Temidayo joined Let’s Get Ready in early spring of 2021. As a senior, he attends Church Farm School, an all boys boarding school in Exton, PA. Although he’s currently undecided, Temidayo anticipates delving towards the study of pre-med/biomedical engineering in the future. After his influential experience with LGR, Temidayo looks forward to making an impact as a fellow Student Leader council member!
Francky is a student leader and sophomore at Westchester Community College who is currently studying Social Work. He got so much support from the Let’s Get Ready Program during his academic career and his intention of being a Student Leadership Council member is to offer the knowledge that he has gained beyond the classroom from participating in all kinds of leadership opportunities and social activities. He has dedicated all his ability to improve his knowledge to be a mindful leader, improving communication skill, and make an impact on outsiders like himself. As a student leader, he has been inspiring and encouraging students to participate in events that could improve 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.
Elaina graduated in 2020 from Worcester State University with a degree in Psychology. This year, she is starting as a graduate student at Salem State University studying Higher Education in Student Affairs. She has been involved with Let’s Get Ready as a student, an access coach, a Site Director, and this will be her fourth year as a Transition Coach. Elaina’s background in LGR has directly impacted her career aspirations. Working with students and offering them support in college is exactly what she hopes to continue to do after graduating with her Master’s. She is excited to share her experiences and continue impacting students through the SLC role!
Tiffany is currently a senior at NYU studying public policy and minoring in global and urban education and Spanish. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and went to Mercy High School. She has worked with LGR since her sophomore year of college and has worked in a variety of positions including a math coach, verbal coach, virtual access coach, and success coach. Her passion for equal education opportunity is what led her to work with LGR. She is super excited to be a part of the SLC because she loves being able to hear different people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas. She is also excited to think of ways to build upon LGR’s already amazing program, to make it even better! After college, she plans to pursue a career in Education policy and reform
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!
Kyla is a senior at Buffalo State College and will receive a bachelor’s degree in Individualized Studies, which consists of Communication and Speech base courses, and with a minor in Political Science. She was born and raised in Westchester, NY in the City of White Plains. Kyla has been part of the Access and Transition Program of let’s Get Ready during her last two years of high school and is currently a Let’s Get Ready Success Coach for this academic year. Kyla’s previous organization position at Buffalo state was secretary of K.C.C. (Kinks. Coils. Curls.) and is currently a Residential Assistant on campus. She enjoys giving back to the community, as well as holding independent clothing and toiletry drives for rural communities and foreign countries. Kyla’s future career goals are to work with non-profit organizations, as well as create and brand her own business. She enjoys interacting with people and is passionate about mental health and self-awareness in the community.
Ishrat Jahan is a first-year, first-gen student at NYU with a major in political science. As a high school student at the Urban Assembly Institute in Brooklyn, NY, she discovered LGR’s pivotal role in bridging the gap between underrepresented students and a fulfilling college education, hoping to prolong that mission as a student council member. With a passion for civic engagement and community involvement, she looks to expand her skills in law and government for a career in the legal field.
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!
Adonese Kabtoul is currently a senior at the High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology (HSTAT). She is originally from Syria and is a first generation college student. Another fun fact about Adonese is that she aspires to be a personal injury lawyer and is shadowing at law firms to build up to that career path and work towards that goal. She initially got involved with LGR through the SAT prep program to help gain practice and a better understanding of the SAT. LGR has by far been an amazing resource for this purpose and for that reason she is excited to get involved with the SLC, hoping to further help other students who were in her position prepare for, gain clarity, and support in mastering the SAT and eventually towards college when your time comes!
Hafcha Khanam is rising senior at East Boston High school. Four years ago she immigrated to the U.S. and had the privilege of being the first person in her family to attend high school in the US and will be the first in her family to attend a four-year college in the U.S as well. After doing the LGR program this year she has seen an improvement in her SAT score. Later she signed up for an LGR transition coach to guide her through the college application process. Being the first person in most activities including education has never been easy for her but this program made it easier in many ways. She can’t wait to join the SLC to learn more about LGR and to promote this program to students who need a program like that to thrive academically.
Kiara currently attends Savannah State University as a senior majoring in biology, she received her associates degree in Science Core Curriculum and is aiming to earn her Bachelors of Science degree. Kiara aspires to attend Meharry Medical College with the intentions of becoming an OBGYN in the future. She joined Let’s Get Ready at her high school, Health Professions and Human Services, in their SAT prep program. Her excitement in joining SLC comes from wanting to achieve the goal in filling in the gaps Let’s Get Ready needs to go above and beyond in successfully helping all students involved.
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.
Dean Trusty is a recent graduate from SUNY Farmingdale with degree in Industrial Technology-Automotive Management, who hopes to become a vehicle engineer. He has a passion for cars. Dean has been involved with Let’s Get Ready since high school with being a students taking SAT prep classes to now being a Virtual Success Coach, mentoring freshmen and sophomores. He is excited to be a part of SLC because it will help allow him to learn more about higher education and nonprofit management, while also networking with the larger LGR community.
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.
Tahfiq Williams is a current senior at Central High School in Philadelphia. He got involved with LGR through the Spring SAT Prep Program, where he then applied for the SLC once that program was done. He is excited to be a part of SLC because he wants to gain leadership experience and find ways to help LGR and expand on the important work they are doing. In the future, he would like to study a subject in STEM.
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.