Senior Mentor Series – Meet Jeff Berger & Geraldine “Gerri” Barnett

  Jeff Berger, Investment Associate at UBS Financial Services Inc.  Geraldine “Gerri” Barnett, Senior Tax Accountant at Sherwin-Williams    Where are you from?   Jeff: I’m from Columbia Station, OH.   Gerri: And I’m from Cleveland!   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland?   Jeff: The former president of Minds Matter Cleveland is a colleague of mine.…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Kayla Griffin & Ruchi Asher

  Kayla Griffin, Division Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts   Ruchi Asher, Assistant U.S. Attorney at United State Attorney’s Office    Where are you from?   Kayla: I’m from Youngstown. College (Cleveland State University) brought me to Cleveland.   Ruchi: I’m from Cincinnati. My alma mater (Case Reserve Western University) also brought me to…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Rachel Paschal

Rachel Paschal, Assistant Registra at Baldwin-Wallce University   Where are you from? I’m from South Euclid, OH.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? I learned about Minds Matter from an event at Baldwin-Wallace University. One of the speakers at this event originally co-found our Cleveland chapter.   Why did you decide to become…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Kelsey Randhawa & Benjamin Haire

Kelsey Randhawa, Supervisor at McMaster-Carr Benjamin Haire, Attorney   Where are you from? Kelsey: I’m from Lexington, KY. Ben: I was born in Erie, PA and grew up in many different countries, including France, Czech Republic, China, Germany, and Sao Paulo. I went to law school in Cleveland; my father was from here so I decided to make Cleveland…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Bill Zaccardelli & Rachel (Lopez) Brannon

Bill Zaccardelli, Associate at Western Reserve Partners LLC Rachel (Lopez) Brannon, Technical Project Manager at Rosetta Marketing Group Where are you from? Bill: I’m from Cleveland!   Rachel: I’m from upstate New York, my job brought me here.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? Bill: I learned about Minds Matter from work. Western…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Erica Elsasser

Erica Elsasser, Capital Markets Associate at KeyBank   Where are you from? I’m from Northeast Ohio.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? Quite a few of my colleagues had been involved with Minds Matter at the time, including Mike Jones. I worked closely with Mike so I learned of Minds Matter through him and other…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Rebecca Maurer

Rebecca Maurer, Attorney at Legal Aide Society of Cleveland   Where are you from? I’m from Cleveland!   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? After law school, I moved back to Cleveland and ran into a high school friend at a coffee shop. He told me about Minds Matter Cleveland and invited me to…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Brett Hammond & Tiffany Butler

  Brett Hammond, Prosecutor at Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office  Tiffany Butler, Campus Recruiter, Supervising Associate- National Tax at Ernest & Young   Where are you from?   Brett: I’m from Washington D.C. I came to Cleveland for work and to be closer with my family. Tiffany: I’m from a town on the border of Ohio and West Virginia. I attended Mount Union College…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Ashley Stephens

Ashley Stephens, Credit Associate at KeyBank Where are you from? I’m from Bronx, NY. Work brought me to Cleveland in 2014! How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? When I first moved to Cleveland, KeyBank had weekly e-mail blasts about volunteer opportunities in the area and Minds Matter was among organizations that Key supported.…

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Andrew Aisen

Andrew Aisen, Quantitative Analyst at Key Bank Where are you from? I’m originally from Indianapolis, IN. I came to Cleveland to attend Case Western Reserve University and ended up wanting to stay. How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? I first learned about the organization from the training program for my new job at the…

Ruchi with Lamia and Donne'Sha

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Kayla Griffin & Ruchi Asher

By mmcle | April 20, 2017

  Kayla Griffin, Division Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts   Ruchi Asher, Assistant U.S. Attorney at United State Attorney’s Office    Where are you from?   Kayla: I’m from Youngstown. College (Cleveland State University) brought me to Cleveland.   Ruchi: I’m from Cincinnati. My alma mater (Case Reserve Western University) also brought me to…

Rachel Paschal

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Rachel Paschal

By mmcle | April 15, 2017

Rachel Paschal, Assistant Registra at Baldwin-Wallce University   Where are you from? I’m from South Euclid, OH.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? I learned about Minds Matter from an event at Baldwin-Wallace University. One of the speakers at this event originally co-found our Cleveland chapter.   Why did you decide to become…

Kelsey & Aiyana

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Kelsey Randhawa & Benjamin Haire

By mmcle | April 13, 2017

Kelsey Randhawa, Supervisor at McMaster-Carr Benjamin Haire, Attorney   Where are you from? Kelsey: I’m from Lexington, KY. Ben: I was born in Erie, PA and grew up in many different countries, including France, Czech Republic, China, Germany, and Sao Paulo. I went to law school in Cleveland; my father was from here so I decided to make Cleveland…

Bill & Rachel

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Bill Zaccardelli & Rachel (Lopez) Brannon

By mmcle | April 8, 2017

Bill Zaccardelli, Associate at Western Reserve Partners LLC Rachel (Lopez) Brannon, Technical Project Manager at Rosetta Marketing Group Where are you from? Bill: I’m from Cleveland!   Rachel: I’m from upstate New York, my job brought me here.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? Bill: I learned about Minds Matter from work. Western…

Erica Elsasser

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Erica Elsasser

By mmcle | April 2, 2017

Erica Elsasser, Capital Markets Associate at KeyBank   Where are you from? I’m from Northeast Ohio.   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? Quite a few of my colleagues had been involved with Minds Matter at the time, including Mike Jones. I worked closely with Mike so I learned of Minds Matter through him and other…

Rebecca Maurer

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Rebecca Maurer

By mmcle | March 31, 2017

Rebecca Maurer, Attorney at Legal Aide Society of Cleveland   Where are you from? I’m from Cleveland!   How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? After law school, I moved back to Cleveland and ran into a high school friend at a coffee shop. He told me about Minds Matter Cleveland and invited me to…

Tiffany & Brett & Sarah

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Brett Hammond & Tiffany Butler

By mmcle | March 18, 2017

  Brett Hammond, Prosecutor at Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office  Tiffany Butler, Campus Recruiter, Supervising Associate- National Tax at Ernest & Young   Where are you from?   Brett: I’m from Washington D.C. I came to Cleveland for work and to be closer with my family. Tiffany: I’m from a town on the border of Ohio and West Virginia. I attended Mount Union College…

Ashley & Sha' Spear

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Ashley Stephens

By mmcle | March 9, 2017

Ashley Stephens, Credit Associate at KeyBank Where are you from? I’m from Bronx, NY. Work brought me to Cleveland in 2014! How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? When I first moved to Cleveland, KeyBank had weekly e-mail blasts about volunteer opportunities in the area and Minds Matter was among organizations that Key supported.…

Andrew & Zephaniah

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Andrew Aisen

By mmcle | February 22, 2017

Andrew Aisen, Quantitative Analyst at Key Bank Where are you from? I’m originally from Indianapolis, IN. I came to Cleveland to attend Case Western Reserve University and ended up wanting to stay. How did you learn about Minds Matter Cleveland? I first learned about the organization from the training program for my new job at the…

Chris & Jay'da

Senior Mentor Series – Meet Chris Sledzik

By mmcle | February 16, 2017

Volunteers are the foundation of our chapter’s success. Throughout their three-year journey with Minds Matter, our students receive not only rigorous academic preparation but also meaningful mentorship support to further help them develop college readiness mindset and professional skills for young adulthood. Our mentor volunteers come from all walks of life. They are early- and mid-career professionals, who…