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Our People

We are a team of educators, social justice advocates, and lifelong learners. Led by our experienced Leadership Team and dynamic Board of Directors, we are striving to expand opportunities for equitable test prep nationwide.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team consists of dedicated, experienced, and passionate people who are driven by our core values and eager to make a difference for teachers and students.

Yoon S. Choi, Ph.D

Yoon S. Choi, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer

Arely Benavides

Arely Benavides

Chief Operating Officer

Paula Gama Garcia, Ed.D.

Paula Gama Garcia, Ed.D.


Lori Gully

Lori Gully

Head of Programs

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of diverse industry and business leaders, educators, researchers, and philanthropy experts from across the country whose passion for our mission guides their advocacy efforts and support.

Susan Goss Brown,
Board Chair

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Aaron Lemon-Strauss

Chief Product Officer, Stride

Alex Farman-Farmaian

Partner & Vice Chairman, Edgewood Management

Brittany Skoda

Global Head of Software Banking, Morgan Stanley

Christine Alix

President, Alix Foundation

Fred Crawford

Senior Vice Chairman, AlixPartners LLP

Garrett Neiman (Emeritus)

Co-Founder & Former CEO, CollegeSpring

Joel Jones

Vice President, Sales Planning and Operations, Facebook

Lindsay Page

Annenberg Associate Professor of Education Policy, Brown University

Mindy Rogers (Emeritus)


Munyette Moore

Executive Vice President of Operations, International Scholarship and Tuition Services

Stephanie Cohen

Global Head of Platform Solutions, Goldman Sachs

Todd Penner

Portfolio Director, College Success, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Tom Friel (Emeritus)

Retired Chairman and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.

Yoon S. Choi, Ph.D. (Ex Officio)

CEO, CollegeSpring

Young Professionals Board (YPB)

Our Young Professionals Board fosters leadership in young adults who commit to supporting the organization by expanding its network and assisting with special projects.

Bobby Christianson,

Associate, Accel-KKR

Justin Lutsch,

Associate, IPV Capital

Ali Mrani Alaoui

Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Becca Faust

Investor, IVP

Jay Mehta

Associate, Advent International

Jessica Ma

Associate, TPG Capital

Jonathan Carmona

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion HR Leader, Seattle Children's Pediatric Research Hospital

Kaitlin Fong

Investor Relations, E*TRADE

Mohamad Maarouf

Program Manager, Leading Educators; Senior Consultant, KAC Consulting

Nicole Vu

Strategy and Analytics Associate, Google

Rai Froh

Manager of Public Funding, Larkin Street Youth Services

Ryan Lee

Associate, GI Partners

Taylor Parkinson

Associate, BPEA

Tim Wang

Investment Banking Associate, Goldman Sachs

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board reflects the growth of our organization and includes individuals whose leadership, expert knowledge, and generosity continue to guide the progress of our efforts.