Aurora Pomales


Position: Program Associate

Aurora subscribes to the philosophy that everyone deserves access to high quality education regardless of their background. Having grown up in an underserved community herself, Aurora has seen firsthand the difference that access to a quality education can make, and how difficult that access is to attain. This knowledge grew into a passion which led Aurora to work as a mentor at Summer Search.

Aurora graduated from La Salle University with a B.A. in Art History and a double minor in Philosophy and English. During her time at La Salle, Aurora spent two years working at the La Salle University Art Museum, where she worked closely with school groups from several Philadelphia School District schools. It was during this time that she developed her passion for working with Philadelphia youth and learned the value of exposing young people to new and different opportunities. Because of this, Aurora went on to spend the next three years in the education field as a teacher in various roles before joining the Summer Search team.

During her free time, Aurora can be found reading or writing books, doing her nails or makeup, or binge watching her favorite animes.