Our team is proud to announce that William Cardenas is the new Director of the Summer Math and Science Honors Program (SMASH), an innovative, STEM-focused college prep program for underrepresented high school youth of color. Way to go!
William is also a fellow Columbia SIPA alumnus, so I’m confident he’s brilliant. He launched three Great Schools across the country, overseeing teams of leaders committed to educational equity. He also served as Director of Operations at KIPP NYC, preceded by his role as Program Manager at the Council for Aid to Education. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
William will lead SMASH as part of the Level Playing Field Institute, continuing its work to recruit competitive high school students for summer enrichment on STEM subjects, simulating full immersion in the college-level rigor. They also receive SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops, and mentoring support.
Please join us in congratulating William Cardenas and the Level Playing Field Institute!