Taylor is a native of South Seattle and graduate of Seattle University. Because of a passion for higher education and supporting underrepresented students, Taylor served two years of AmeriCorps through the Urban Leaders in Training Program in Tacoma. In addition to directing the Act Six Program, Taylor facilitates training on cultural competency, preparing for the transition from High School to College, and advocated for diversity in education spaces.
Growing up in a military family, Jerry-Lee lived in many places but was raised in Washington where he graduated from Graham-Kapowsin High School. A recent graduate from Pacific Lutheran University, Jerry-Lee received his B.A. in Sociology while also minoring in Chinese Studies. His journey to be with Act Six began when he discovered his passion for leadership, higher education, and helping youth.
Marcia is a Wisconsin native with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Communications. She most recently came from Anchorage, Alaska where she served an AmeriCorps term working with First Generation and Low-Income High school students. She has come to Seattle-Tacoma to earn her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University and continue her work, increasing access to higher education.
Magdalena is a recent graduate from Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelors degree in Economics and Global Studies. While in college, Magdalena served as our Administrative Intern, and now she is back with us as our First Year Program Assistant through AmeriCorps. Magdalena is excited to help provide support to Act Six and Ready to Rise Tacoma-Seattle’s recruitment, selection and training of new program Scholars this year.
Lori is a Tacoma native and graduate of Lincoln High School. She brings with her 8 years of experience in non-profit organizational leadership, higher education and social policy. Lori has a passion for connecting people and creating access to resources for student success. Lori is a first generation student, Achievers alumni and loves her city, which makes her uniquely suited for this work.