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Meet our 2018 Graduates

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Salem

Peabody

Peabody Cont.

Brandon Oyarvide
Cearra Amaro
Claudia Pueyo
Elian Matías
Ines Ramírez
Junior Toribio Martínez
Kathleen daSilva
Natalia Mari
Tenlong Hwong
Alyssa Annese
Amanda Dias
Ana Souza Anffe
Anna Rozopoulos
Anxhelo Ripa
Brendan Long
Chinma Nnadozie-Okananwa
Chrisly Biqiku
Cody Burke
David Nguyenhoang
David Thomas
Elisa Kola
Faustina Ejiofor
Heavenly Porcher
Ivanna Santiago
Izabela Camara
Jaliya Lopez
Kristen Crowe
Lizbeth Domínguez
Miguelina Santiago
Samoanna Pang
Sarah Abdulghani
Vitoria Pereira


COLLEGE GRADUATES


Andrison Pérez-Brea

Salem State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

Andrison has been coming to LEAP for Education since 7th grade, always making his presence known in the Teen Center and later in the College Success Program which he joined in his junior year of high school. Throughout college, Andrison remained an active member of the LEAP for Education community. He currently works as a tutor in the Teen Center and is an Assistant Instructor in Brothers for Success (a mentoring program for low income males of color). Andrison is the first in his family to graduate from college. He hopes to one day start his own clothing line.





Cristal Pimentel

North Shore Community College
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Cristal started attending the College Success Program her junior year of high school. She was awarded the Black Heart Scholarship, which helped her cover the majority of the cost to attend North Shore Community College. Cristal is applying to several 4 year colleges to attain her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. She has been accepted into a few, but has yet to decide where she will attend. She is the first in her family to attend and graduate from college.





Eliza  Núñez-Román

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene ❘ MCPHS University
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Minor in Health Psychology

Eliza came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 2006 as an eight grader, and started attending LEAP for Education soon after. To date, LEAP has helped over 10 different members of Eliza’s family, from her younger brother, to cousins, aunts and in-laws, reinforcing the transformative and cascading impact LEAP has on families. Eliza was able to achieve her goal of graduating from MCPHS University with the help of the Stephen Philips Memorial Scholarship, which provided her with the necessary funds to make her dream career possible. Eliza is currently working as a dental hygienist to support herself and her young daughter, but she plans to go back to school in a year to obtain her master’s degree to work as a hygiene practitioner.





Jeneba Koroma

Salem State University
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Minor in Human Biology

Jeneba is a Christian Herter scholar, who has been with LEAP for Education since her junior year of high school. Throughout the years, Jeneba has found the College Success Program to be a source of support and aid, especially while navigating the transition from high school to college, as a first generation student. Jeneba worked tirelessly to complete her degree in just three years. She was able to do so by working and studying throughout the summers and by taking classes at both SSU and North Shore Community College. She is incredibly fierce and passionate, and is very excited to be starting her career.




Julianny Vittini

Salem State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources

Julianny has been with LEAP since her middle school days as a newcomer to the United States. She stumbled into then Salem CyberSpace and made it her place of comfort, learning and support. Julianny is a first generation college student who has an insatiable love for learning and this craving motivates her in all that she does. Julianny is determined, bright and kind. Her hope is to go on to be an accountant for New England sports teams.



Kayla Benoit

Assumption College
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Human Services

Kayla has been a part of the College Success Program since her junior year of high school. LEAP staff provided her guidance in identifying her strengths and interests and in navigating the complex college process. She is currently serving as an aide in an elementary classroom. Kayla has also worked as a teaching assistant in LEAP’s summer programs affirming her interest in working with youth. The hands-on experience has been a confirmation of her passions and pursuits. Kayla is a gracious individual who has a warm spirit; these particular gifts impact any person she interacts with.




Sabrina Silveira

North Shore Community College
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Sabrina is currently enrolled at Salem State University as a Social Work major. She has been a part of the College Success Program since her junior year of high school and is the first from the Peabody cohorts to graduate! Sabrina is friendly and welcoming, and has a gift for learning and listening to other people’s stories. She wishes to become a sex therapist upon her Salem State graduation and will most likely go on to complete her master’s in a similar field.




Yailin Victoria

Salem State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Yailin joined the College Success Program her junior year of high school. Throughout college she maintained a steady job and is currently working at TD Bank as a teller. Yailin followed in the footsteps of her older sister, an alumna of the College Success Program, in being the first generation in their family to graduate from college. She hopes to travel, find a job in her field of interest, and return to school in a couple of years to complete an MBA.




Yanna Noboa

Salem State University
Bachelor in Social Work

Yanna has been with the program since it was Salem CyberSpace. She spends her time either helping people gain access to housing at her internship, or with her family and friends. Yanna started her internship as an Administrative Assistant and was recognized for her possitive approach in her encounters with the people who walked through the door. As a result, she was promoted to a Workers/Care and Community Health Coordinator position. While she hopes to go on to pursue her master’s degree in the future, she is looking forward to further experiences in the field.