Meet the Scholar Coaches

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Each year, the Schuler Scholar Program recruits highly motivated, academically strong college graduates to work as AmeriCorps Scholar Coaches (SCs). These SCs come from a variety of backgrounds and offer diverse skill sets. In this ever-evolving and challenging position, SCs deliver enrichment programs and mentor Schuler Scholars. For some, the SC experience lays a solid foundation for next career steps, while for others it serves as a bridge before going on to graduate school. In either case, SCs become an integral part of the organization and of Scholars’ lives. When SCs complete their AmeriCorps service, they usually stay connected to Schuler and continue to be resources for Scholars and for one another. Check out what SC alumni are doing now.

Erin Monahan

Erin Monahan2008—2009

Education

  • Undergraduate - University of Southern Indiana
  • Graduate - IUPUI, Museum Theatre Graduate

Service Site

  • Waukegan High School
Altagracia Montilla

Altagracia Montilla 2012—2014

Education

  • Undergraduate - Skidmore College

Service Site

  • Round Lake High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

Altagracia is now the Director of Education and and Social Programming at the Beyond Sports Foundation.

Stephanie Morales-Lopez

Stephanie Morales-Lopez2015—2017

Education

  • Undergraduate - Bucknell University

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Sociology and Spanish

Ivette Munoz

Ivette Munoz2016—2018

Education

  • Undergraduate - Scripps College

Service Site

  • Maine East High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Psychology, Minor Sociology

John Murphree

John Murphree2015—2016

Education

  • Undergraduate - Kenyon College

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Mathematics (Scientific Computing Concentration), Minor: Russian Language

Julia Neaves

Julia Neaves 2013—2014

Education

  • Undergraduate - Pomona College

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

Julia is pursuing a graduate degree in community developement at Illinois State University.

Natalia Nevarez

Natalia Nevarez2017—2019

Education

  • Undergraduate - Lafayette College

Service Site

  • Mundelein High School
Minnie Nguyen

Minnie Nguyen2011—2013

Education

  • Undergraduate - Skidmore College

Service Site

  • Waukegan High School

Current Position

Minnie is a High School Coordinator at MetroSQUASH in Chicago, IL.

Rachel C.  Nimmons

Rachel C. Nimmons2009—2010

Education

  • Undergraduate - Brandeis University

Service Site

  • Waukegan High School
Ross Noecker

Ross Noecker2011—2013

Education

  • Undergraduate - Grinnell College

Service Site

  • Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
  • Waukegan High School

Current Position

Ross currently works as a paralegal, and he is working on the Immigrant Children's Protection Project at the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center. 

Sasha Nollman

Sasha Nollman2009—2010

Education

  • Undergraduate - Colorado College
  • Graduate - University of Washington, MSW/MPA student (expected '15)

Service Site

  • Warren Township High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

Sasha spent two years as a Case Manager at the Compass Housing Alliance in Seattle (transitional housing for vets).

Sasha is jazz vocalist with the band Good Co. http://goodcomusic.com/.

Career Interests

Philanthropy management, specializing in higher ed or public/private partnerships

Kate O'brien

Kate O'brien2014—2015

Education

  • Undergraduate - Haverford College

Service Site

  • CICS Ralph Ellison

Past Positions, Other Notes

Major: English., Minor: French

Najma  Osman

Najma Osman2012—2014

Education

  • Undergraduate - Grinnell College

Service Site

  • CICS Ralph Ellison
  • Waukegan High School
Elizabeth  Paredes

Elizabeth Paredes 2011—2013

Education

  • Undergraduate - DePaul University

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School