Dr. Jennifer Cao
Jennifer Cao joins NTLB with extensive experience as a classroom teacher in southern California. She is passionate about teaching in low socioeconomic areas with underrepresented youth. She has served on diverse committees from curriculum development to leadership committees. She earned her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Cal State University of Fullerton and is eager to share her knowledge and skills with fellow teachers. Jennifer likes to be outdoors, travel, and eat good food.
Jens Personius is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He graduated with honors earning his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. At Long Beach, Jens served as a First Amendment Scholar, researcher, and peer mentor. Following graduation, he spent six months studying, volunteering, and teaching throughout China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Jens is passionate about both education and law. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, researching, and volunteering as a mediator for the Superior Court of California in Orange County. Jens joined NTLB’s grant writing team in order to contribute to an educational climate that will equip current and future generations with respected and confident teachers who can guide them to success.
Phuong Le joins NTLB with a breadth of experience in management and accounting having worked in industries such as culinary, fashion and salon. He is a graduate of the Associate of Arts from St Petersberg college. He is now working toward his degree in marketing from University of Southern Florida. He has been involved in photography as well as cultural events.In addition he has been a part of founding the Apex Interest group and has arranged retreats as well as leadership workshops . As a member of NTLB, Phoung Le looks forward to spread awareness about the amazing resources this organization has to offer to teachers. .
Caroline Lopez De Lara is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine majoring in biological sciences with an intended minor in sociology. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I plan on enrolling in a doctoral program focusing on biomedical research and teaching. I have gained experience in writing, editing and proofreading through my studies, and I plan to use my passion for research alongside my writing skills to contribute to No Teachers Left Behind.
Marc Gulaya is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. As an intern grant writer with NTLB, Marc hopes to translate some of the writing and research skills he acquired as a Anthropology major at UCLA, as well as learn more about the grant writing process. Marc is heavily interested in and passionate about becoming part of the work done by nonprofits in various areas of the where it is needed. In his free time, Marc likes to volunteer in different ways with underprivileged members of the community, workout, and attend rock’ n’ roll shows.
Blake Miranda graduated with a B.S in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. As an undergraduate, he joined the laboratories of Dr. Jodi Quas and Dr. Michael Yassa, running neuropsychological assessments on sensitive populations like maltreated adolescents and adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. He has additionally worked for the university in a variety of academic and clinical roles, and has gained experience as a teaching assistant, a behavioral therapist, managing undergraduates, and coordinating clinical trials. He joins No Teachers Left Behind as a writing specialist, applying his clinical experience and passion for writing to assisting with manuscripts, grant proposals, and copy.
Liam Nguyen is currently an undergraduate student at California State University, Long Beach majoring in Computer Science. Liam is passionate about web development, and he wants to use his knowledge of computer science to promote NTLB mission to support teachers . He has been involved in many science clubs at CSULB, and he likes to volunteer to serve in the community.