Board of Directors &  Team

Founder & Chair, Board of Directors

Executive Director

Kristen Newsome, M.Ed

2020 MSKSI

Annual Report

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I started My Sister's Keeper Success Institute because every day that girls don't have the confidence or advocacy to reach their potential, and combat gender and racial stereotypes, the world misses out on their creativity, innovation, and problem-solving. Equity and Inclusion of women of color in STEM with their resilience, creativity, and brilliance is what's missing in this global technology age.

-Kristen Newsome, MSKSI Founder

Executive Board of Directors

Sonya Sanders
Secretary, BOD
Keith Newsome, MPA
Treasurer, BOD

Board of Directors

Samarra Blake
Student Ambassador
Olivia Allen
Student Ambassador
Karen Totty
2019 - 2021
Audra Nunnik
2021 - 2023
Tumona Austin, Ed.D.
School of Awake Advisor
Kevin Pitts, MBA
2021 - 2023
Mili Metz, PsyD
2021 - 2023
Matthew McLaughlin
AILS Advisor - Media & Film

 Program Mentors

Kaysha  Smith
Vista Murrieta High School 
Coordinator, SoA Mentor
Lina  Luu
STEAM Mentor
Environmental Science
Zaria Towery
School of Awake
Junior Mentor
Selena Culpepper
Technology Mentor/
GWC Facilitator
Patricia Ambroziak
Be Kekoa Apothecary
Aromatherapy/Cosmetic Chemistry
Dazhanae Houston
Junior Mentor