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Andres Olarte

College Preparatory Program '11 | University of Hartford '15 | Financial Analyst, FLDP, AETNA

“NJ SEEDS is like a family. It is a place where kids and young adults make their dreams a reality. It opens doors to a…

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Bobbie Frankfort, Ph.D.

NJ SEEDS Board of Trustees, 2002 – Present | Chair of the NJ SEEDS Board of Trustees 2006 - 2011

Bobbie and Lew Frankfort have been dedicated supporters of New Jersey SEEDS since 1999. “Both Lew and I believe in New Jersey SEEDS as strongly…

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Michael Gary

Head of School, Friends Select School (Philadelphia)

“New Jersey SEEDS scholars bring diversity, humility, kindness, appreciation and intelligence to the independent school communities they join.” Michael Gary first learned about New Jersey…

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Neha Pathak, M.D.

Scholars Program ’94 | The Pingry School ’98 | Harvard University ’02 | Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College ’06 | VA Quality Scholar Fellow, Atlanta VA Medical Center ’17 | Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine | Medical Editor, WebMD

“Any time that I reflect back on my current place in life and my goals for the future, I inevitably find myself coming back to…

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Maasha Kah

Scholars Program ’03 | Oldfields School ’07 | Barnard College ’11 | M.S., University of Pennsylvania ‘13 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Google

“As a child, I always felt like an outsider. I was a curious kid, but I was never curious about the same things that preoccupied…

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Veronica Leitao

College Scholars Program ’17 | Union College '21

“New Jersey SEEDS is a door you can open if you work hard enough and show dedication. SEEDS has become my second family. I trust…

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Ashley Martinez | Rotational Development Program, ITS BP, Information Technology & Solutions | Sanofi US

Sanofi has been a generous partner of New Jersey SEEDS since 2000. Over that time, Sanofi has contributed $85,000 to support the organization and its…

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Andaiye Taylor

Scholars Program '97 | Newark Academy '01 | University of Pennsylvania '05 | M.S., Columbia University '12 | Founder and Editor, and Director of Content Marketing, First Data Corporation

“New Jersey SEEDS provided me with options for my education. The Scholars Program broadened the possibilities for my four years in high school and, ultimately,…

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Amy Ziebarth

Head of School, Far Brook School | Former NJ SEEDS Executive Director, 1998-2010

“I am proud of the kids that I’ve worked with at New Jersey SEEDS. Their dedication and perseverance is incredible. They work extremely hard to…

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Shareef Jackson

Scholars Program ‘94
 | Dwight-Englewood School ‘98 | Brown University ‘02 | MEM, Case Western Reserve University ‘03 | Founder, Math and Physics Tutor, Math Looks Good

“Kids everywhere deserve a great education. Why should they be limited based on where they grow up?” Shareef Jackson was part of the very first…

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