With nearly 20 years in education, Troy Lewis has impacted thousands of lives and has contributed to the field in diverse ways. His passion is centered on youth and young adults, whether teaching math to adult learners, supporting students to and through college, placing students in federal internships, taking young adults abroad or entrepreneurial capacity building for youth mentoring programs. Troy attributes his professional skills to his experiences with leading youth development programs and higher education institutions, such as The Posse Foundation (DC), KIPP DC, University of Maryland, American University and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. At HGSE, Troy is gaining the knowledge and resources to scale programming that develops global youth leaders through international cultural immersion, leadership, and workforce development. Troy is from Jacksonville, FL and plans to return to Washington, DC, after continuing his education and expanding his professional profile in London.
Loyola Rankin is Navajo (Meadow People) from Coyote Canyon, New Mexico. She is a current student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education '22, concentrating in Higher Education. She has served as an Equity and Inclusion Fellow at HGSE and has been in student support for 10 years.