Our Progress

Education First offers college scholarships and coaching in each of the below cities. We have awarded over $800,000 since 1995
Austin

Boston

Denver

Los Angeles

Portland

San Diego

San Francisco

Seattle

Annual Reports

National Board of Directors

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    Ryan Olshan
    Board Chair
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    Christopher Bryan
    Operations Officer
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    Ryan Lucas
    Administrative Officer
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    Kelly Gold
    Individual Fundraising Director
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    Donny Nguyen
    Information Technology Director
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    Major Gifts Director
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    Jordan Wang
    Marketing and Social Media Director
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    Ashwath Krishnan
    Scholar Communications Director
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    Julia Delk
    Scholar Selection Director
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    Saqib Muhammad
    Treasurer
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    Volunteer Success Director

Regional Board of Directors

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    Leena Saleh
    Austin Regional Director
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    Tessa Holtzman
    Boston Regional Director
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    Rob Falick
    Denver Regional Director
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    Jenny Schenk
    Los Angeles Regional Director
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    Chris Heywood
    Portland Regional Director
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    Sufyan Subzwari
    San Diego Regional Director
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    Lajhem Cambridge
    San Francisco Regional Director
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    Eugene Cheng
    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.

  • Akhilesh Maloo
  • Alexis Sutherland
  • Alvine Maanjong Akumbom
  • Amber Ford
  • Amber Baggenstos
  • Amy Smith
  • Amy Que
  • Angel Asuncion
  • Anthony Patterson
  • Anusha Vasan
  • Aria Nikkhoui
  • Ash Kumar
  • Balqis Abbadi
  • Basit Khan
  • Ben Kuntz
  • Bhasker Moorthy
  • Caroline Burns
  • Charles Li
  • Charles Jung
  • Chelsea Smith
  • Chi Le
  • Chris Sanchez
  • Chris Jones
  • Claire Harman
  • Crystal Le
  • Dan Belcher
  • David Cho
  • Dhara Patel
  • Diane Calungcagin
  • Donovan Bonner
  • Dylan Quiros
  • Emma Scherzer
  • Evelyn Wingard
  • Evelyn Chan
  • Genelle Faulkner
  • Geng Li
  • Geovanni Cuevas
  • Giovanny Olivares
  • Glenn Laguna
  • Greg Chalfin
  • Guy Scherzer
  • Ivy Ka Man Chan
  • Jairo Guerrido
  • James Bush
  • Janet Rodriguez
  • Jeff Wu
  • Jerome Sibayan
  • Jessie Gao
  • Joe Ellick
  • Johnson Aderohunmu
  • Jon Holcomb
  • Jonathan Rudd
  • Joshua Rosales
  • Joyce Mensah
  • Katherine Rodriguez
  • Katie Schiff
  • Kevin Tsuchida
  • Kevin Sullivan
  • Khushali Sharma
  • Kimberly Denney
  • Kristina Lewallen
  • Lana Fernandez
  • Marina Saleeb
  • Mark Spiegelberg
  • Mary Ann Vandergriff
  • Mason Chamblee
  • Meaghan McGlynn
  • Megan Lau
  • Mia Ren
  • Muthu Ananthanarayanan
  • My Le Simbro
  • Nathan Smith
  • Neha Dhupar
  • Nevene Hullender
  • Nicole Coleman
  • Obinna Nwankwo
  • Pat Nealon
  • Patricia Johnston
  • Paul Bruss
  • Perry Montgomery
  • Ramsin Yacoob
  • Ryan Sudeck
  • Ryan Brush
  • Samadrita Guin
  • Sarah Bruss
  • Sarah Biondich
  • Sayra Escobedo
  • Sean Duffy
  • Sheida Saedifaez
  • Siobhan Loyd
  • Stacey Field
  • Susie Esparza
  • Suzanne Barker
  • Tara Razee
  • Tiana Maxwell
  • Tracy Bidot
  • Victor Suarez
  • Vincente Tenerelli
  • Wayne Pua
  • Yolotzin Dunbar

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