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Victoria-Diane Allison   |   Brooklyn, NY
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wellesley College, Sociology
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Volunteer for the Sister Island Project in the Dominican Republic, with experience as a Summer Research Fellow through the Urban Institute Summer Academy and mentor for Bridge the Gap.

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Veronica Arellano   |   San Antonio, TX
•   Undergraduate college and major: Texas State University, Interdisciplinary Studies with Music minor
•   Prospective Certification Area: Mathematics

Volunteered with LCMS World Mission, teaching English to children in Hong Kong; President of Interruptions, a multicultural anti-racism peer educator organization, and former recreation assistant for San Antonio Parks & Recreation.

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Racquel Armstrong   |   Northfield, OH
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wellesley College, Urban Studies with English minor
•   Prospective Certification Area: English

Harry S. Truman scholar with experience speaking at conventions, planning and facilitating workshops, and developing a scholarship fund through Unity Enterprises, LLC; active volunteer with the YMCA, Bridge the Gap, the County Commissioner’s Office and Campaign for Cleveland City Council.

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Shari Baker   |   Wheaton, MD
•   Undergraduate college and major: Duke University, Cultural Anthropology
•   Prospective Certification Area: Urban and Minority Education

Recipient of the Maryland Governor’s Award for Academic Excellence and Washington Metropolitan Scholar; former president of The Girls Club, a Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership Program, also involved with mentoring, tutoring and serves as a dance instructor for the Walltown Children’s Theatre.

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Victor Cadilla   |   Durham, NC
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wesleyan University, History and Spanish
•   Prospective Certification Area: History

Participated in a program through the U.S. Embassy in Chile, teaching English to park rangers; currently serves as a Tennis Instructor for children and youth, and performs as a stand-up comedian for charity fundraising initiatives.

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Makeda Farley   |   Cleveland, OH
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of Pennsylvania, Political Philosophy with minor in African American Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: Social Studies, Sociology, and/or Anthropology

Studied at American University in Cairo and is conversational in Arabic; actively involved with children and youth through ASE Saturday Academy and, formerly, with Peace in the Hood; also acting director of the African Rhythms Dance Troupe.

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Charmaine Giles   |   Cheltenham, PA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Swarthmore College, Educational Studies with minor in African American Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: History

Former head coordinator of the Blueprint Project, a mentoring and tutoring program; currently serves as a Senior Admissions Fellow and Black Alumni Steering Committee chair; has experience as a marketing intern for The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

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Tiffany Gills   |   Flossmoor, IL
•   Undergraduate college and major: Emory University, Educational Studies with minor in Sociology
•   Prospective Certification Area: Science

Reading counselor intern for Superkids Camp, and teaching assistant for an undergraduate Freshman Seminar in educational history; also involved in community service through Circle K as campus publicity chair.

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Maribel Gonzalez   |   Pomona, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Pomona College, English
•   Prospective Certification Area: English

Volunteer mentor and coordinator for the Draper Center for Community Partnerships at Pomona College; has worked with the Summer Scholars Enrichment Program and serves on the student advisory board for the Pomona Academy for Youth Success; former member of Empowered Latino(a)s in Action.

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Ambra Green   |   Victoria, TX
•   Undergraduate college and major: Texas State University, Interdisciplinary Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: Special Education

Dean’s list student and president for the Student Council for Exceptional Children, with experience substitute teaching and tutoring various grade levels, and serving in Special Education intern positions.

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Himilcon Inciarte   |   Norwalk, CT
•   Undergraduate college and major: Williams College, Anthropology
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education and Literacy (dual certification)

Worked with Breakthrough New Haven, providing a 6-week history course geared toward academic enrichment, and has experience tutoring as a Writing Fellow; international experiences include a year-long Mandarin program in Beijing, China, and volunteer efforts with the Maya Research Program in Belize.

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Nailah Jones   |   Tega Cay, SC
•   Undergraduate college and major: Howard University, Human Development with minor in Spanish
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Dean’s list student and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars who has studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain; prior experiences include serving as a teacher’s aide and tutoring; currently volunteers as a Girl Scout Troop leader.

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David Knight   |   Slidell, LA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Dartmouth College, History
•   Prospective Certification Area: History

Interned with the Amy Biehl Foundation in South Africa teaching at a primary school, facilitating an HIV Peer Education class, and writing grant proposals; currently a tutor for the America Reads Work Study Program, and co-chair of the DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring) Program.

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Kristin Mason   |   Centennial, CO
•   Undergraduate college and major: Spelman College, English
•   Prospective Certification Area: English or Elementary Education with a Reading focus

Works with Jumpstart teaching Pre-K students reading and writing skills in preparation for Kindergarten; also researches children’s mental health and cognitive development for the National Institute of Mental Health; Volunteer mentor at Herndon Elementary School and with the Raising Expectations Mentoring Program; also a Coca Cola mentor scholar.

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Lorena Mataalii   |   Los Angeles, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Mount Saint Mary’s College, Liberal Arts
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Student ambassador and mentor at Hollywood High School; also serves as an after school aid, and Polynesian dance instructor; fluent in Spanish.

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Jasmine McDuffie   |   Humble, TX
•   Undergraduate college and major: Spelman College, English
•   Prospective Certification Area: English

Member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society; experience as a teaching assistant and tutor with several high schools; founder and coordinator of Young Kingdom Builders Summer Camp; volunteered with Relay for Life as chairperson and team captain.

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Zahra Mohamed   |   Fresh Meadows, NY
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wellesley College, Spanish
•   Prospective Certification Area: Secondary Education, Spanish

Summer Academy assistant director and private tutor for Top Tutors Educational Services; former Wellesley College First Year Mentor and co-president of Women for Caribbean Development; highly proficient in Spanish.

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Ashly Osbourne   |   Brooklyn, NY
•   Undergraduate college and major: Pace University, Elementary Education with Mathematics concentration
•   Prospective Certification Area: Special Education

Dean’s list student; participated in an inclusion collaboration between Pace University and New York City district 75 students with autism; also a former DJ, hostess, and entertainer for children’s parties.

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Olga Pagán   |   Nanuet, NY
•   Undergraduate college and major: Yale University, Psychology
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Taught math and served as a mentor in low-income, urban areas of New Mexico through the Breakthrough Collaborative, Santa Fe; current program facilitator for The MAXX, working to address issues in school-community collaboration and urban education reform; also a tutor for New Haven Reads, and musical director and founder of NHA Voices, a gospel choir at a local charter high school.

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Estella Reyna   |   Kyle, TX
•   Undergraduate college and major: Texas State University, Elementary Education
•   Prospective Certification Area: Multicultural and Bilingual Studies

Dean’s list student and member of the Bilingual Education Student Organization; formerly a teacher for daycare and church activities, and provided art lessons grades K-4.

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Kenia Rosa   |   South Gate, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Mount Saint Mary’s College, Liberal Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: Literacy

Dean’s list student with fluency in Spanish; also a Kindergarten Supervisor providing after school care, tutoring and creating engaging learning activities.

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Emily Taylor   |   Menlo Park, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Brown University, Ethnic Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Royce Fellow and Coordinator for the Urban Education Semester and Outreach Coordinator for the Curricular Resource Center at Brown University; has experience tutoring and as a minority peer counselor; also facilitated a workshop for the Third World Transition Program.

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Shawdae Thorpe   |   Raleigh, NC
•   Undergraduate college and major: Howard University, Human Development
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Dean’s list student; served as a teacher’s aide, mentor, and tutor through Jumpstart internship; currently volunteers as a tutor and mentor for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, and has volunteer experience with Project Give Back.

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Sabine Vilsaint   |   Stamford, CT
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wesleyan University, African American Studies
•   Prospective Certification Area: Elementary Education

Experience as a Coach for math, verbal, and writing skills geared toward college and SAT preparation with Let’s Get Ready, and as assistant director for children ages 5–12 at Westover Day Camp; currently a Woodrow Wilson tutor at Wesleyan University, and choreographer for Caliente Dance Troupe.

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Angela Vo   |   Cary, NC
•   Undergraduate college and major: Duke University, Public Policy
•   Prospective Certification Area: Urban Policy

Participated in Duke Engage Service Learning Experience in Nakuru, Kenya; currently works with middle school students tutoring and presenting lessons through Student U and the Nutrition Education Program at the Durham School of the Arts; also program instructor for FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science).

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