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Our mission is to help historically underrepresented graduate students confidently complete their degree, and have the career growth they seek.  


We achieve this through coaching & professional development, digital resources, creating mentorship networks, and by promoting grad student well-being. 



Elissa J. Frazier

CEO & Founder

Student Success Strategist, Grad School Sherpa, & Prac-Academic



Nadiyah Johnson


Social Impact Entrepreneur, PhD Student, 6+ yrs Technology product management, 5+ yrs program design, 4+ yrs in Start up operations, CEO of Jet Constellations.

"Agile innovator & builder of systems"

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Marlene DeFrates, EdD

Community Facilitator 

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

"Dreamer of possibilities"

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Lori West, PhD

Trainer & Program Development Strategist

Higher Education Leadership Development & Training, 20+ years, college advisor & mentor.

"Network developer & resource amplifier"

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Tameka Holcomb, MA

Advisor to NAVCAP

& Program Development Strategist

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

"Social justice change agent"

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