Ed, Dominican University


Board of Directors

Reed Colley
FlightPath

Sean Cullinan
Columbus Hill Capital Management

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

Madeline Kerner, CEO & Co-Founder
Matriculate

Derek Schrier
Indaba Capital Management

Zach Silverstein
Human Rights First

Greg Spivy, Chair
ValueAct Capital


Advisory Council

Karen Corman, Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Ruth Genn, NY Executive Director
Bottom Line

Kristopher John, Executive Director Research & Development
The College Board

Martha Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Prof of Higher Education and Senior Fellow
NYU

Amy Selinger, Director of College Counseling
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Toby Waldorf
Certified College Counselor & Educational Consultant


HEAD ADVISING FELLOWS

 
 

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