Our mission is to help Black & LatinX grad students position themselves for success during degree attainment and beyond.  


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



Elissa J. Frazier

CEO & Co-Founder

Doctoral candidate, 4 HE Institutions, Curriculum Designer, Evaluator & Researcher. 


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"

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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"

Lori West, PhD

Trainer & Program Development Strategist

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

"Network developer & resource amplifier"

Tameka Holcomb

Advisor to NAVCAP

& Program Development Strategist

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

"Social justice change agent"