Temidayo Bambe is currently a first year student at Amherst College and a member of their Meiklejohn Fellowship. While attending Church Farm School (a college prep boarding school in Pennsylvania), Temidayo joined Let Get Ready’s SAT prep program and has been a part of the organization ever since. Although he’s undecided, Temidayo enjoys delving into Black Studies and is passionate about integrating social justice into the medical field as he pursues a pre-med track. After his influential experience with LGR, Temidayo looks forward to incorporating his background into his work as a fellow Student Leadership council member.
Francky is a resilient student and junior at CUNY Lehman College who is currently studying Social Work. He received tremendous support from the Let’s Get Ready program throughout his academic career and hopes to share the knowledge he’s gained from participating in all kinds of leadership opportunities and social activities (what other leadership/social activities/positions?) as part of the Student Leadership Council. As a student leader, he dedicates his time to improving his skills and mindfulness, making an impact on outsiders like himself, and inspiring peers to participate in events that make a difference in their lives.
Glorianna is a rising senior at Johnston Senior High School who is concurrently taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. She belongs to her school’s mock trial, student council, and is President of National Honor Society. Glorianna plans on majoring in Political Science to become an attorney in the future. Prior to joining the Student Leadership Council, Glorianna Crichlow worked at various nonprofits and community organizations. Her passion for leadership, advocacy, and inclusion can be found in her work for the ACLU and as an executive at the Foreign Policy Youth Collaborative. Seeing the work that LGR has done, following her participation in the SAT Prep program, she is excited to make these programs even better and more accessible to communities that need them. She is dedicated to helping those who are marginalized and increasing educational opportunities for them.
Colin is currently an undergraduate student at Boston University majoring in Human Physiology! His first encounter with Let’s Get Ready was through the College Access Program where he received help with SAT and college application as a high school student. And now, being a part of the Student Leadership Committee, he is ready to work with staff members and other student leaders to provide a better support system for our current and future students!
Amia Joseph-Drew attended and graduated from Bodine High School for International Affairs. She is currently attending Thomas Jefferson University—East Falls. Amia has been involved with LGR since 2018; when she was a junior in high school prepping for the SAT. She has been receiving guidance and support for her college journey since then. She is excited to be apart of SLC because she will be able to work with the organization that helped her (which is really exciting). Amia is also super excited to work with the other members of the council for the first time. Being apart of SLC will provide her with opportunities to develop the professional skills she need to excel in her future career. She is majoring in Health Sciences and is in the Pre-PharmD 2+4 program. Her dream job is to become a community pharmacist!
Sakia Rahman is from Pennsylvania and is currently a senior at Upper Darby High School. She hopes to attend college for business, specifically marketing, and to one day work in a marketing team. Sakia first joined Let’s Get Ready through its SAT prep & college preparation curriculum which helped her understand the whole college process very clearly. She is also thrilled to be a part of the SLC because she believe it’s amazing that LGR prioritizes inclusivity and gives students a chance to be heard to help make a difference with the rest of LGR!
Joana joined Let’s Get Ready as a student in 2018. During that time she received guidance on the SAT’s, FAFSA, scholarship applications and other factors that go into preparing for college. Joana now attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a biomedical engineering student. Furthermore, she is joining the Student Leadership Council to provide new ideas on how to continue improving the program in order to reach more students who are in need of guidance.
Paula is from Boston, MA, and is attending Umass Boston to major in Economics. A fun fact about her is that she lived for a year in Tennessee and had to transfer schools during her senior year. Paula got involved with LGR through their SAT prep program, and then signed up for the opportunity to get a college coach to guide me through the College application as a first-gen. She is excited to be part of the Student Leadership council because she wants to be part of a program that helps students pave the way to their future and where she can be the voice of students and help shape the program in a way that benefits everyone.
Isadora is a current senior at Brockton High School in Massachusetts. She got involved with LGR through the Spring SAT Prep program and applied for the SLC because of the help she gained and wanting to expand that amongst other students. She’s currently in the STEM program at her school and plans on majoring in Computer Science and Biochemistry in the future.
Melanie is a current senior in NYC hoping to receive her Bachelor’s in Accounting. She’s eager to be part of the Student Leadership Council because of her experience with Let’s Get Ready. After attending their amazing SAT-prep and college-readiness program, she’s eager to provide the Let’s Get Ready staff with any assistance needed, and delighted to help a community of people who are committed to assisting students through the SAT and college process.
Lamisa is a rising senior at East Brunswick High School who hopes to major in Computer Science and establish her own company one day. Prior to joining the SLC, Lamisa worked at various non-profits to provide opportunities for high school students. Lamisa first joined Let’s Get Ready through its SAT Prep and College Prep Program which helped her understand the college process as well as significantly improve her SAT scores. After the SAT prep program, she signed up for the transition coach role to further guide her through the college admissions process. She’s ecstatic to be a part of the SLC to learn more about LGR and provide valuable insights to promote this program. Seeing how LGR has helped her, she wants to be part of the change that makes these programs accessible to everyone and help high school students succeed academically.
Caitlin is a senior at Boston Latin School in Massachusetts. She is a first generation immigrant and plans on attending law school after college in hopes of becoming a lawyer in the public sector. Caitlin first joined LGR for SAT prep and continued her journey through the college transition program. As a part of the SLC, she looks forward to boosting the accessibility of college prep and financial aid resources through the LGR organization.
Jackie is a student at Penn State University majoring in Secondary Education for Math and Pharmacology and Toxicology. He first joined LGR as a high school junior where he received support with SAT prep, college essays and the college transition process. Now enrolled, he is excited about joining the Student Leadership Council and hopes to make the college access journey easier for other students like LGR did for him.
Ailani is a first-year student at the Community College Of Rhode Island planning to transfer for her bachelors. Pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, her career goal is to work in the entertainment/music industry. She joined LGR during her junior year of high school for the SAT program and is now honored and excited to be a part of the Student Leadership Council in hopes to help other students.
Born in Queens, New York, Jassi is a senior at Bayside High School. She cares deeply about reforming the healthcare system and is passionate about alternative medicine. Jassi has worked in museums, which has been a meditative journey where she has connected with children and familiarized herself with art healing. Jassi is inspired through raising the consciousness of humanity through art and science. Let’s Get Ready helped guide Jassi through SAT preparation and the college application process. Now being part of the Student Leadership Committee, she can’t wait to voice her passions and help more students find success through the accessibility of college resources.
Motunrayo is currently a senior at the Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens and is also taking College-Now courses. She is originally from Nigeria and will be a first-generation college student. A fun fact about Motunrayo is that she crochets bags, hats, and blankets in her free time. In 2021, Motunrayo participated in the SAT Prep summer program as well as the fall program. The program has tremendously helped her feel confident about retaking the SAT exam. Motunrayo loves working with people and she saw that LGR would give her an opportunity to expand her connections. Her ultimate goal is to succeed in college and strengthen her network. Motunrayo hopes that LGR assists her with finding a clearer path toward her future and leaving a good impact on others.
Jordyn is a senior at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in NYC. She is a first-generation American who plans on achieving a master’s degree after college in hopes of becoming a publisher, professor or filmmaker. Jordyn first joined LGR for SAT prep and continued her journey through the college transition program. As part of the SLC, she looks forward to boosting the accessibility of college prep and financial aid resources through the LGR organization, and getting more students involved in the college process.
Elliot is a senior at TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School in Massachusetts. They come from a first-generation immigrant family and intend to pursue computer science in college in hopes to assist in future medical and environmental research. Elliot joined LGR in their junior year of high school through SAT prep and has progressed forward to the college transition program. Through the SLC, they aspire to bridge the barrier of accessibility between higher education and minority communities.
As the Let’s Get Ready Student Leadership Council, we advocate for underrepresented students by providing a diverse set of voices with the goal of maximizing the accessibility of college resources and reaching as many students as possible.