Our Staff - Students for Education Reform


Alexis Morin

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Raquel Antolin

CA Associate Organizer

Jessica Bahena

MA Organizing Director

Desiree Martinez

CA Associate Organizing Director

Meg Miner

Digital Communication Coordinator

Lilly Wu

Associate Director of Development

Marielys Divanne

National Director of Organizing

Jon Hebert

Digital Strategy Manager

Blake Jelley

Communications Manager

Molly O'Connor

Associate Director of Community Organizing

Max Weiss

Chief Program & Initiatives Officer

Kenneth Eban

Senior Director of Organizing

Kayla Romero

Deputy Director of Organizing

Sharika Comfort

NC Associate Organizing Director

Jessi Padellford

Events and Operations Associate

Chakira Branch

Development Associate

Ani Kelemdjian

Senior Manager of Campaign Strategy

Celine Chadwick

Web Development and Data Associate


Our board of directors includes experienced leaders and supporters of educational equity who are committed to our mission and vision. Our board meets in-person on a quarterly basis to offer guidance to the leadership team and ensure the legal, financial, and ethical integrity of our organization.

  • Justin Cohen (SFER Board Chair), Writer
  • Chris Nicholson
  • Meg Ansara
  • Stuart Cobert, Deputy General Counsel, Unilever
  • John Simpkins
  • Adam Cioth(Treasurer), Founder, Rolling Hills Capital
  • Amy Hertel Buckley, Partner at Education Cities


Our Address

Students for Education Reform
116 Nassau St Suite 519
New York, NY 10038

For Press Inquiries:

Blake Jelley, Blake@studentsforedreform.org

Financial Information

Learn about our donors and review our financial statements for FY14, FY15, FY16

Go to Guidestar to review our latest 990