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.
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.
Qianyi Sha comes from Beijing, China, is currently a junior at University California, Irvine, studying in major of Computer Science and Engineering. He has experiences in Graphic Design, programming in multiple languages, and can communicate in English and Chinese.
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.
Robyn Plaster is a recent graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in May of 2018. She has three years of experience in the field of editing and proofreading, and a background in publishing. She joined the NTLB team to help the community of teachers with her administrative publishing and proofreading skills.
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.
Edwin (Eddie) Malonzo joins NTLB with a breadth of experience in finance and accounting having worked in industries such as entertainment, professional services and government agencies. His background in financial reporting, systems implementations as well as treasury and budgeting will help maintain a level of integrity, transparency and fiscal responsibility as we look to grow and allocate our resources in the most effective manner. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a degree in accounting, A true family man, he enjoys his time with his beautiful wife and three kids while also taking time to volunteer at his parish. As a member of NTLB, Eddie looks forward to helping establish a solid and successful organizational foundation.