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Our People

Our people are passionate and driven, with experience, skills, and life journeys as unique as the STARs we serve.

Staff
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

Karan Chopra

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Komal Kirtikar

Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Delivery

Shad Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer

Papia Debroy

Senior Vice President, Insights

Will Villota

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Victor Aguirre

Customer Acquisition Manager

Georgette Braxton

Resource Mobilization Associate

Ashley Edwards

Senior Manager, Insights

Julie Elberfeld

Executive-in-Residence

Rose Francois

Customer Success Associate

Andrea Garcia-Fernandez

Senior Manager, Workforce Partnerships

Rebecca Gehman

Director of Communications

Georgia Gillette

Senior Director, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization

Jennifer Gmerek

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Yscaira Jimenez

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Natalia Lara

Customer Success and Operations Manager

Tari Linda Lau

Digital Communications Manager

Jennifer Lehman

Customer Success Associate

Nalin Liyanamana

Director of Finance and Administration

Michelle Lundberg

Senior Director, Business Operations

Cheston McGuire

Senior Communications Manager

Jennifer Merino

Team Assistant

Cathy Morgan

Director of Customer Acquisition

Amy Mortimer

Director of Special Projects

Kate Naranjo

Director, Chief of Staff and Policy

Izaba Paras

People & Culture Manager

Rich Poplawski

Director of Product

Rachel Providence

Senior Manager, Resource Mobilization

René Ralston

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Kidist Teferi

Project Coordinator

Margaux Thibaut

Team Assistant

Delia Troy

Director of Marketplace Development

James Wallace

Junior QA Engineer

Kevin Werts

Customer Acquisitions Operations Manager

Cristian Sirera

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Mike Shwedick

Senior Director, People

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