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ABOUT US

Guided by our core values every step of the way

Ambitious

We dream big. We operate with optimism about the solvability of educational inequity and act with both urgency and a long-term view.

Find a Way

We are determined to find solutions to every challenge we face. We expect to fail sometimes and we plan to succeed ultimately. We are committed to building upon both setbacks and successes to continuously learn, improve, and seek better and smarter ways to work together and achieve our goals.

Empowerment

We believe that empowering people to think critically and act for themselves is a crucial element in building effective systems and teams. We seek to equip educators, schools, and communities with whom we partner with the tools and knowledge they need to realize their vision and be held accountable for their decisions. We build the capacity of our team members to execute their role in driving toward organizational goals because we know this work is bigger than any one person and that our success depends on the shared vision and work of all contributors.

Partnership

We seek solutions to advance equity and excellence in education, and we believe that this is only possible through partnership, communication, and collaboration with diverse stakeholders who share that commitment. We work to form genuine partnerships that bring people often at odds with each other together to blaze a path forward. We are committed to building an organization and a movement that values and leverages the strength of diverse experiences to maximize the positive impact of our work.

Integrity

We are candid about the potential and limitations of our work because we recognize what is at stake. We strive to embody intellectual honesty on our team and with our partners through building upon evidence and actively seeking out information that challenges our assumptions.

Our Team

Brett Alessi

Co-founder & Partner
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Romel Antoine

CA Launch Fellow
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Hannah Sharfman
Sara Butler

Manager
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Carey Lawrence

Senior Manager
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Hannah Foley

Senior Manager
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Chris Gabrieli

Co-Founder & Partner
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Erika Giampietro

Senior Advisor, Higher Education
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Kevin Guico

Manager
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Mary Beth
Mary Beth Hiett

Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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Matt Matera

Partner
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Cara Mckenna

Partner
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Alyssa Morton

Partner
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Chessye-Moseley
Chessye Moseley

Senior Manager of Higher Education
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Janine Pires
Janine Pires

Finance and Operations Manager
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Malik Stewart

Director
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Seth Rau

Senior Manager
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Sarah Robb

Partner
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Hannah Sharfman
Hannah Sharfman

Associate
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Victoria Vasquez

Associate
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Advisors

Hannah Sharfman
Marcus Ceniceros

Texas Advisory Board Member
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Jack Elsey

Senior Advisor
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Hannah Sharfman
Tim Field

Senior Advisor
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Hannah Sharfman
John Fitzpatrick

Texas Advisory Board Member
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Hannah Sharfman
Christi Martin

Senior Advisor
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Hjamil A. Martinez-Vazquez

Texas Advisory Board Member
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Dana Ray

Texas Advisory Board Member
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Paymon Rouhanifard

Senior Advisor
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