Our Progress

Education First offers college scholarships and coaching in each of the below cities. We have awarded over $1,000,000 since 1995
Austin

Boston

Denver

Los Angeles

Portland

San Diego

San Francisco

Seattle

National Board of Directors

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    Savanah Miles
    Board Chair
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    Christopher Bryan
    Operations Officer
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    Jennifer Lao
    Fundraising and Events Director
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    OPEN POSITION
    Fundraising and Events Director
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    Marcus Mayorga
    Information Technology Director
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    Kirt Leadbetter
    Major Gifts Director
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    Anthony Southerland
    Marketing and Social Media Director
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    Owen Landry
    Scholar Communications Director
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    Sayra Escobedo
    Scholar Selection Director
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    Luke Beutjer
    Treasurer
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    Patricia Johnston
    Volunteer Recruiting Director

Regional Board of Directors

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    Fariha Jahangir
    Austin Regional Director
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    Carolina Ruiztagle
    Boston Regional Director
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    Chelsey Bogacz
    Denver Regional Director
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    Salisha Bhola
    Los Angeles Regional Director
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    Elaine Underwood
    Portland Regional Director
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    Shannon Lackey
    San Diego Regional Director
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    Moanam Khalid
    San Francisco Regional Director
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    Shama Shams
    Seattle Regional Director

Our Scholarship Recipients

A Past Scholar's Journey

Volunteers

Education First is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers who work together toward a common goal: Improving the lives of disadvantaged students through college scholarships and coaching.

Our volunteers contribute in a wide variety of ways. They select scholars, raise money, plan events, work on national initiatives, and more. Regardless of the activity, our volunteers work together as a team to make a difference.

  • Ahmed Al Hashimi
  • Alexis Sutherland
  • Alicia Polak
  • Amber Ford
  • Amy Labossiere
  • Andrew Pablo
  • Angel Asuncion-Reed
  • Anthony Patterson
  • Archana Dilip
  • Ashley Seeley
  • Ashley Kim
  • Ashlyn Jackson
  • Aubrey Gormley
  • Aundrea Dahl
  • Bhasker Moorthy
  • Briana Cree
  • Brooke Dowd
  • Caroline Burns
  • Carolyn Edwards
  • Charles Li
  • Chloe Kan
  • Chris Sanchez
  • Christopher Wren
  • Claire Harman
  • Connie Xu
  • Crystal Le
  • Dan Belcher
  • Dan Vi Nguyen
  • David Smith
  • David Coronado
  • David Cho
  • Dhara Patel
  • Diane Harris
  • Diane Calungcagin Avila
  • Donny Nguyen
  • Elyse Rast
  • Eugene Cheng
  • Fouad Yazbeck
  • Geovanni Cuevas
  • Gustavo Velasquez
  • Haley Zilka
  • Hien Dao
  • Jacob Shichman
  • Jael Nyrasengimana
  • James Bush
  • Jamie Song
  • Janet Rodriguez
  • Jeff Wu
  • Jimmy Lee
  • Joey Denney
  • Joshua Rosales
  • Joyce Mensah
  • Juhi Singh
  • Julia Delk
  • June Fernandez
  • Justin Hull
  • Karen Birt
  • Katelynn Hyer
  • Katharine Xiao
  • Katherine Shorten
  • Katherine Schwartz
  • Kayla Casamento
  • Kelly Pfeifer
  • Kim Valentine
  • Kimberly McGrath
  • Kristin Gray
  • Lana Fernandez
  • Laura Randall
  • Lauren Caster
  • Lily Bryan
  • Liza McKinnon
  • Louis Harris
  • Mara Cogswell
  • Marcella Hilton
  • Marina Saleeb
  • Mark Kennington
  • Marlene Burch
  • Matthew McDonald
  • Mia Ren
  • Michael Peters
  • Michael Galathe
  • Min Htet
  • Mrinalini Mulukutla
  • My Le Simbro
  • Naharia Smith
  • Nathan Smith
  • Neha Hewitt
  • Neha Dhupar
  • Nevene Hullender
  • Paige Powers
  • Pam Olson
  • Pat Thompson
  • Paul Bruss
  • Perry Montgomery
  • Phu Phan
  • Priyanka Mehta
  • Rachael Torres
  • Rachitha Nagendra
  • Raffaella Pardi
  • Ramsin Yacoob
  • Saad Hussain
  • Sarah Locke-Henderson
  • Sarah Bruss
  • Sarah Biondich
  • Sheida Saedifaez
  • Sheila Vish
  • Sonu Mehta
  • Stacey Field
  • Susan Zhou
  • Sylvia Zermeno
  • Tamanna Sonaria
  • Tanu Rajendran
  • Tate Johnson
  • Theodore Fong
  • Titus Hardy
  • Tobianne Paul
  • Udaya Lakshmi
  • Valerie Carboni
  • Veronica Ta
  • Wayne Pua
  • William Cantu
  • Xiaojie Qi
  • Xumin Hu
  • Yekaterina Aimukanova
  • Zane Carmean
  • Zoe Johnson

Fight for the future