My name is Reguli, and I’m so excited to be meeting you all in the coming weeks as classes get started. Just a little background on me – I grew up in Florida, but my mom is from Switzerland which is where my name is from. I moved to Boston for college almost 5 years ago. Last year, I graduated from MIT with a degree in Management Science and a concentration in Economics. Throughout my life, I’ve been involved in competitive sports and I was a varsity athlete in college. I still try to stay active as much as possible even now that I’ve graduated, and recently I’ve actually gotten involved in Crossfit. I also hope to get out on the water and go windsurfing and kite surfing once the water warms up a little bit more!
I’m also active in the community, through volunteering with Make-A-Wish and doing philanthropy work for Alpha Phi and cardiac care in college, and now the Junior League of Boston. In college, I was also heavily involved in a program that sent teams of two girls from MIT to cities around the country, so that we could visit about 20-25 public middle & high school students in each city and speak to young girls about the importance of education as well as more about careers in science & engineering. I think my passion for education started because my mom was a teacher and loves her job so much, and has also been reinforced throughout my life because I’ve come to realize what a huge difference getting a good education can make in your life! I feel so lucky to have been able to attend a prestigious university and succeed there, and I am pumped to help you all do the same! Now onto my role within Reach-Higher….
I am the Director of Communications and the Program Coordinator for Reach-Higher, so it’s very likely that at some point you’ll be getting emails from me (I’ll try not to make them tooo long). I’m going to make sure students, tutors, and mentors are all up to date on what’s going on with Reach-Higher, when/where classes are going to be held, and any other relevant information. With the exec team’s help, I’ll also be maintaining our presence on social media via this blog, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. If there’s any information or questions that you’d like addressed, please feel free to reach out via email to Reguli.Granger@Reach-Higher.org.