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Lily Smith

Career & Internship Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers Lily joined the Summer Search staff in August 2023 with an interest in social and educational systems. She believes in the importance of a strong educational foundation in transforming the trajectory of one’s life. In the past, she has completed research on the black-white achievement gap in high school students and facilitated discussions […]

Daris Mendez

Program Associate

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Daris is passionate about helping youth recognize their strengths and reach their full potential. Since earning her master’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in children and adolescents from Montclair State University, Daris has used this theoretical foundation to provide youth with the support and resources they need to thrive.   Daris […]

Catherine Feldman

Jenny Tu

Martin Kremenstein

Lakesha Knatt

Lakesha Knatt

Seattle Executive Director

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers. Lakesha Knatt, Executive Director of Summer Search Seattle, is a native of the Seattle area and lives with her family in South King County.  Prior to joining the Summer Search community, Lakesha served as the Regional Director at the College Success Foundation Seattle/King County, where she supported college and […]