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program, graduated from the University of California Berkeley, became a Teach for America public school teacher, and has now committed her long-term career to helping students, just like her, maximize their potential. As you read on, you’ll see the innate ability our students, like Marlene, have to create lasting and visible change when given the opportunity. Thank you for helping to grow and develop the natural talent within our students. Your commitment makes a difference to our College Track scholars each and every day. With gratitude, FUN FACT ABOUT ELISSA Q: Where did you grow up and how did it shape your education? A: I grew up east of Los Angeles, where I was the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college. I was fortunate to move out of a lowperforming district in middle school, which gave me access to teachers who maintained high academic rigor and expectations. I have always been aware this move completely changed my educational trajectory. Elissa Salas Chief Executive Officer collegetrack.org Page 3