The Edgility team is made up of experts in the fields of recruitment and talent strategy. Meet the people who will find your organization’s next great senior leader:
Boston Metro Area
Allison Wyatt is passionate about building equitable talent practices in organizations committed to achieving exceptional, scalable results for all students.
Allison’s 15 years of professional experience in talent spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to launching Edgility Allison built and scaled a Human Capital consulting practice at a national retained executive search firm. In addition, she has served as a talent executive in a national, rapidly growing education reform organization as the Vice President of Human Capital for Education Pioneers. In this role, Allison was responsible for building the organization’s HR department from the ground up to fuel the growth of the organization’s operating budget and staff by over 500%. Allison began her career at a subsidiary of Time Warner where she led the company’s college recruiting program and provided HR support to the international, sales and marketing, and business development units.
Allison received her master’s degree in Business Administration from The MIT Sloan School of Management and her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.
Allison lives in Southern New Hampshire where she volunteers on the Friends of Chesterfield School parent committee. She has three boisterous boys who keep her busy with Lego engineering escapades, skiing, and serving as their most ardent basketball, soccer and baseball fan. She also enjoys long hikes with her golden retriever and silver lab, horseback riding with her Belgian Warmblood, hosting extravagant dinner parties with friends, and is an international travel junkie.
San Francisco Bay Area
Christina is passionate about helping entrepreneurial education organizations find, hire, and support high-quality diverse talent, building organizations that live up to their promise of equity, excellence, and inclusion. Before co-founding Edgility, she was the Founder and Principal of Redwood Circle Consulting (another education sector talent management firm) for five years. Christina was also the Director of Admissions and Strategic Partnerships for New Leaders’ California operation from 2006-2010 where she led the recruitment, selection, and placement of Resident Principals and managed efforts to establish and maintain strategic partnerships for the Bay Area region.
Earlier in her career, Christina was the VP, Programs, and Development for RISE, working to recruit and retain high-quality teachers in schools serving low-income students. She also worked on a 1998 U.S. Senate campaign, served as the Program Officer for the Streisand Foundation, and was a budget policy analyst and researcher for government agencies. Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University.
Christina lives in Oakland, CA, and is an active volunteer in her community including serving on multiple nonprofit charter school boards and leading pro bono searches for her synagogue community. When she is not cheering for her kids on the sidelines of a soccer or flag football game or in the audience of a theatre performance, Christina loves hiking and running with her dog in the local redwood forest, cooking and eating great food, catching up on the latest political news or consuming one of her many favorite podcasts.
Vanessa Portillo is passionate about supporting equitable and positive outcomes for our youth. She believes that by building thoughtful, inclusive, and strategic systems of support and growth for the talented staff in education and youth-serving organizations, we can improve these youth outcomes and positively impact college and career pathways for young people.
Vanessa has worked on important, high-impact initiatives, projects, and programs in Los Angeles, New York City, and Tulsa. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in conceptualizing, planning, executing, and evaluating programs and services in the education, non-profit, and government sector. She is known for implementing effective operational structures that ensure services run smoothly, are administratively strong, and produce data-driven results. She has a proven ability to implement operational solutions that meet current and future requirements while intentionally right sizing and redirecting organizational focus and personnel. Vanessa has been recognized by her colleagues and former staff as a thoughtful and committed leader who is focused on improving performance outcomes, while motivating and mentoring staff, students, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Vanessa is a Doctoral candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Master in Education from The Broad Center. Vanessa completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles. Vanessa believes it is important to serve the community, and currently serves as a Mayor’s appointee for the city of Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission.
Vanessa is a Los Angeles native of Mexican descent. In her free time, you can find her taking adventures with her pitbull, Mateo. When she is not working, she loves to visit family, go hiking, practice yoga, or get the rest she needs as an introverted leader. She enjoys traveling and learning about the places she is visiting – the history, the people, and the food. She often spends her weekends testing recipes because she loves cooking and breaking bread with friends and family. You can say cooking is her love language.
New York Metro Area
Ron Rapatalo’s career vision is coaching, connecting and inspiring others to find their best selves through healthier living, increased mindfulness/interconnection and stronger intention/strategy. He believes in the power of intuition and deepening one’s self-awareness and impact on others. He also believes that we must dismantle systems of oppression and racism to recover our fullest humanity.
Ron has been a talent shepherd for 15 years, recruiting and selecting hundreds of candidates to become education and nonprofit leaders. He joined Edgility full-time in September 2018 after consulting with them and other search firms for over 4 years.
Ron is also a coach, giving career advice on how to navigate career transitions and present oneself from networking to interviewing. He also supports others on how to live healthier lives. He believes in the power of connecting with others to support, nurture and develop our talents. He is an active member of the NYU alumni community for over 20 years, currently serving as an Officer Emeritus of the NYU Alumni Association. He is also an active member of the Education Leaders of Color and a 2009 Coro Leadership New York alumnus.
In his spare time, Ron loves spending time with his wife Shanita and his daughter Sofia, whether it’s watching reality TV, enjoying Jeopardy!, or devouring favorite movies/shows on Netflix. He’s also an avid yoga practitioner, meditator and obstacle course racer. A native New Yorker, he’s a rabid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
Austin Metro Area
Kevin Bryant is in this work to bring talent and solutions to organizations making a difference.
Kevin brings many years of recruitment and outreach experience from his work supporting low-income schools and nonprofits. As the Director of Recruitment for Uncommon Schools, Kevin co-led a team of 21 recruiters that annually hired 700+ teachers, principals, and support staff. In 2016, Kevin was selected as an “Emerging Human Capital Leader” in education: a year-long fellowship headed by Education Pioneers and the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy. Prior to joining Uncommon Schools, Kevin was the Regional Director of Outreach for Parents for Educational Freedom in Raleigh, NC, where he advocated for expanded school options for low-income families.
Kevin holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, concentrating in Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Winston-Salem State University. His free time is spent running trails around Austin, catching up with family back East, or lounging in his hammock listening to podcasts.
Boston Metro Area
Ila has over 18 years of professional experience with a focus on education and talent acquisition. She cares deeply about providing educational access and opportunity to young people. After completing the CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs, Ila was a program specialist in New York City at The After-School Corporation (TASC). In this capacity, Ila implemented and evaluated over 100 after-school programs across the five boroughs of New York City. Working in partnership with a variety of philanthropic partners, she implemented and managed programs across specialized program areas including dramatic arts and sports and fitness.
Ila continued her career in education space as the Director of the National Network at Citizen Schools. During her time at Citizen Schools, she worked to launch five new state offices. She played a key role in establishing partnerships with school district officials as well as community and philanthropic partners. She was also responsible for hiring, training and advising regional executive staff. While at Citizen Schools, Ila built the foundation for key communication systems and operational policies for the national network.
Ila continued her professional career as a Search Consultant at Commongood Careers for over 6years. In this capacity, Ila led over 40 searches and successfully hired key executive positions for a variety of non-profit organizations across the US in areas including education, healthcare, and philanthropy. In her consultancy roles, Ila was responsible for managing client relationships and conducting organizational needs assessments while also devising and implementing candidate recruitment and hiring strategies.
More recently, Ila served as the Managing Director of the College for Social Innovation (CFSI). As Managing Director, Ila supported key hiring processes and the development of talent development strategies and operational systems for growth. Ila continues to serve at CFSI as a Senior Talent Advisor.
After a brief contracting role with Edgility as a consultant in 2016, Ila is thrilled to rejoin the team as a Principal, working to support schools and educational organizations across the country to hire, retain and develop exceptional talent. Ila received a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University and in her free time enjoys reading books, playing board games and hanging out with family.
New York Metro Area
Jonathan Howard brings over 15 years of experience in the education sector. He began his career as a Special Education Teacher in Harlem through Teach For America and later spent 10 years leading talent recruitment for Democracy Prep Public Schools where he helped the network expand its impact from one to 22 schools with over 1,000 teachers, leaders, and staff. Jonathan also helped develop and execute Democracy Prep’s growth strategy performing due diligence, engaging key stakeholders, and ultimately ensuring the successful launch of new Democracy Prep schools. Before joining Edgility, Jonathan managed school experience at ed tech startup Selected, an online platform that matches teachers with schools.
Jonathan earned his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree in Teaching from Pace University, and a bachelor’s degree in Management from Arizona State University.
Originally from Phoenix, Jonathan now lives in Mount Vernon, NY. He spends lunchtime getting caught up on the sports news of the day and his free time reading, accumulating splat points at Orange Theory, and hanging out with his family.
Greater Clarksville Area
Travonnie is passionate about helping the professionals who serve students feel set up for success, so that all children have access to opportunities to learn and excel. Before joining Edgility, she was an HR Business Partner for an ed policy non-profit, focused on ensuring teachers have a voice in the decisions that impact their work. She supported her internal clients with all aspects of the employee life cycle, including recruitment, selection, development, management and evaluation of their team members. She also worked to revamp org-wide people policies to better align to the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. She prides herself on her ability to balance human relationships and efficient systems in a way that leaves people feeling empowered and motivated for the road ahead.
Earlier in her career, Travonnie worked as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, designing effective instruction and impactful training for students and staff. As a coach, she advocated for her educators and developed teacher leaders through innovative cohort work and out of the box thinking. As an elementary teacher, she taught her kids to love learning, find new paths to solutions and to always dress up for spirit days.
Travonnie holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education Mathematics from Georgia State University and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University. She currently lives in Clarksville, TN, and spends her free time finding new date ideas for her high school sweetheart and husband, Curtis, and playing with their boys, Tyson and Micah. She loves painting with acrylics, video chatting with friends and finding Amazon boxes on her porch.
Ben is passionate about working with organizations to build equitable compensation and talent structures that advance the change they wish to see in the world. He believes that our shared work towards social justice must be firmly rooted in economic justice, starting with inclusive and equitable compensation structures for all employees.
He brings 15+ years of professional experience as a public school teacher and talent system leader. At Aspire Public Schools, Ben led the performance management, compensation, and employee engagement function for 2,400 staff across 40 schools. More recently, he served as a Director at EdFuel, leading end-to-end talent consulting engagements with school systems and nonprofit organizations across the country. At EdFuel, Ben developed new techniques to benchmark employee compensation for “hard to fit” roles, analyze equity trends by employee demographic, and implement new compensation structures that are more equitable, transparent, and efficient. He also published a step-by-step guide for talent professionals and school leaders on conducting pay equity audits at their own organizations.
Ben holds a BA in English and MA in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) from Stanford University. He lives in Bozeman, MT with his wife Kate and young son Roman. In his free time you can find him running and skiing in the mountains of southwestern Montana or tending to his ever-expanding backyard apiary.
San Francisco Bay Area
Serena Moy’s career has encompassed over 20 years of human resources experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Her true passion is working for start-up and mission-driven organizations.
In her first foray in the education non-profit world, she served as the Director of Human Resources at the KIPP Foundation during a period of intense growth, managing the talent acquisition function for Foundation staff in offices located in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
After leaving KIPP, Serena worked as an independent consultant, specializing in talent management and talent recruitment for various educational non-profit organizations. Serena was excited and honored to join the team at Edgility, continuing the important work of matching great leaders with socially-minded organizations.
Serena has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Davis and an MPA from New York University, specializing in nonprofit and public management. In her spare time, Serena enjoys doing all things with her husband and two sons, travelling, spending time at home and catching up with friends.
Angelica is deeply passionate about partnering with organizations to develop their biggest asset: their people. She has worked with nonprofit and private sector organizations big and small, locally and globally, to unlock human potential and foster a culture of learning, collaboration, and inclusion. She is recognized for her ability to forge strong relationships built on trust and design learning experiences to motivate others to learn, reflect, and excel. Obsessed with all matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion, she loves to strategize about ways to develop talent and build teams and systems to optimize performance. Angelica believes it will take bold action to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent, and is energized by working with teams and organizations ready to embrace this commitment.
Before joining Edgility, Angelica consulted with organizations in the areas of recruitment and selection and culturally responsive learning experience design. She has also managed inclusion & diversity initiatives at a global professional services firm and served as a regional lead and learning & development officer at an education nonprofit in Malaysia. She began her career in the classroom as an English as a second language teacher.
Having traveled and lived internationally, Angelica feels at home in more than one culture and place. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, but she loves to explore familiar and new corners of the world, including her native Peru. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, hiking in Upstate NY, and indulging in dark chocolate treats and controversial fruits like durian and jackfruit.
Jennifer Svendsen, PhD
Boston Metro Area
Jennifer Svendsen is a research and analysis professional with 20+ years of international research and biotech experience. For the past three years, Jen has led research and analysis for compensation studies in the education reform sector.
Prior to joining Edgility, Jennifer lived in London where she worked as a research fellow at the nonprofit Cancer Research UK. In addition to her work at Cancer Research UK, Jennifer has also worked with several early stage start-ups and has acted as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in STEM.
Jennifer loves horseback riding and currently owns a wild mustang that she has been training for the last year. She is also the mother of two beautiful energetic little girls. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a doctorate degree from Harvard University.
Denver Metro Area
Clair Clauson is thrilled to work with a team that is so dedicated to incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into every project.
For the past several years, Clair has used her communications and administrative expertise to contribute to Edgility’s search and talent strategy operations for school and non-profit clients. With Edgility’s growth and expansion her duties shifted to internal business operations, human resources, finance, and anything else that requires resourcefulness and a keen eye for detail. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Colorado.
Clair loves practicing Hot Yoga and in her spare time (when not chasing around her spirited toddler) she sings with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Pittsburgh Metro Area
Zachary Harr believes in the power of working with mission-driven organizations that are urgent about creating equitable and sustainable talent systems when recruiting for a given role.
Zachary has spent more than six years supporting low-income schools and nonprofits, both as a middle school teacher with Teach For America and through many unique recruitment roles. As an Associate Director of Recruitment at Uncommon Schools, Zachary co-led the sourcing and selection of teachers and school leaders for Uncommon’s 54 schools across six regions. Most recently, Zachary worked as an independent recruitment consultant, executing detailed outreach and selection strategies.
Zachary currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. In his spare time, you can find him desperately rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates and spending time with his family and friends. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPA from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, specializing in Nonprofit Management and Policy.
Hadley is committed to connecting mission-driven talent to teams on which they’ll thrive – all in the name of providing meaningful and equitable opportunities for youth.
Hadley’s twenty-year career in the education sector includes experience in full cycle talent recruitment, K-12 and graduate level classroom instruction, and school design and leadership. As the Director of Outreach on Achievement First’s recruitment team, Hadley was responsible for building a diverse multi-year talent pipeline for the charter management organization’s 500+ annual hires. Hadley is an enthusiastic innovator, systems thinker, and collaborator by nature. Her experiences as an Education Pioneers Visiting Fellow and as a member of Achievement First and IDEO’s Greenfield Schools Extended Design Team led Hadley to codesign and lead Steward Outdoor School, the first-semester school in the country for middle school students. Hadley earned a BA in Art and Anthropology from Pitzer College and a MA in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College. Hadley spends her free time outside, traveling and adventuring with her family.
New York Metro Area
Madeline is excited to join the Edgility Consulting team, whose people are their most valued asset and whose compassion for diversity, equity, and inclusion form the strongest pillars to close the pay gap. She wants to be a contributor and change the narrative.
Madeline is a seasoned human resources professional specializing in compensation. She has experience managing compensation programs for mid to top-tier organizations like Nielsen, Itochu, Mastercard, and JPMorganChase. Madeline leverages her broad experience in HR to strategically consult and advise HR Business Partners and stakeholders to meet their compensation needs while making an impact to attract and retain top talent.
In the past few years, Madeline has consulted and worked with HR leaders at Univision, S&P Global, and ADP on Job Architecture Projects, implementation of a comp cloud tool, managing the year-end process, and enhancing ADP benchmarking tools.
Madeline received her BA, Human Resources Management from Pace University and an MA, Organizational Psychology from Columbia University – Teachers College. She also holds the following certifications: PHR, SHRM-CP, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Career Coach, and iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CCP). She is also a New York City SHRM Chapter Board Member and Chair for Total Rewards Special Interest Group.
Madeline loves spending time with her family, taking nature walks, cooking, and dancing salsa. Madeline is enthusiastic about coaching young professionals and women in career transitions to find their next opportunity. She is also a mentor in the New York City SHRM Mentoring Program.
Christina’s path to working at an impactful organization like Edgility has been a little different. Her career started in the entertainment industry producing concerts in Salt Lake City, UT where she served as an executive assistant and event manager for large-scale live events, eventually moving to Los Angeles and coordinating national and international tours for one of the largest concert promoters in the world. When she wasn’t working or at a concert, she spent a lot of time volunteering at non-profit organizations such as International Rescue Committee, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, and Hollywood Food Coalition. Through her volunteer experiences, she realized her career interests in project management, systems and operations could be put to better and more meaningful use at a mission-driven organization. In the Spring of 2021, after relocating to Central Washington with her husband Kevin, she finally took the leap out of the music industry to work with special projects at Edgility and is proud to have joined a team that works toward developing diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces every day.
Christina graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television, and Film. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, visiting national parks, and eating yummy food. Although she no longer works in entertainment, her love for music and pop culture in general endures. If she’s not out on an adventure, she’s probably curled up at home binging a tv show, watching a movie, or listening to some new music.
Celena was first introduced to the Education field as a senior at the historically black university, Morgan State. After joining Teach for America she taught middle school English for 5 years before leaving the classroom to serve as a recruitment lead for a charter school in DC. First studying psychology as an undergraduate and receiving a M.S. in secondary education at Johns Hopkins University, she loves learning about the stories and backgrounds of other people to help them discover their greatest strengths in order to maximize their career potential.
Celena is a Maryland native who enjoys practicing yoga, exploring nature, making vegan meals, and spending time with her cat, Maya Angelou.
Kevin is passionate about embedding equity in talent practices in social sector organizations, especially education and youth-serving nonprofits. He believes that social sector organizations need to disrupt systemic inequities that prevent them from recruiting and retaining talent, especially those from historically marginalized communities.
He brings +8 years of working in the social sector. Kevin began his career in the affordable college housing space, where he led initiatives to build equitable organizational practices to improve experiences for low-income students of color. He has recently worked with education advocacy and public charter school management organizations. Kevin has worked as a talent and operations strategist in these organizations to support the implementation of performance management, compensation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
He received a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he studied Legal Studies and Philosophy. He is a Fellow at the Riordan Programs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and is also on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley Student Cooperative Alumni Association. Kevin lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he enjoys his free time writing fiction, engaging in self-care activities, and spending time with his friends and family.
BriAnn’s passion and vested interest in education began when she learned of the opportunity divide during her time at the University of Memphis as a social work student. She joined Teach for America, and taught multiple elementary math grades and coached robotics for 5 years before exiting the classroom to serve as a recruitment lead for a charter school network in the Mississippi delta. There, she merged her passion of pursuing education equity and helping others find their vocational niche. She has since joined Edgility and remains excited about impacting kids, education and social issues through the lens of human capital and project management.
Mary Joan Evans
Mary Joan sparked her passion for education and equity while still in school. She was on the leadership team of Illinois Enactus, a social-entrepreneurship organization focused on developing project-based solutions for issues in the campus community and abroad. In addition, her experience as an Orientation Leader for the university broadened her perspectives while working with one of the most diverse campus communities in the county. These passions for inclusion, diversity, and learning directed Mary Joan to apply to Teach For America. After graduation with a BS in Economics and Spanish, Mary Joan relocated to the Mississippi Delta to teach middle school Spanish and coach three sports for her two-year TFA commitment.
Following her time in the Delta, Mary Joan relocated back to her hometown of Chicago. There she joined an ed-tech firm focused on bringing online resources to underserved schools. Mary Joan worked closely with schools in the southern U.S. and abroad.
Her time in the classroom and equipping classrooms with resources made the jump to Edgility logical. In her role as Recruitment Operations Associate, she has the opportunity to see how our projects unfold and the impact our clients experience on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys staying active, a good book, and hang gliding!
Chapel Hill, NC
Devin is so excited to join Edgility and work with a team that seeks to empower underrepresented minorities through actionable solutions and relationship-driven business. Having interned in the non-profit space, he learned the value of impact work. However, after graduating in May 2020, a challenging time with minimal career prospects, he pivoted to further his education and is currently studying at his alma mater to get his MBA to make impactful change in the for-profit sector. It was through this experience that Devin was put on the path to Edgility as one of its first Summer Associate Interns, and is currently working part time with Edgility while he finishes his degree.
Kaelan Forbes is inspired and eager to work with a team that is driven by equity. Kaelan began her career as a Business Analyst in the private sector. Wanting to drive more impact, she enrolled in the full-time MBA program at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. During her quest to find justice-centered work, she enrolled in a course that enabled her to leverage her education and lived experience that led her to the Edgility team. Kaelan also graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics and a Double Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social and Economic Justice.
In her free time she loves cooking, ceramics/pottery, playing tennis and volleyball, and journaling with her incredible housemates around the Triangle in North Carolina.
Denver Metro Area
Elise has always been passionate about inclusivity and diversity in every facet of life. She strives to ensure marginalized voices are heard, especially in her LGBTQIA2S+ community. She is excited to be part of a team that makes those matters their main focus! Her experience with accounting in hospitality, construction, and property management brings a unique and well-rounded perspective. Her favorite aspect of the job is the opportunity to interact with clients, which she believes is the cornerstone to what she does. She believes delivering with compassion, mindfulness, and great attention to detail is what makes the difference in her work.
Elise is from Colorado and is excited to be back after living in California for eight years, experiencing the rich and diverse culture the state has to offer. Her favorite activities include watching the latest Marvel installment, listening to her favorite podcasts, and dancing to music with her dog and cat.
DC Metro Area
Corina Ramos is so excited to join Edgility and work with a team that puts Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the forefront of their work. Corina began her career as a classroom educator through Teach for America and relocated to Washington DC. There she was both a middle school and high school educator for five years. Her work at her latest school allowed her to co-lead the Recruitment Team, which sparked her passion for connecting with individuals passionate about educational equity and providing all students with excellent resources. Corina graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BS in Psychology as well as Johns Hopkins University with a Master in Education.
In her free time, she loves practicing yoga, watching movies, and taking her dog on adventures around Washington, DC.
Emma is excited to join the Edgility family that is devoted to inclusive and equity-conscious organizations. She finds comfort in knowing that Edgility’s mission aligns with her values in selecting diverse leaders that respect differences, foster allyship, and build relationships in DEI communities.
Prior to Edgility, Emma’s interest in the education field began in a non-traditional classroom: the swimming pool, where she was a swim instructor and lifeguard in her local community. Emma continued to pursue education after she graduated from the University of Washington Seattle with a BA in Early Childhood and Family Studies and has volunteered in programs such as Operation Smile and MEDLIFE. As a Research Coordinator at Cultivate Learning, Emma assessed caregiver-child interactions from high-risk childcare centers and conducted data collection analysis. She went into medical research at the UW Men and Women’s Health Centers to provide opportunities for those who wish to foster a family of their own.
Emma resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family but enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures as well as their cuisines. Her hobbies also include swimming, gaming, and interior design.
Raleigh Metro Area
Nathaniel is eager to be a part of Edgility Consulting and to help make progress towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive future. He fully believes that the work we do now will set the change for the youth to experience a better tomorrow.
Nathaniel is a current resident of Raleigh, NC, where he recently graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. Over his undergraduate career, he worked in a number of technical and personal roles. He has worked in Controls Engineering at BMW Manufacturing, a research laboratory studying structural analysis through fiber optic cables, videography, and even at his university’s local radio station.
Today, Nathaniel has taken a new route with Edgility to help make a difference for clients around the country. He is currently studying Data Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and aims to use his skills in data analysis to help close the gaps causing compensation inequities.
In his free time, Nathaniel loves getting active in sports with friends, jogging, photo and video editing, mixing and mastering music, and finding new food spots around the city.
New York Metro Area
Danielle received her undergraduate in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from UNC-Charlotte. She was inspired to join education after being a developmental therapy technician within the community and the classroom setting for a year. Danielle became a participant in the TEACH Charlotte program where she then taught Middle School Science for 7 years as well as serve as the science lead teacher for her professional learning community. Through her work with Title 1 schools, she acknowledges not everyone has equitable access to educational needs and looks to continue to expand that impact beyond the classroom contributing her responsibility as an emphatic citizen.
Danielle is from North Carolina. She enjoys cross training, spending time outside, cuddling with her dog Benny, and traveling.
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