Earlier this month, we asked Jumpstart alumni to share exciting life updates and accomplishments—all in an effort to recognize our talented Jumpstart alumni and spread joy in our community. We heard so many great updates—ranging from new jobs to advanced degrees to marriage—and are excited to get the chance to share them! Read just a few below and check out more alumni celebrations in the “Shout-outs” highlight on our Instagram Profile.
Ashley Williams SFSU Jumpstart Alumni ’03-’07
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Insitute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California – Berkeley; Recently successfully defended her dissertation and earned her EdD; former Associate Director of EdVance, an ECE teacher preparation program at San Francisco State University
Flor Romero, UCLA Jumpstart Alumni ’14-’18
As a recent MSW graduate, Flor is now working at Fraser Communications, the largest women-owned integrated marketing communications agency in the West. Working with the Accounts team, she hopes to bring a more human-centered lens to marketing campaigns dedicated to serving at-promise communities. Flor also started a greeting card business, each one personalized and 100% hand made. IG: @simplybyflor
Erin Viray-San Martin, UC Irvine Jumpstart Alumni ’09-’10
Met her now husband while he was a Team Leader and she was Volunteer Coordinator. They married and now have a toddler!
Maritza Oxte, Kean University Jumpstart Alumni ’12-’15
She is now working as a psychologist at a pre-k school!
Evelyn Bernard, Simmons University Jumpstart Alumni ’16-’20
Volunteering with Jumpstart inspired her love of teaching, and now she teaches both preschool and kindergarten!
Check out even more alumni celebrations in the “Shout-outs” highlight on our Instagram Profile.