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Ia is a current Saint Ann’s parent as well as the parent of a Saint Ann’s graduate. She is a practicing psychologist in downtown Brooklyn. Prior to embarking on her career as a psychologist, Ia taught in the Saint Ann’s Lower School for seven years. She also serves on the board of Brooklyn Community Housing and Services. Ia holds a B.A. from Trinity College-Hartford and a PsyD from New York University. She joined the Board in 2018.
Tamara is the parent of three current Saint Ann’s students. Tammy is a Professor of Law at New York Law School. Her scholarship focuses on corporate governance systems design and the nature of corporations. Tammy holds a B.S. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also serves as a trustee of the Brooklyn Museum. Tammy joined the Board in 2018.
Crystal is a current Saint Ann’s parent as well as the parent of a graduate. Crystal is the Founder and CEO of the company that operates Camp Half-Blood, Brooklyn, and its related programs. Previously, she was the Owner and Operator of Brownstone Books, an independent bookstore in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Crystal has served on the board of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. A graduate of Hampton University, she also holds an M.P.A. from the University of Delaware and a Doctorate in Education and Organization Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bobb-Semple joined the Board in 2017.
Mino is the parent of two Saint Ann’s graduates. Mino is an investor and was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs. He is a trustee of Scripps College and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hero’s Journey Foundation. Mino received an A.B. degree in government from Harvard College and holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France. He joined the Board in 2012.
Tony is the parent of three current Saint Ann’s students. Tony is a practicing psychiatrist who works primarily with children and adolescents. He is also a teacher, working with residents as Assistant Professor at New York University Medical Center in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and with undergraduates through NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Tony received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, his adult psychiatry training at UCLA-West Los Angeles VA training program, and his child and adolescent psychiatric training at the NYU Child Study Center. He joined the Board in 2017.
Alaina joins the Saint Ann’s Board of Trustees as our newest Young Alumni Trustee. Alaina graduated from Saint Ann’s in 2018. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Fine and Studio Arts. Alaina currently works as a Commerce Producer at Bon Appétit and Epicurious, where she also writes articles on everything from (the best) tahini to a (TikTok-viral) bag sealer that’ll cure your stale snack woes. Alaina also started her own baking blog called Crumbs and Nibbles.
Jared is the parent of two current Saint Ann’s students. He is the founder and CEO of Alloy Development and has worked as an architect and real estate professional in New York City for over twenty-five years. Jared also serves as Vice Chair of the Van Alen Institute, a nonprofit that helps create equitable cities through inclusive design, and sits on the boards of the Architecture League of New York, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and the MetroTech BID. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Jared has taught at Columbia University, Syracuse University, Washington University, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and Lehigh University. Jared holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and Master’s degrees in both Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis. Jared joined the Saint Ann’s board in 2022.
Josh is the parent of three current Saint Ann’s students. He is an executive, entrepreneur and investor creating innovative businesses at the intersection of media and technology. Currently, Josh is building Likewise, a content discovery platform incubated by Bill Gates. He previously led corporate strategy at Viacom, was part of the formative team at ad tech pioneer aQuantive acquired by Microsoft, and was founder and CEO of Periodic, a video news platform. Josh received an A.B. from Princeton University and M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He currently serves on the Board of BRIC. Josh joined the Saint Ann’s Board in 2021.
Shahed is General Partner and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Coatue Management. Shahed began her career as an M&A attorney at Skadden Arps and spent over a decade at Brunswick Group, a strategic communications firm. She currently also serves on the boards of America Needs You and the Center for Art, Research and Alliances. Shahed received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She joined the Board in 2021.
Luke is a current Saint Ann’s parent. He is an investor focused on adaptive reuse projects in and around brownstone Brooklyn. Luke’s nonprofit work includes serving as a trustee at The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Luke joined the Board in 2018.
Julia Kahr Julia is the parent of three current Saint Ann’s students. Julia is a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, where she focuses on private equity investments in the healthcare sector. Julia currently also serves on the boards of Sheltering Arms and BRIC. She received a B.A. in Classical Civilization from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Julia joined the Board in 2020.
Carolyn has extensive experience as a director at fast-growing companies, from small start-ups to public multinationals. As a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, she ran the credit research department and later managed the early-stage communications and technology investment banking group. At Providence Equity Partners, she focused on venture capital investments and has subsequently worked in and with a number of early-stage technology companies. Carolyn has served on a range of public, private and non-profit Boards, with a particular focus on companies in transition, be it technological, geographic, customer focus or a combination thereof, organically and via acquisition. Carolyn graduated from Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in Classical Languages. She joined the board in 2013.
Alex is a Prep for Prep program alumnus who came to Saint Ann’s in ninth grade. He currently works as a Senior Principal, Strategy & Operations, Google Fiber. Alex began his private sector career as a financial analyst in the energy infrastructure industry, after serving as Corps Member of Teach For America where he taught third grade. He holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Alex also serves as a member of the Saint Ann’s Alumni Advisory Committee. He joined the Board in 2020.
Fiona currently works at Google as a Software Engineer focusing on natural language processing for the Google Assistant. After graduating from Saint Ann’s, Fiona attended Princeton University where she received her B.S.E. in Computer Science and minored in Linguistics and Statistics/Machine Learning. Prior to her current role, Fiona worked at YouTube and on Google Search. Fiona began her Young Alumni trustee term in 2022.
After graduating from Saint Ann’s, Ashley earned her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and her M.Ed in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She develops and facilitates diversity, inclusion, and social justice trainings for nonprofit and community-based organizations. Previously, Ashley was Program Director for a Beacon Community Center at Center for Family Life, a neighborhood-based social services organization in Sunset Park. She serves on the Advocacy Council at the Citizens’ Committee for Children. Ashley began her Young Alumni trustee term in 2020.
Chinyere attended Saint Ann’s from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. She is currently a doctoral student of Sociology at Brown University; her research is focused on how social class and race impact school choice. Chinyere began her career teaching English at Deerfield Academy in Western Massachusetts. Chinyere holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.S. from University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. From UC Berkeley. Chinyere also serves on the Alumni Council of Swarthmore College. Chinyere joined the board in 2020.
Kavita is the parent of two current Saint Ann’s students. Kavita is Chief of Radiology at Lenox Health Greenwich Village. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical College, and completed fellowships at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Duke University Medical Center. Kavita joined the Board in 2021.
Daniel is the parent of three current Saint Ann’s students. He is one of the co‐founders of Ionic Capital Management. Dan was formerly a Managing Director at Highbridge Capital Management. Dan holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. He has served on the Board since 2007.
Clifford is a Prep for Prep program alumnus who came to Saint Ann’s in seventh grade. He is currently Senior Director of Public Partnerships at Relay Graduate School of Education. After graduating from Harvard College in 2005, Cliff taught science in New York City public schools and in 2010 founded Invictus Preparatory Charter School. He serves on the Board of First Generation Harvard Alumni and holds an M.A. from Pace University in Secondary Education and Teaching. Cliff has served on the Board since 2015.
Kit attended Saint Ann’s from preschool through twelfth grade. He is currently a Partner at TNTP, a non-profit dedicated to ending educational inequity and creating pathways for socio-economic mobility. Kit began his career teaching in New Orleans through Teach for America, and was Founding Principal of an elementary school in the California Bay Area. Kit earned an undergraduate degree in public policy from Princeton University and an M.A. in school leadership from Columbia University. Kit also serves on Manhattan Community Board 4, which represents Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Kit joined the board in 2022.
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