• Board of Directors

    MENTEE Directors and Advisors are committed to giving access, exposure, and opportunity to all students through their support of our work. MENTEE is fortunate to have them volunteer their time and expertise!

    Sonia Garcia

    Executive Producer​ and Assignment Desk Manager at Univision Chicago

    Xavier Hernandez

    Principal Owner at Berwyn Tech

    Ernesto Matias

    Chief of Language and Cultural Education at Chicago Public Schools​

    Luis Narvraez

    Project Director, Chicago Public Schools

  • Board of Advisors

    Scott Becher

    Principal, Becher Group

    Thibault Chareton

    Project Management Specialist – Media & Migration

    United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

    Alex Fernandez

    Senior Manager, Employee Engagement Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

    Chaker Khazaal

    Author, Journalist, Speaker, & High
    Profile Supporter at the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador program

    Christie Lacey

    Digital Communications Manager, Office of the Illinois Comptroller, Susana A. Mendoza

    Gabby Nelson

    Research & Public Policy Analyst at

    Safer Foundation​

    Sophia Rodriguez

    Director, Research & Analytics at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

    Sufyan Sohel

    Deputy Director and Counsel at CAIR Chicago

    Sumi Somaskanda

    Anchor, Reporter, and Writer at Deutsche Welle News and Berlin Policy Journal

    Tammy Reed Tran

    Associate Vice President of Development at UCAN