Support for the 2016 College Prep Program provided by AT&T.
Director, College Prep Program
Leah is the founding director of the Washington University College Prep Program and is responsible for the program’s overall design and delivery. Leah is also the Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement and St. Louis College Readiness Initiatives and has held various programmatic positions during her time at the University. Additionally, she is a founding board member and former board president of College Bound St. Louis, a local college access and persistence program.
Courtney E. Brewster
Associate Director, College Prep Program
As the founding Associate Director, Courtney oversees the program’s schedule, supervises the graduate fellows and program assistants, and manages Summer Academy, the residential component of the program.
Prior to working in the College Prep Program, Courtney was the program coordinator for Student Success Programs in Cornerstone: The Learning Center and a residential college director in the Office of Residential Life at Washington University in St. Louis, an assistant director in the office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services at the University of St. Thomas, a hall director at Iowa State University, and an assistant residence director at Syracuse University.
Courtney E. Brewster received a Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Music Education-Instrumental Music from Hope College.
Administrative Coordinator, College Prep Program
Alana has recently joined the St. Louis College Readiness Initiatives team as the Administrative Coordinator for both the College Prep Program and the College Advising Corps after serving as a Graduate Fellow for two years. She currently manages the admissions process as well as communicates with current and prospective students, families, and schools. Alana recently received her Masters of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in May of 2017. She has several years of experience in college access as a former College Adviser with the Missouri College Advising Corps and was a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions at the Brown School of Social Work.
Juan Manuel Ramirez-Velazquez
Bios of current & alumni graduate fellows and undergraduate program assistants.
Washington University Student Employment Opportunities
- Graduate Fellows play a vital role in developing and enriching the overall College Prep community and are responsible for carrying out a variety of academic, social, and enrichment programming in addition to the supervision of cohorts. There are opportunities for program planning and student outreach during the academic year as well.
Applications for Summer Academy 2018 are no longer being accepted.
- Undergraduate Program Assistants create opportunities for scholars to learn about themselves and are responsible for facilitating the general safety and wellbeing of the College Prep community by attending classes, sessions, meals, and off-campus events with students. Program Assistants also develop a variety of leadership, communication, and program development skills throughout the Summer Academy. Read more about the position here.
Apply here! Program Assistant recruitment will end February 5, 2018.