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Our Team

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Michele Rudy

Co-Founder and Director

Michele Rudy has over 20 years of experience working for education equity for immigrant students across policy, practice, and advocacy. Previously, she co-led a national organizing campaign to win DACA, securing legal protection for 700,000 undocumented students and designed a business accelerator for Black, Latinx, and Native entrepreneurs at Arizona State University. Michele recently earned her doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she focused on educational equity for immigrant students.

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Carlos Vasquez

 Web Design and Program Associate

Carlos Vasquez is a Salem State University student studying Computer Science. Originally from Ecuador, Carlos attended high school in Lynn, Massachusetts. He is a former Abretech fellow with Cultivate Pathways where he was the lead web designer for the organization. Carlos is an aspiring game designer and is studying Computer Programming with Code The Dream. Carlos is also the author of a book titled “More Than An American Dream” about his family’s experience leaving Ecuador and immigrating to the United States.

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