Roland Davis

Roland joined SCS Noonan Scholars as Chief Program Officer for High School and College Programs in July of 2019. Prior to becoming a part of the SCS Noonan team, Roland was a high school and college administrator, and served as a dean at Dartmouth, Bates, and Harvard.

With a focus on diversity, inclusion and building community, Roland has worked with numerous students who are from low-income backgrounds or the first in their family to go to college, and mentored them through the completion of their college degree and beyond.

Roland holds a B.A. in history and sociology from Bates College, and M.S.W. from Boston College, and Ph.D. in education from the University of New Hampshire.

Angie Estevez Prada

Angie joins SCS Noonan as the College Access Manager based in Boston, MA. Originally from Colombia, Angie grew up in small town North Carolina where she was heavily involved in peer mentoring and graduation initiatives from a young age.

Before joining Noonan, Angie worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College where she was a member of the Access Team. During her time there, she oversaw the Dartmouth Bound visitation program, where she developed and coordinated programming to demystify the college admissions process for underrepresented high school students.

Angie is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations where she minored in Law & Society, Latina/o Studies, and Inequality Studies. A Hufflepuff to the core, Angie is excited to join the team to help ensure Scholars have every opportunity to thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

Trevor Tierney

Trevor joined SCS Noonan Scholars in July of 2019. He spent the previous four years working in Cambridge MA with The Possible Project where he designed curriculum and guided students through an experiential program centered around entrepreneurship and youth development. In addition to his student-facing role, Trevor managed the day-to-day logistics of the Cambridge site and contributed to the creation of company-wide systems leading to an interest in operations.

Trevor was born and raised in North Yarmouth, Maine and developed a passion for business early on in high school. His father owned and operated a small business and he worked for several small businesses as a teenager, giving him a window into the inner workings of each operation. He went to Babson College and majored in Finance and Economics, but soon realized these industries weren’t going to provide the fulfillment in his work that he was looking for. A study abroad trip to Ghana his senior year at Babson helped guide him towards education and the nonprofit sector.

Trevor loves to be outdoors whether it’s hiking a mountain, playing spikeball at the beach or pickup basketball in the park. He loves to cook, go to concerts and play board games. But most of all, Trevor loves his Boston Celtics, New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

Jordan Fessehaie

Jordan joins SCS Noonan Scholars as the College Success Manager. She is excited to work with students and empower them throughout their college experience.

Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University. While at BU, Jordan held multiple leadership roles including Student Government President, Resident Advisor, and Student Advisor for the Office of Orientation. Jordan is a first-generation college graduate who was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alison Young

Alison Young joined SCS Noonan Scholars as Stewardship Manager in May 2019. Alison passionately believes that the strength of community can transform lives and that is why she has dedicated her life to cultivating networks of support for mission-based nonprofits. Before joining SCS Noonan Scholars, Alison spent eight years managing community-based programming for arts, cultural and environmental nonprofits in Baltimore, MD. There she worked for Blue Water Baltimore, to mobilize a base of 4,500 volunteers with an aim to improve local water quality by fixing city infrastructure through storm-water management projects and legislative advocacy. She also volunteered as an engagement director for a Maryland State Delegate, whose grassroots campaign succeeded in winning a 2018 Maryland State Senate seat. 

Prior to that, Alison worked as a museum educator for the Walters Art Museum simultaneously managing the youth programming for an arts organization, Baltimore Clayworks for five years. Alison earned a BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduation, she exhibited pottery throughout the US, France and Italy, including in the permanent collection of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Florence, Italy.

Kahzah Mims

Kahzah Mims joined SCS Noonan Scholars as a Career Coach in May 2019. He has spent the past 10 years in student career development having previously worked as Director of Career Services for ITT Technical Institute and most recently as Career Development and Employer Relations Manager for Pepperdine University. Kahzah has a passion for helping students reach their full potential and providing them with the necessary knowledge to achieve career success. 

Kahzah is a first-generation college graduate who was born and raised in South Los Angeles. He not only brings a wealth of career advising experience, but he also can directly relate to the challenges that many underrepresented youth may encounter in their pursuit of higher education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Miami. 

Some of Kahzah’s personal interests include basketball, football, exercise, music, and experiencing new foods. He also makes time to volunteer in community service programs through his fraternity as well as provide leadership to local recreational youth sports programs

Drew Steele

Drew joined the SCS Noonan team in May 2019 as the Data Systems Manager. His primary responsibilities include maintaining the integrity of our multiple data systems, helping improve the methods in which data is organized, collected, and analyzed, and Salesforce administration.

Before joining SCS Noonan, Drew was a junior Salesforce administrator and data steward in Dallas for Belo Business Intel and a research consultant in Chicago for the American Bar Association. He has his B.A. in history and political science from Seton Hall University and his M.A. in political philosophy from Loyola University Chicago.

Drew is a proud New Jerseyan and it’s called Taylor ham, not pork roll.

Michael Carmen

Michael is the lead portfolio manager of our dedicated private equity funds, which have closed on US$2.4 billion since 2014 to invest in late-stage growth investments. He also manages institutional portfolios in the Multi-Cap Growth styles, drawing on research provided by Wellington’s regional and global industry analysts and other global research resources within the firm. He has spent a large part of his career investing in diversified portfolios in the small- and mid-cap equity markets, and he authors papers on topics concerning investment trends in late-stage growth and small-cap equity portfolios. He is a member of the firm’s Incentive Compensation Committee and previously served as the first male Advisory Board member of the Wellington Women’s Network.

Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1999, Michael was an equity portfolio manager at Kobrick Funds (1997 – 1999), State Street Research and Management (1992 – 1996, 1997), and Montgomery Asset Management (1996). He began his career in the investment industry as a technology analyst with Sanford Bernstein (1988 – 1990) and later with Cigna Investments (1991 – 1992).

He received his MBA from New York University (Stern, 1991) and his BS in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany (1984). Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Lucia Gonzalez

Lucia joined SCS Noonan in February 2019 as Career Development Associate VISTA. She is a first-generation college graduate and SoCal native. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach in Family Consumer Science. She is excited to be a part of and contribute to the success of SCS Noonan Scholars!

Johanna Smith

Johanna joined SCS Noonan Scholars in February 2019 as a Career Coach.  Johanna has worked in higher education since 2005 advising and coaching students on career related concerns work that she thoroughly enjoys.  Johanna understands how career identity is core to one’s overall identity and endeavors to help others find satisfying work.  She enjoys getting to know students and learning from them as well.  Her time in higher education spans three distinct institutions including the University of Detroit Mercy, Virginia Tech, and The University of Chicago.  Prior to her time in higher education, Johanna worked in the automotive industry as a mechanical engineer and supervisor.  Johanna holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and M.A. in Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy.  Johanna is a native of Gary, Indiana and has lived in seven different cities.

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