Get to Know The DCPS Persists Team

Meet the DCPS Persists team below!

BS from George Mason University / M.Ed from Clemson University

Elmer was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and raised in Richmond, VA. He is a 1.5 immigrant and proud first generation college graduate, earning his B.S. in Community Health…

BA from CSU Monterey Bay in Seaside, CA

Griselda was raised in California and is a proud 1st generation CSU Monterey Bay alumna. She previously worked in Stockton, CA as the Manager of College Access for a scholarship…

BA from University of California in Irvine, CA / MA from Stanford University in Stanford, CA

Prior to coming to DCPS, Jan worked with first generation and undocumented students through the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education at George Mason University. Originally from the Philippines,…

BA from Stonehill College in Easton, MA / MS from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica previously served as an Analyst on the DCPS Strategic School Operations Team where she built the Incident Reporting Tool. Prior to joining DCPS, Jessica worked for a federal consulting…

BA in Chemistry from Clark University / MEd in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Salem State University

Lindsay is a New England transplant and a first gen student who believes in the power of lifelong awareness, knowledge, and skills that come with a college experience. She previously…

BA from University of Vermont / MA from Teachers College, Columbia University

Maché was born and raised in Southeast Washington, DC and is a proud first generation college student. She has worked in various universities, starting with the TRiO Programs and then…

BA from American University / MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University

Before joining the DCPS Persists team, Monica lived and worked in New York where she was a College Advisor with NYU College Advising Corps. As a College Advisor, she managed…

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Shawn came to DC to do a year of service with Americorps, where she served as a volunteer coordinator for two years at Reading Partners. She then transitioned to For…