Category Archives: Study Smart Team

Kristen Kidd

Kristen joins Study Smart Tutors as a former instructor. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and passion from the classroom into her work as the Curriculum Associate. Kristen attended college in her hometown at California State University, Sacramento. After … Continue reading

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Brenna Neri

Brenna joins Study Smart Tutors as she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Hoping to pursue a career as a birth worker, she values collaborative and effective work. During her time in university, she held the position of … Continue reading

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Katherine Bermudez

I am a first-generation student that holds an M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a B.A in Psychology from Cal State Monterey Bay. Prior to SST, I worked with LUC GEAR UP that served 13 high schools … Continue reading

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Lynn Friedman

Lynn joined the StudySmartTutors team in 2018 after 40 years in K-12 education. She has a BA from UC Berkeley, a teaching credential from UCLA, an Administrative Credential and a MA in curriculum and instruction from CSUN. Lynn has served … Continue reading

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Kristian Markus

Kristian joins Study Smart Tutors with nearly a decade of experience teaching high school English and elective courses in financial literacy and front-end web development. Kristian also brings a passion for educational technology and curricular development, having created online courses … Continue reading

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Hulya Odabas

Hulya joins the Study Smart Tutors after working as a high school teacher and college counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and completed her Master’s Degree in School Counseling with PPS credential from Concordia University Irvine. She is … Continue reading

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Bree Beltran

Bree joins Study Smart Tutors after working with a nonprofit organization as a Family Case Manager. Her work focused on collaborating with district personnel, school staff, and other mental health professionals to help students with an Individualized Education Plan access … Continue reading

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Heath Alexander

Heath Alexander has been a part of the TRIO community for the past 28 years beginning with his participation as a TRIO Talent Search student in high school. Heath began his employment with TRIO as an undergraduate, student tutor-counselor for … Continue reading

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Damien Enriquez

Damien joins Study Smart Tutors after working with the Boys & Girls Club for over six years, where he developed a passion for education and community outreach. He believes in equitable education for all youth and, as an educator, strove … Continue reading

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Kim Friedman

Kim joins the Study Smart Tutors team while she pursues her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. She is pursuing a degree in Non-Government Organizations and Social Change with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. She lives in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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