Who We Are

College Prep Scholars

Scholars attend over 40 public, private, and charter high schools in the St. Louis region. Take a look at each of our talented cohorts below!

Cohort 1          Cohort 2          Cohort 3

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Leadership Team

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.

Assistant Director, College Prep Program

As the founding Assistant Director, Courtney oversees the program’s schedule, supervises the graduate fellows and program assistants, and works alongside the director to provide opportunities that engage the scholars intellectually, socially, and that aids them as ever-developing learners. Previously, Courtney served as a Residential College Director at WashU, was the Assistant Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services at the University of St. Thomas, was a Hall Director at Iowa State University, and worked as an Assistant Residence Director at Syracuse University.  Courtney earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Hope College and a Master of Science degree in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University.

Administrative Coordinator, College Prep Program

Emily has worked with the College Prep Program since its founding and manages the admission process as well as communicates with current and prospective students, families, and schools. Previously, she worked in the Division of Student Affairs at WashU and taught in St. Louis Public Schools. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and is currently a Master’s of Social Work student at Washington University with a concentration in Urban Education.

Graduate Fellows

Rhema Anazonwu

Trevy Augustin

Alana Flowers

Akua Forkuo-Sekyere

Maggie Heyduk

Jordan Peters

Hannah Sherrard

Sierra Watson

Austin Wesevich

List 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.

If interested in becoming a Graduate Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year and Summer Academy, check out more info and application instructions here

  • 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.

Program Assistant recruitment will resume January 2018.  Applications for Summer Academy 2017 are no longer being accepted. 


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Support for the 2016 College Prep Program provided by AT&T.