Our mission is to help Black & Brown graduate students prepare for the career they envision & the

quality of life they seek. 


We achieve this by increasing access to career coaching, mentorship, & strategic resources, by creating empowering learning communities, and by promoting personal and professional well-being. 

Meet the TEAM


Elissa Frazier

CEO & Co-Founder

Graduate doctoral student, 4 HE Institutions, 14+ Years K20 Education,  Culturally Responsive Evaluator


Nadiyah Johnson


4+ yrs Technology product management, 3+ yrs program design, 3+ yrs in Start up operations, CEO of Jet Constellations

"Agile innovator & builder of systems"

Tameka Holcomb

Advisor to NAVCAP

& Program Development Strategist

Nonprofit Founder, college advisor and mentor, 20+years K20 Education, 5+ years program design, First-Gen college graduate

"Social justice change agent"

Marlene C.DeFrates, EdD



STEM Education Specialist, 10+ years K20 Teaching & Leadership, First-Gen Latina college graduate


"Dreamer of possibilities"

Eleanor Titml

Learning, Research, & Capacity Building Strategist

PhD Student, 3+ years research & equity-centered evaluation, 3+yrs program design, Identifies as an Indigenous Pacific Islander, Palauan woman

"Academic Nomad"