Young Education Professionals-Bay Area
The Executive Board:
Bios of our team follow. We are always looking for new ideas, great speakers, and more members. If you would like to contact any of us or believe you have the time and talent to contribute to our organization, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine is part of the Marketing & Communications team at EducationSuperHighway, a national non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access of all K-12 public schools in America so that every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the promise of digital learning. Previously, she worked on the Business Development team at Insight Education Group, an educational consulting company committed to supporting education leaders and their work to increasing student achievement. Currently, Christine is helping to build a volunteer program for Wu Yee Children’s Services, supporting their mission to ensure San Francisco’s kids are happy, healthy and safe. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Language/Literature and Global Cultures, with a minor in Education Studies from UC Irvine.
Brendan is a Program Manager at Google who focuses on computer science education through curriculum development and philanthropic grants and partnerships. Previously, Brendan was the Executive Director of Edu21C, the education non-profit that brought the education documentary, Most Likely To Succeed, to communities across the globe. He also served as a high school math teacher in his hometown of San Antonio, TX through Teach For America. Brendan has a BBA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin and is a long-time participant and coach in speech and debate.
Julie Rubinger Doupé
Julie works on the corporate partnerships team at Khan Academy, where she manages partnerships with corporations and foundations to ensure the organization's long-term sustainability. Previously, she was on the founding team of Wishbone.org, a crowd-sourced fundraising platform that sends low-income high school students to summer programs. She also worked at NewSchools Venture Fund, where she raised funds to support early-stage education entrepreneurs. Julie has an A.B. from Princeton University. In addition to volunteering with YEP-Bay Area, Julie is the co-chair of Princeton AlumniCorps-Bay Area, an organization that places recent college graduates in jobs in the public sector. In her free time, Julie takes dance classes and performs with Bay Area dance companies.
Michelle Fort is the Operations and Analytics Lead at Strategic Growth Partners, a new organization that builds and finances permanent facilities for charter schools. She is currently serving as an Education Pioneers fellow. Previously, she worked as a long-term consultant for a state department of education through Mass Insight Education, based in Boston. In this role, she designed and implemented programs of the department's new Turnaround Office to drive school turnaround, district improvement, and charter authorization and oversight. She has also worked in school operations and special projects at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.A. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership from Stanford University.
Jomayra Herrera works as an investment analyst in the education portfolio at Emerson Collective, a social impact organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so everyone can live to their full potential. Previously, she was a member of the operations team at BloomBoard, a company committed to improving professional development for teachers across the country. When she isn’t working, Jomayra is involved in the curriculum design team of a local non-profit, Educa2, and manages a college access initiative in Orange County Public Schools - the school district she graduated from. Jomayra received her M.A. in Education Leadership and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Emma is Associate, Networked Improvement Science at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Prior to this role, Emma worked at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as lead for the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3). A graduate of The George Washington University in Psychology and Anthropology, Emma is an alumna of the Institute for Educational Leadership's Educational Policy Fellowship Program. Emma has been part of Young Education Professionals since 2009, when she joined the DC chapter. In 2015, she relocated to San Francisco in 2015 and joined the YEP-Bay Area leadership team.
Sachi is a member of the Partnerships team at YouthTruth Student Survey, a national non-profit based in San Francisco. In her role at YouthTruth, she helps school and district leaders interpret and use student perception data to accelerate improvements. Before joining YouthTruth, Sachi worked at the school, district, and state levels in San Jose, Boston, Washington DC, and North Carolina. In these roles, she ran afterschool programs, led a team of City Year Americorps Corps Members, and researched local and state assessments. Sachi received her MPP from Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and her BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.
Former YEP-Bay Area Board Members
- Harini Angara - Founding board member
- Jess Box
- Will Eden
- Caitlyn Metteer
- Alma Rico - Founding board member
- Melissa San Miguel - Founding board member
- Yining Wan - Founding board member