Administrative Staff

Helena Brykarz

Manager, Center for Studies in Higher Education

Helena Brykarz has worked with a range of international non-profits and foundations, managing programs, operations, human resources and fundraising. These included Global Footprint Network, the Goldman Environmental Foundation and the Skoll Foundation. She also was a co-founder of Rainforest Alliance. Helena spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in Zaire, which is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo, and later was on Peace Corps staff.

Gemma Givens

Events and Communications Specialist

Victoria Molero González

Program Assistant, Executive Leadership Academy

Victoria Molero González is the Program Assistant for the Executive Leadership Academy. She began her higher education career at Berkeley City College (BCC), where she earned an A.A. in Psychology with Highest Honors. While at BCC, Victoria worked for three years as an English composition tutor, becoming one of the leading coaches of the group. Additionally, she was the first psychology tutor of the campus and held the position for two years.

Samantha Rushing

Program Administrator & Executive Assistant, Executive Leadership Academy

Samantha Rushing started with the Executive Leadership Academy in 2017 as the Executive Assistant. Her passion for and devotion to the program assisted her in becoming the ELA Program Administrator in 2018.