Professors

Allen Rigby

DIRECTOR OF PARENT CENTER

As the UCEazy Director of Program Strategy, Allen utilizes his experience with highly-selective college admissions by guiding students through the application process. In addition, Allen focuses on program development and expansion to ensure a comprehensive and holistic Academy experience for UCEazy families.

Francesca Calvo

Marketing Coordinator

Francesca has a background in advertisement, story-telling, and project management. As UCEazy's Marketing Coordinator she utilizes her skill to unify the marketing teams so that UCEazy Academy can continue to guide students to their best future.

Peter Williams

Director of Student Enrollment

Pete has 15+ years of experience in the college admissions consulting industry. As the UCEazy Director of Enrollment, he utilizes his passion for education and expertise in growing teams to oversee UCEazy’s enrollment so that each family is connected with the experts to guide them to success.

Liz Harbour

Career & Major Specialist

Liz has 10+ years of coaching youth and their parents in skill development, career exploration and navigating the education system from 6th grade to graduate school. Before working in higher education, Liz created, developed and managed a family engagement program to increase student success for a high school district.

June Sylvester Saraceno

Essay Coach

June has an MFA in creative writing and has taught literature, writing and humanities courses at university level for 20+ years. During that time, she earned numerous teaching awards including Nevada’s Outstanding Teacher in Humanities Award and the Ansari Gold Medal for Distinguished Teaching at Sierra Nevada University.

Ana Maria Soler Ed.D.

VP of Programs

Annie is the UCEazy Vice President of Programs where she oversees all programmatic elements of the family’s experience. As an advocate for college access, her doctoral research on first-generation students and 15+ years of experience support the alignment of the Academy’s 8th-12th grade programs.

Tara Palmer

Essay Coach

Tara has been a literacy educator for 14+ years. Since she teaches multilingual students, it has always been her passion to provide them with the tools needed to excel in school and beyond. She believes she can develop a student’s inner voice by providing authentic learning opportunities.

Carolyn Reynolds

Essay Coach

Carolyn has been teaching English/Language Arts and Study Skills for 8 years, ranging from 7th to 10th grade and believes everyone can become a writer. She excels at helping reluctant young writers become empowered and engaged. Carolyn enjoys guiding students to discover their writing strengths and helping them develop skills.