There are lots of new face in our Scholars Program this year! Get to know the team…
Tiken Savang is our new 6th and 11th Grade Program Fellow. He is from Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of Emory University. Tiken is excited about working with students and getting them ready for college.
Shakia Asamoah is our new 7th and 10th Grade Program Fellow. She is
originally from Ghana and is a graduate of Denison University. Shakia is excited about getting to know our students better and helping them towards achieving their post-secondary goals.
Terrell Hawkins is our new 8th and 9th Grade Program Fellow. He is from Washington, DC, and is a graduate of Howard University. Terrell is excited to be working with our FLOC scholars.
Joh’nita Johnson is our new 12th Grade and Postsecondary Program Fellow. She is from Washington, DC, and graduated from UNC-Greensboro. Joh’nita is currently attending Catholic University for her MSW and is most excited about working with the students to ensure their post-secondary success in the same way her advisors and mentors did for her.
Caroline Gomes is one of our two Social Work Interns. She is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Caroline is so excited to be working with children and families, where the parents have their children’s best interest in mind and support them in their educational career by bringing them here to FLOC.
Kathryn Wilderotter is our other Social Work Intern. She is from DC and Alexandria. Kat got her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She’s most excited about this year’s social justice workshops with our students.
Lindsey Barclay is our new Scholars Program Manager. She was born in Oklahoma but raised in Prince George’s County, and she’s a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Lindsey’s excited to work with an awesome team of people, who are committed to our students. Most of all, she’s looking forward to getting to know the children at FLOC.
Cassandra (Cassie) Degener is our new College Access Coordinator. She is from Hanover, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Shepherd University. Cassie previously worked at the FLOC Outdoor Education Center, and she’s looking forward to getting to know the students better! She is also looking forward to getting everyone excited about the Outdoor Education Center!
Veronica Marin is our new Postsecondary Success Coordinator. She is from Washington, DC, and is also a FLOC Scholars Program alumna. Veronica is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She is looking forward to getting to know our 11th, 12th, and Postsecondary students and providing them with the keys to success for their education.
(You just met Veronica Marin. She also wrote this post!)