Our team members have deep roots in their communities and an insider’s perspective on schools.

New Orleans

Gary Briggs

Navegante

Nacido en Nueva Orleans, Gary Briggs asistió a instituciones educativas privadas, católicas, subvencionadas y tradicionales en su camino a obtener el título en Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad Cristiana de Texas. Después de graduarse de la universidad, se desempeñó como pasante de la Casa Blanca durante el gobierno de Obama, luego se unió a Teach For America y regresó a su ciudad natal para enseñar Artes del idioma inglés y actuar como jefe de equipo de 5.° y 6.° grado en la institución educativa Harriet Tubman Charter School durante cuatro años. En 2015, sus experiencias como estudiante y profesor en instituciones educativas de Nueva Orleans fueron objeto de una crónica publicada por The Times Picayune. En la actualidad, dirige el trabajo de EdNavigator y así proporciona apoyo a familias y estudiantes en todo Nueva Orleans.

Rameisha Johnson

Navegante

Rameisha “Ramie” Johnson, oriunda de Nueva Orleans, es una mamá orgullosa, orientadora escolar veterana y asesora de inscripciones. Como navegante, actualmente se centra en apoyar a padres en todo Nueva Orleans a lo largo del proceso de elección de institución educativa e inscripción. Es licenciada en Sociología y tiene un título de grado en Asesoramiento Educativo de la Universidad de Nueva Orleans.

Boston

Briana Casey

Navigator

Briana Casey es una graduada universitaria de primera generación que se especializa en educación especial y el proceso de las escuelas privadas. Originaria del área metropolitana de Boston, Briana es ex maestra de educación especial en el sistema de escuelas públicas de Boston que trabajó con estudiantes de secundaria con trastornos emocionales. Antes de unirse a EdNavigator, Briana trabajó en una escuela secundaria (Charter Alliance College-Ready) como especialista en lectura, maestra de educación especial y jefa de departamento. Asistió a una escuela diurna independiente en Cambridge (BB&N) y tiene una licenciatura en Estudios Educativos y Políticas Públicas y Derecho del Trinity College.

Chris Espinoza

Navigator

A first-generation college student, Chris Espinoza has dedicated his career to expanding educational opportunity for students of all backgrounds. Chris completed his BS in Psychology and English at Bridgewater State University and his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration in Student Affairs at Boston College. He has worked at multiple colleges and universities across Boston, including Bridgewater State University, Boston College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Today, he utilizes his expertise in student leadership, college housing, academic advising, multicultural education, and high school-to-college bridge programs to guide EdNavigator’s families and students along their own path to a college degree.

Victoria Paulino

Navigator

Victoria Paulino brings to EdNavigator a wide range of experience with students and families in the Boston area. She has served as a camp counselor and youth group leader in Worcester, MA; a 6th grade summer school teacher in Lawrence, MA; and a 7th grade English and social studies teacher at Veritas Prep Charter School in Springfield, MA. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a BA in Political Science from College of the Holy Cross and an MA in Education from Boston University.

Arlene Sanchez

Navigator

A lifelong Bostonian and daughter of immigrants, Arlene Sanchez attended Boston Public Schools as a child and returned to them as a teacher in 2013. At UP Academy and Gardner Pilot Academy, she focused on using literature to instill confidence and empathy in her students and worked to increase representation of teachers of color in the school system. In 2015, her culturally responsive approach to teaching and her work with Asian American students earned her national attention in Teach For America’s One Day magazine. Today, as a Navigator, she helps hard-working Boston families and students understand the school landscape and achieve their educational goals. Arlene is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and holds a BA in Sociology and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies from Smith College and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University.

National

Caroline Cahuantzi

Navegante

Nacida y criada en Nueva Orleans y madre de dos hijos, Kay Everage trae a EdNavigator más de 15 años de experiencia como gerente de reuniones y conferencias de hoteles, incluyendo funciones en el Hilton Riverside, Ritz-Carlton, el Westin Canal Place y el Intercontinental . Hoy en día, coordina las relaciones de EdNavigator con los empleadores locales y proporciona apoyo directo a los empleados con niños en edad escolar. Asistió a la Universidad Xavier y tiene múltiples certificaciones de la industria hotelera.

Kate McGovern

Editorial Director

Kate McGovern is a writer and communications specialist with a passion for storytelling in service of great schools for every child and family. She started her career in education teaching theater at the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, where she directed Shakespeare productions with middle schoolers at Harlem’s National Black Theatre. Since then, she has worked in district, charter, and private schools in New York and London. Most recently, she spent five years as the Director of Publications for TNTP, leading the writing and editing of publications like The Opportunity Myth. Kate is also a published author of fiction for young adults and middle schoolers. A second-generation native of Cambridge, MA and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, she holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and a master’s degree in anthropology from Oxford. After more than a decade away, she returned home to Cambridge, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.

Jaime Manriquez

Marketing Manager

(he/him/his) Jaime is a first-generation Mexican American marketing professional born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is fluent in Spanish. In college, he worked for The UIC Urban Health Program, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing persistent health disparities in minority populations and improving the quality and availability of healthcare in underserved urban areas. Prior to joining EdNavigator, Jaime served as the Marketing Manager for Enlivant Senior living where he managed the marketing and communication initiatives for over 230 assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. Jaime’s passion for serving EdNavigator’s families stems from his own experience as a first-generation Latino student born to immigrant parents.