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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. 


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Elissa Frazier

 Founder & CEO

Student Success Strategist,

& Grad School Sherpa


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Lori West, PhD

Trainer & Program Development Strategist

Assistant Professor, program designer, expert in leadership development & mentoring students, 20+ years in Higher-Ed

"Network developer & resource amplifier"

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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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Tameka Holcomb, MA

Advisor to NAVCAP

& Program Development Strategist

Nonprofit Founder, college advisor and mentor, 7+ years program design, First-Gen college graduate.

"Social justice change agent"

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