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Jill Kantrowitz, Director of Institutional Advancement

By | 2021-10-18T19:52:16+00:00 October 18th, 2021|

Jill Kantrowitz has joined the BDEA team as the Director of Institutional Advancement.  Kantrowitz was born in Boston, MA, has previously lived in North Carolina and New York City and now calls Brighton home. Ms. Kantrowitz has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 25 years with a focus on fundraising for the latter [...]

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Tehka Bowen, Coordinator of Special Education

By | 2021-08-31T19:05:10+00:00 August 31st, 2021|

Tehka Bowen, a fourth generation Bostonian who grew up on Mission Hill in Roxbury, joined BDEA in 2021. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College. After working in many different professions, Ms. Bowen began her career in BPS as a substitute teacher. After receiving her  M.S. Ed. in Special Education from Simmons [...]

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Sasia Doman, Family Liasion

By | 2021-08-23T19:28:17+00:00 July 14th, 2021|

Sasia Doman is the new Family Liaison staff; part of the student support team. She brings with her a background in education, mental health, and advocacy. Sasia was born and grew up in Dorchester, MA. She received her initial exposure to education through the Metco Program, attending school in Brookline, MA. After graduating high school, [...]

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Michael Mensah, Deskside Support Technician

By | 2021-07-22T17:16:48+00:00 March 22nd, 2021|

Michael Mensah is from West-Africa (Ghana). He came to the United States in the year 2017, He works with an MSP company called Tech Networks of Boston that handles BDEA’s onsite tech issues. Michael is the main person who handles most of the technology issues onsite for BDEA. He is a Christian and believes in [...]

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Nafisa Bilal, College Advisor

By | 2021-09-13T20:53:13+00:00 September 1st, 2020|

Nafisa joined the BDEA family in 2020. She is part of the PGP team as a College Advisor. Nafisa completed her Bachelor's degree in marketing at Suffolk University in 2020. She worked at Bunker Hill Community College as a testing protocol and administrative assistant. She enjoys volunteering in her community. Nafisa's love for traveling came [...]

Zachary Solis, Pathway Coordinator, 2.0

By | 2021-07-19T13:36:17+00:00 August 31st, 2020|

Zachary Solis is the new Pathway Coordinator at BDEA 2.0. He was previously employed at UMass Boston as an Educational Outreach Counselor, where he worked in partnership with Jeremiah Burke and Madison Park High School, serving students in post-secondary planning. Zachary thoroughly enjoyed working with the high school students and having the ability to be [...]

Valdir Lima – Senior Career Specialist, PIC

By | 2021-03-17T19:01:20+00:00 November 18th, 2019|

Valdir Lima is a Senior Career Specialist and Program Coordinator at BDEA through our partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council. Valdir joined BDEA in 2021. Email Gabrielle: valdir.lima@bostonpic.org

Camella Scott, Data and Accountability Analyst

By | 2021-07-21T13:08:03+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

Cam joined BDEA in 2018. Previously, she served as the Innovation Systems Designer for Boston Public Schools, where she worked to improve processes that enable the spread of innovation throughout the district. Prior to that, she measured program impact for Metanoia Community Development Corporation. Cam is a former Education Pioneer Fellow, Bonner Leader alumna, and [...]

A. Erik Barajas, Data Analyst Associate

By | 2021-05-19T17:40:22+00:00 January 14th, 2019|

Erik joined the BDEA team in 2020 as the Data and Accountability Associate. Prior to joining BDEA he worked for the study abroad office at Boston College. He holds a B.B.A in Marketing from St. Mary's University and a M.A. in International Relations from Texas State University. He enjoys baking, traveling, and learning about different cultures. [...]