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Our People

We celebrate the dignity of all work and the dignity of every worker—especially those with overlooked skills.

Our people are passionate and driven, with experience, skills, and life journeys as unique as the STARs we serve. We’re looking for individuals who believe in building a labor market that’s more inclusive of STARs and want to stretch their professional skills in a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic environment.

Diversity in our team:


of our staff is BIPOC:
Our team represents the diversity and skills of the national workforce.


are STARs:
We don’t just tell other employers how valuable STARs can be—we demonstrate it by including them at all levels of our organization.


are Women:
Gender diversity is a fundamental part of our success and our mission.
Board of Directors

Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO of New America

Byron Auguste

CEO & Co-Founder

Byron Auguste

CEO & Co-Founder

Shad Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer

Bridgette Gray

Chief Customer Officer

Kelcey Reed

Chief Technology Officer

Papia Debroy

Senior Vice President, Insights

Will Villota

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Victor Aguirre

Customer Acquisition Manager

Georgette Braxton

Resource Mobilization Associate

Casey Carper

Team Assistant

Blair Corcoran de Castillo

Director of STARs Innovation Studio

Kathy Coulton

Senior Scrum Master

Ashley Edwards

Senior Manager, Insights

Julie Elberfeld

Senior Advisor

Eduardo Ferraz

Principal Software Engineer

Van Freeman

Regional Head of DC

Rose Francois

Senior Customer Success Associate

Andrea Garcia-Fernandez

Senior Manager, Workforce Partnerships

Matt Fortier

Senior Manager for STARs Studio

Rebecca De La Garza

Senior Manager, Planning & Operations

Rebecca Gehman

Director of Communications

Georgia Gillette

Senior Director, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization

Scott Gullick

Regional Marketplace Lead, Bay Area and Los Angeles

Jasmine Davis-Randolph

Social Science Researcher

Jennifer Gmerek

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Yscaira Jimenez


Bethany Kellett

Director of Customer Success

Natalia Lara

Customer Success and Operations Manager

Tari Linda Lau

Digital Communications Manager

Jennifer Lehman

Customer Success Senior Associate

Chris Lee

Senior QA Engineer

Nalin Liyanamana

Director of Finance and Administration

Michelle Lundberg

Senior Director, Business Operations

Cheston McGuire

Senior Communications Manager

Jennifer Merino

Team Assistant

Travis Moon

Senior Manager, Brand and Content Marketing

Cathy Morgan

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Amy Mortimer

Director of Insights

Kate Naranjo

Director, STARs Policy Project

Alicia Ogilvie

Director of Product

Izaba Paras

People & Culture Manager

Rich Poplawski

Director of Product

Rachel Providence

Senior Manager, Resource Mobilization

René Ralston

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Gina Rosen

Social Science Researcher

Ivan Santillan

Customer Success Associate

Kidist Teferi

Project Coordinator

Margaux Thibaut

Team Assistant

Delia Troy

Director of Marketplace Development

Cecilio Vega

Customer Success Associate

James Wallace

Junior QA Engineer

Kevin Werts

Business Operations Manager

Kelsey Wu

Regional Partnerships Manager

Cristian Sirera

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Mike Shwedick

Senior Director, People


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