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Community. Opportunity. Respect. High Expectations. Aim High’s leaders and educators embody our CORE values every day.

Aim High’s dedicated staff works everyday to advance their belief that every student has the right to a quality education. Collectively, we strive to create a welcoming community where all our middle school students feel seen and supported, and develop the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Get in touch with us today.

Alec L. Lee, Jr.

Alec L. Lee, Jr.
Executive Director

Michelle Capobres
Vice President of Strategy and Learning


Stacey Palevsky Lewis
Vice President of Development


Matt Reno
Vice President of People and Operations

Terrence Riley
Vice President of Programs

Benjie Achtenberg
Regional Program Manager – East Bay

Jackie Arreola
Program Associate

Alexis Bayley
Organizational Learning Specialist

Leticia Dorado
Regional Program Manager – South Bay

Maya Nieto
Director of Admissions and Student Opportunities

Jessica Suen
Alumni and Student Engagement Manager

Denny Tsang
Regional Program Manager – San Francisco

Precious Bradley
Senior Grants Manager

Marianne Evans
Director of Development

Mariah Napoles
Senior Manager, Community Relations and Engagement

Nate Higuera
Development Manager

Alix Joslyn
Writer, Grants and Donor Communications

Amira Samaha
Development Associate

Caroline Abasta
Director of Marketing and Communications

Jasmin Gamez
Communications Associate

Erica Ching
System Administrator/Developer

Russell Gong
Director of IT

Sally Mei
Office and Operations Manager