We’re excited to welcome Valerie Lam and Kayla Marcopulos, our new Middle School Program Assistants, to our team!

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Valerie is a Vietnamese first generation honors student at the University of San Francisco majoring in Business Administration with minors in Dance and Public Service Community Engagement. She’s had nearly a decade of experience in the education and non-profit sectors having worked with organizations such as Read Write Discover, Art in Action, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in nature, playing with her younger cousins, and learning new skills. Her ongoing work and interests include live performance arts, mental health and wellness promotion, team and project management.

Kayla was born and raised in San Francisco. She attended San Francisco State University where she earned her BA in English Literature. Kayla has worked in education and with Bay Area youth for over 10 years and enjoys building relationships and creating nurturing environments for students of all ages. Outside of work, she loves crafting, cooking, and going on trips with friends.