PAMELA URQUIETA

PAMELA URQUIETA

Pamela is currently the Interim Executive Director at LITE. Pamela was Vice-President of Urquieta SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, Co-Director of Hispanic College Institute, and Entrepreneurial Facilitator for RVA Works in Richmond, VA before moving to Memphis in 2016. Pamela is a proud graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she majored in Business Administration. 

Email Pamela at pamela@litememphis.com


SAM HASTY

SAM HASTY

Sam is currently the Director of Finance at LITE. Sam has spent 5 years teaching full-time at the secondary and post secondary levels.  Most recently Sam completed a year in Poland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he taught and conducted research on entrepreneurship development and financing to new ventures in rural areas. He hopes to bring lessons learned to LITE, and the greater Memphis community. Sam is a proud graduate of Rutgers University, where he was a letter winner on the baseball team and earned dual degrees in Political Science and Economics. 

Email Sam at sam@litememphis.com


SOPHIA FILS-AIME

SOPHIA FILS-AIME

Sophia is currently the Program Director at LITE. Sophia moved to Memphis in 2014 as a Teacher for America corps member and has spent the last 3 years teaching in Shelby County and charter schools. Sophia is very excited to be a part of LITE in helping students develop what they are passionate about.  She is also a proud graduate of Seton Hall University, where she majored in International Relations and was a member of the cross country team.

Email Sophia at sophia@litememphis.com


ADRIAN SMITH

ADRIAN SMITH

Adrian is currently a Program Associate at LITE. Originally an Illinois native, Adrian relocated to Memphis to teach and serve as a 2015 Teach for America corps member and has spent the last 2 and a half years serving as a teacher leader in a public charter school. As a LITE team member Adrian enjoys building relationships with students and families and helping students leverage their talents and interests to develop unique ideas and solutions  Adrian is also a proud graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he majored in English with a concentration in postmodern American literature.

Email Adrian at adrian@litememphis.com.


ALEXANDRA THOMPSON

ALEXANDRA THOMPSON

Alexandra is currently the Outreach Coordinator. She is an entrepreneur with the goal of making the live entertainment industry eco-conscious through environmental sustainability initiatives. Alexandra is eager to recruit more students to the LITE program and build entrepreneurial talent here in Memphis. She is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Business Management, specifically the Entrepreneurship Track.

Email Alexandra at alexandra@litememphis.com.


CINTHYA BOLANOS

CINTHYA BOLANOS

Cinthya is currently an Intern at LITE. Cinthya is a native Memphian, and rising senior at Rhodes College, where she is majoring in Education and Latin American Studies. She participated in the finalist program in 2015 and is currently an Innovation Fellow at LITE. Cinthya is passionate about developing equitable and liberating educational experiences for students of color, and will be teaching in Memphis next fall as part of Teach for America.

Email Cinthya at cinthya@litememphis.com.


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