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Tatiana Poladko Alleyne
Executive Director
Twitter: @TatianaPoladko

Tatiana is a passionate educator and leader with experience internationally and locally. She holds Masters degrees in English linguistics, Education Policy, and Sociology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Sociology at Temple University.  Tatiana has served as the youth policy manager for the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine. She also successfully launched and managed New Jersey’s first-ever Jumpstart early-education program in Camden. NJ.

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Atnre Alleyne
Founder of TeenSHARP
Twitter: @Atnre_Alleyne

Atnre Alleyne is the Director of Educator Effectiveness and Analytics at the Delaware Department of Education where he leads the research and evaluation work of the department’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Unit. He joined the department in 2012 after being nationally-selected as a fellow with the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. In this role, he manages a policy research budget of over $1 million and shapes policies impacting Delaware’s 125,000 students and 10,000+ educators. Atnre is currently finishing a PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware where he has worked as a professor and academic advisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers-University and master’s degrees in public administration and political science. He is a 2013 recipient of the Association of American Colleges and Universities annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders of Higher Education Award and received the Bloustein Award for Public Service from the Rutgers Alumni Association in 2013.



Gabrielle Thomas
Site Manager, TeenSHARP Delaware

After serving for one year as an Americorps VISTA with TeenSHARP, Gabby transitioned into her current role as Site Manager of our Delaware location. In this capacity, she recruits and develops our students, volunteer instructors, tutors and mentors and also assists with the capacity building efforts of the organization.  In 2014, she graduated magna cum laude from Arcadia University with a Bachelors degree in Global Legal Studies/Pre-Law. Her interest in education reform grew into an embedded passion after studying the effects of centralized policies on the Philadelphia school district via the School Reform Commission. After completing her degree, she furthered her understanding of education policy by working as a staffer for Nic Dakin, Shadow Schools Minister in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In the near future, she intends to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Economics to learn how to implement best policy practices on a larger scale.


Maija Hall
Site Manager, TeenSHARP-Rutgers

​Maija Hall is a 2017 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in African-American studies. During her tenure at UMass she served as the President of the Black Student Union and the Director of Policy and Research at the Center for Education Policy and Advocacy. Through her work with these various organizations, Maija advocated and fought for increased retention of students of color and affordable higher education. She helped plan the statewide Public Higher Education Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts legislature for two years, and spent her last summer as the Deputy Field Director of Lisa Blunt Rochester’s historic campaign in Delaware. Maija is excited to join TeenSHARP as the Site Manager of the New Jersey location as an alumna of the program in 2013.



Rayn Phillips
College Discovery Scholar Academic Advisor, TeenSHARP-Rutgers

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Rayn Phillips first became dedicated to education and youth development at the age of 12. It was prompted by her work as a Summer Reading Program Volunteer at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She continued her community-based work throughout college through the Free Library of Philadelphia, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and Incarcerated Voices. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Arcadia University in 2014, Rayn became the AVID Intern, and later the AVID Program Coordinator at the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). As a fervent advocate for human rights, Rayn’s long-term goal is to be a legal advocate for those who would not receive assistance and protection otherwise. Rayn is currently a graduate student in the Master of Social Work Program at Rutgers University.


Deborah Yanez
Parent Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator