Robert Polanco joined the SCS Noonan Scholars team as the College Access Manager on April, 2018. An L.A. native, he is a graduate of SCS Noonan’s, formerly SCS, first cohort and attended Dartmouth College where he received his degree in Sociology. Prior to joining SCS Noonan Robert served as the Associate Director of College Success at the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC. Over a period of 5 years he built capacity and standardized procedures for the college application process and undergraduate success programs for the organization. Several of the first generation students he served gained admission into selective universities such as Duke, Georgetown, Williams, Wesleyan, U Penn and flagship state programs.