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Thea Karakalos-Kyriazopoulos

Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her/s Thea is a first-generation student born and raised...

David Nguyen

Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Pronouns: He/Him/His  David is a first-generation college graduate and a...

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Program Associate

Jocelyn Rodriguez (She/Her) Jocelyn is inspired by working with youth...

Destynee Oakley

Program Associate

Pronouns: She/Her Destynee has spent her career working with young...

Elizabeth Allen

Program Associate

Pronouns: She/her Liz is deeply passionate about empowering youth through...

Catherine Smith

Program Associate

Pronouns: She/Her Cat is a Brooklyn native who grew up...

Dominic Cathey

Regional Program Director

Pronouns: He/Him Dominic Cathey loves traveling around the world, meeting...

Thea Karakalos-Kyriazopoulos

Position: Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her/s

Thea is a first-generation student born and raised in Greece. She attended high school in Southern California, transferred from 2-year colleges to graduate from Seattle University, and recently completed her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Her passion for working with students began after becoming a teacher’s assistant in the afterschool program at Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in South Seattle. Following this experience, she served for 3 years as an Americorps member at College Access Now and College Possible in the college access and success space. After supporting students through education nonprofits and at higher education institutions, she is excited to begin building relationships with students at Summer Search! In her free time, you can find her at shows, going to the movies (she has a monthly pass!), or travelling to see her friends and family.

David Nguyen

Position: Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

David is a first-generation college graduate and a Summer Search Seattle Alumni. He went to Western Washington University and graduated with a B.S in Psychology in 2020. David has a strong passion for working with and helping youth of color and youth from lower-income families. His passion stems from personal experience and the understanding of the importance of having a solid support system. His previous work includes mentoring young adults, and supervising mentors for youth mentoring and development.  

 

When not working, he is typically either cooking, playing music, drawing, playing mystery games, or having a cup of coffee with his loved ones. 

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Position: Program Associate

Jocelyn Rodriguez (She/Her)

Jocelyn is inspired by working with youth and has dedicated her life in doing so. She believes that youth should have access to programs and opportunities that deepen their passions and desires for their future. Jocelyn was raised in Wilmington, Delaware and attended Wilmington University where she received a B.S. in Behavioral Science. After college, Jocelyn spent a year working in Delaware and connecting students to work-based learning opportunities before deciding to move to Colorado to begin her teaching career.

Jocelyn has spent the last five years working in various experiential and non-traditional educational capacities in both the United States and abroad. Working in alternative education at a school in Colorado, teaching English in Spain, and leading cultural immersion trips in Costa Rica for teens from around the world. Working in these capacities have contributed to Jocelyn’s passion in working with young people.

Jocelyn likes to spend her free time training youth in basketball, traveling, writing, and spending time with family. Jocelyn is excited to connect with youth throughout Philadelphia and support their plans and next steps once they graduate high school.

Destynee Oakley

Position: Program Associate

Pronouns: She/Her

Destynee has spent her career working with young people in both classroom and community settings throughout Buffalo, NY, West Palm Beach, FL, and NYC. She enjoys creating the space for young people to share their interest, motivations, fears and the things that bring them joy. Destynee aims to continue assisting young people as they navigate through their questions and feelings with the use of creative outlets, conversation, and personal research.

Destynee received her MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University in London and her BA in child Psychology from Buffalo state. She recently worked as a Sexuality educator providing middle and high school students with comprehensive sex education.

During her spare time, Destynee writes stories, makes music with her band and spends time reading and watching tv. She loves to travel and is always planning her next location to visit.

Elizabeth Allen

Position: Program Associate
Email: eallen@summersearch.org

Pronouns: She/her

Liz is deeply passionate about empowering youth through introspection of their identity, goals, and interests. She believes that every young person deserves a mentor to lean on, trust, and laugh with to get through these sometimes challenging, but important years.

Liz is a Philly native and new to NYC! She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Urban Studies and Sociology. In school she focused on youth and education in cities. Her passion for empowering youth grew from her work at an education non profit that encouraged students to graduate with a dedicated post-secondary plan. There, her passion grew for working with students and helping them along the way. She is excited to continue working with students as a mentor!

In her free time, she loves cooking and baking for her friends, exploring new parks, and biking through the city. She cares for her cat, Lady and her many many plants in Brooklyn!

Catherine Smith

Position: Program Associate
Email: csmith@summersearch.org

Pronouns: She/Her

Cat is a Brooklyn native who grew up in an artistic family. She grew a passion for connecting with others through novel storytelling and pursued her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Purchase College in journalism as a first-generation student. While studying journalism, she found an interest in psychology with a concentration on personal and social relationships and how relationships affect personal development. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, she switched careers, with the support of her EOP counselor and loved ones, to education. She joined Americorps and worked at universities in Connecticut and New York where she realized she loved mentoring high school and college students to bring awareness to various resources and opportunities that aid in building personal success and ending societal disparities. Her top priority within this work is to make sure students understand that they have a right to gaining education and that they have the potential to pursue whatever makes their heart soar.

When Cat is not working, you will find her at karaoke, belting some Ariana Grande and Whitney Houston or watching a supernatural show or anime. If she’s not singing or watching shows, she’s playing video games like Bomberman, Tekken, Fall Guys, Fortnite and the Sims.

Dominic Cathey

Position: Regional Program Director
Email: dcathey@summersearch.org

Pronouns: He/Him

Dominic Cathey loves traveling around the world, meeting new people whenever possible, and enjoys attending the arts, tasting chocolate desserts, listening to music, going to brunches, swimming and gathering with friends and family.  He is also a first-generation college student, the oldest of 5 younger brothers, a former collegiate athlete, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a recently married gay Black man.

Dominic earned his M.S.W. and Social Enterprise Administration degree from Columbia University, as well as a B.A. in African American Studies where he concentrated on social policy, at-risk community development and the African Diaspora in relation to power, privilege and oppressive ideology from the University of California, Berkeley.

As a leader, Dominic is focused on developing social emotional learning cultures and innovative programs rooted in equity, antiracist ideology and young people’s voice. He’s deeply passionate about cultivating safe environments for marginalized humans to push past systematic barriers and reimagine life’s possibilities and their full potential.

 

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