College and Career Counseling Assistant
The University of Pennsylvania Talent Search Program
I will complete my M.S. Ed by August 2015 where I was also a Graduate Assistant with Talent Search. My Master's research was in the contextual foundations of urban education, specifically the political, social, and institutional shift in urban public education exemplified by the charter school movement. Prior to my Master's studies I spent seven years working at City Year Philadelphia as a Team Leader and a Program Manager primarily in comprehensive neighborhood High Schools where I led teams of 17-24 year old Corps Members in their tutoring, mentoring, attendance and behavior coaching, and after-school programming with students. I am a musician whose band members are all education professionals, including a special education lawyer, and my father was a public school teacher for over 30 years.