Hardy Farrow

Hardy Farrow is currently the Executive Director of Let’s Innovate through Education (LITE Memphis). Hardy was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Education in 2017 and recognized as a Global Semifinalist for the Forbes Change the World Competition in fall 2016 as one of the top 20 changemakers in the world. Hardy was the recipient of the National Innovation in Teaching award as a first year Teach for America teacher and was selected as a regional finalist for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award via Teach for America in his second year. Hardy is a proud graduate of the George Washington University where he majored in political science.

Email Hardy at hardyfarrow@litememphis.com.

Pamela Urquieta

Pamela Urquieta is currently the Vice President of Programs at Let’s Innovate through Education (LITE Memphis). Pamela was Vice-President of Urquieta SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, Co-Director of Hispanic College Institute, and an entrepreneurial instructor with RVA Works in Richmond, VA. Pamela is a proud graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she majored in Business Administration. 

Email Pamela at pamelaurquieta@litememphis.com

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Sophia fils-aime

Sophia is currently a Program Assistant 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 sophiafilsaime@litememphis.com

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ADRIAN SMITH

Adrian Smith is currently a Program Assistant 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 adriansmith@litememphis.com.