When Emily is not skiing, hiking or traveling, she serves as Director of Professional Development for the Northwest Association of Independent schools. Her responsibilities include developing programming for Administrators, Staff and Educators. Prior to her current role, she worked for 5 years in program development of environmental and outdoor education programs. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business and a professional certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon, as well as a BA in Environmental Science and Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.
Alexandra has experience creating and managing a variety of public service, technology and diversity initiatives in the non-profit, education and government sectors. In her professional career, Alexandra has worked with many Seattle area organizations with her own business Community Transformation Collective providing consulting to address the over arching needs of organizations including creating new programs, leadership development and coaching, grant writing, strategic planning, community relations and more. She believes in integrating the education experience through fostering opportunities for diversity and inclusion and the use of technology and social media. Alexandra has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development and Leading Change from George Mason University and a Master’s degree from Seattle University in Education and Community Development. She is passionate about equitable access to education for all students and enjoys working with schools, local government and organizations for community change. Alexandra currently works as TRiO Director at Highline Community College.
Caroline is a former journalist who covered business, politics, and technology and now works in advertising. You can find her work in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Northwest Asian Weekly, International Examiner, Seattleite.com, and The Standard (Hong Kong). Currently, she is head of marketing at Northeastern University — Seattle. The South Lake Union campus offers industry-aligned graduate degrees and bootcamps. She holds a BS in journalism and political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Patrick bike commutes from West Seattle to Starbucks where he is responsible for energy and renewables. Patrick accelerates change by planning, embedding and implementing sustainability strategies across organizations. Prior to Starbucks he worked for T-Mobile and spent 10 years consulting on sustainability and energy management programs in the US and UK. He holds an MS in Energy Management from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, England.
Molly joined the Board in 2015. She is currently the Associate Dean of Student Support Programs at Seattle Central College where she manages programs and services tailored to supporting students who have been historically disadvantaged. Molly has over 16 years of experience working in education; including community outreach, diversity and equity, strategic planning and consulting. She has an M.Ed from Antioch university in Seattle and a B.A from Clark University. An east coaster at heart she has enjoyed calling Seattle home for the past 14 years.
Jeff is a small business and startup specialist with an extensive background in operations and marketing. He enjoys collaborating with entrepreneurs to solve their most difficult problems while helping turn their visions into realities. He has experience leading teams and companies in the music, luxury, hospitality, and advertising industries, to name a few. He is dedicated to leaving world in better shape than he found it in by working with, learning from, and elevating forward thinking, socially responsible companies and organizations. He holds a BA in English from Western Washington University.
Kevin is a former SFYC student from 2003-2006. He was involved in various programs at the center that greatly improved his childhood development. He won his first scholarship in 5th grade through the support of one of SFYC’s staffs. Ten years later, Kevin returned to SFYC to support the board bring out SFYC’s impact to the community. Kevin is currently working as a college counselor at Chief Sealth International High School. He graduated from UW Seattle in 2016 and will be returning to pursue his Master of Public Administration at the UW Evans School in fall 2017.