Sheila Chen Lawrence is a Partner at Ballentine Partners, LLC, a client-centric investment and wealth management firm dedicated to integrity and independence. Sheila provides customized financial advice to her clients including estate planning, wealth transfer and investment management with a particular focus on philanthropy, financial education and coaching for the rising generation.
Sheila has volunteered as a mentor for SCS Noonan Scholars since 2017, and spearheaded bringing eight of her Ballentine colleagues on as mentors. She also volunteers as the coordinator of the METCO Family and Friends program at her children’s elementary school. Sheila has a strong passion for environmental sustainability, and serves on the board of Lexington Community Farm Coalition.
Sheila holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Kadeajah joined SCS Noonan Scholars as the Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator. Prior to joining, Kadeajah worked at Boston University for three years. During her time at BU, Kadeajah was employed through the College Advising Corps program as a College Adviser working with high school students at Boston Green Academy in Brighton, MA.
As a College Adviser, Kadeajah assisted students with the college admissions process and alternative postsecondary pathways. After College Advising Corps, Kadeajah transitioned to the Combined Enrollment Services department at Boston University as an Enrollment Service Advisor where she was trained to utilize the policies and procedures of three departments: Admissions, Financial Assistance, and the Registrar’s Office.
Kadeajah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development from Boston College.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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!