Having experienced first-hand the transformative power that a college degree can have, I've committed my life to ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to get an excellent education and lead opportunity-rich lives.
Tina earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She leads the Achieve Atlanta team as Executive Director. Prior to this role, Tina was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations. Tina also served as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Law where she was twice named Clinical Professor of the Year. In addition, Tina was the founding Director of the school's Pro Bono Program. Prior to that, Tina was Managing Director of Alumni Engagement & Infrastructure for Teach For America. She currently serves on the Latin American Association of Georgia board of directors, TFA's Atlanta regional board, and sits on the State of Georgia's Education Reform Commission. Tina lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Frank and their two children, Franky and Lucia, who attend Atlanta public schools.
Susanne Diggs-Wilborn Vice President, College Success
What brings me to this work?
Engaging in mission-driven work is a must for me. I absolutely love bridging the worlds of education and organizational development to create sustainable results for students.
Susanne earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Rutgers University. As Vice President of College Success, she is responsible for developing, delivering, and evaluating Achieve Atlanta’s college success and completion program. She is also responsible for shaping and driving the organization’s overall collective impact strategy. Prior to this role, Susanne was a consultant in the Human Capital and Change Management practice at The North Highland Company, and held various leadership roles as an Organizational Development practitioner for over 15 years. With over 25 years of experience as an internal and external consultant, Susanne has served as a thought partner and trusted advisor to every level of leader from supervisor to executive in the healthcare, corporate, non-profit and education sectors. In addition to her role at Achieve Atlanta, Susanne is an adjunct associate professor in the Leadership Studies Department at Mercer University.
A college degree can lead to so many positive benefits. I want to help as many APS students as possible graduate from college and ultimately be in a position to achieve their dreams.
Korynn graduated from Duke University with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Public Policy and Women Studies and earned her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. As Vice President of College Access, Korynn is responsible for overall strategy and operations of the College Access and Scholarship programs. Prior to Achieve Atlanta, Korynn served as Director of School Governance & Flexibility with Fulton County Schools. In this role, she was responsible for the district’s implementation of the charter system framework. As a Strategic Data Fellow, she worked with school and district leaders on understanding postsecondary metrics and supporting student transitions from high school to college. In that role, she also co-developed a widely recognized summer college-going assistance program. Korynn brings significant education policy and advocacy experience, having served as the Georgia Afterschool Investment Council’s first Policy and Advocacy Manager and as Chief of Staff for Massachusetts State Representative Alice K. Wolf.
Education is the key to unlock many doors to better a person’s future. I’m driven to educate and encourage our youth by challenging the norm, to see the impossible as possible.
Alexa is a proud alumna of Johnson C. Smith University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. As Program Manager at Achieve Atlanta, Alexa is responsible for supporting the implementation and management of Achieve Atlanta’s college access and college success programs. Alexa assists with community outreach efforts as well as overall marketing and promotion. She is responsible for planning and implementing school and community events and liaising with high schools and post-secondary institutions. Alexa grew up understanding that post-secondary education was an essential step to her life journey. She believes all students have the potential to realize their dreams when they have access to resources. Alexa is a native of Dumfries, Virginia and has lived in Atlanta since August 2014.
William Tran Director, Operations
& Information Systems
What brings me to this work?
I joined this work with the belief that “One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.” This work is a continuation of making that belief reality.
William received his undergraduate from Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. At Achieve Atlanta, William is the Director of Operations and Information Systems. He works closely with the staff and leadership team to drive and manage Achieve Atlanta's overall operational and systematic needs. Prior to this role, William was a Teach for America Corps member and taught several years in Fulton County Public Schools. He was born and raised in Atlanta.
A post-secondary education is the gateway to a successful livelihood. I am driven to serve students by helping them reach their potential and fulfill their dreams.
Sweta earned a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies at Emory University and a MA in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. As Director of Data, Analytics, & Insights, Sweta is responsible for managing and analyzing data to inform organizational and program decisions. Prior to this role, Sweta worked at the Dallas Independent School District in the Human Capital Management department as the Data & Design Manager. During her time in Dallas, she managed all human capital systems and data for the district and designed processes to improve overall talent strategy. Previously, Sweta was a First to the Top Fellow at the Tennessee Department of Education and served as a Teach For America Corps Member in Washington, DC. With a passion to serve her community and transform educational systems, Sweta has been active with multiple organizations including Leadership for Educational Equity, Dallas Mayor’s Star Council, and Leadership ISD.
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