The Study Smart Tutors Team

The Study Smart Tutors team is comprised of passionate educators dedicated to the communities we serve.  Our team is comprised of TRIO and GEAR UP alumni, first-generation professionals, and experts in college access and retention.

Alysha Cordova

Education Services Coordinator

First-Generation Professional

Ashley Schmerbeck

Tutoring Coordinator

First-Generation Professional

Ayla Derrick

Curriculum Assistant

Bree Beltran

Sr. Director of Operations

First-Generation Professional

Brenna Neri

Administrative Associate

Casey Weld

SoCal Partnership Manager

Daisy Manansala

Education Services Coordinator

First-Generation Professional

Dr. Hulya Odabas

Sr. Director of Education

First-Generation Professional

Elise Dunaway

Partnership Manager, Northern and Central CA

Fabiola Tucux

Partnership Manager, National

First-Generation Professional

Fernanda Arellano

Marketing Associate

Halle Popok

Recruiting Coordinator

Heath Alexander

Sr. Director of Grants and Program Evaluation

TRIO Alumni

Jack Friedman

Founder

Jacqueline Popok

Human Resources Director

James Diaz

Accounting Manager

Jonathan Lego

Director of Curriculum

Jordan Vargas

Director of Instruction

Kelly Largent

Lead Instructor

TRIO Alumni

Kristen Kidd

Curriculum Manager

Kristian Markus

Associate Director of Educational Technology

First-Generation Professional

Laura Orozco

Director of Partnerships

TRIO Alumni

Lynn Friedman

Educational Consultant

Peter Petroff

Academic Services Manager

Ryan Goldsher

Instructional Support Associate

Samantha Welch

Academic Services Manager

Sherla Montgomery

Education Services Coordinator

First-Generation Professional

Tugba Adanur

San Francisco Public Library Lead Instructor

Viviana Galvez

Administrative Coordinator