Columbia alumni board
Our alumni support our work and drive change in their local communities long after serving with City Year.
Kymmie Cartledge is the career development facilitator for Brooklyn Cayce High School and the owner of Career Jam Coaching LLC. She is also the creator of SimplyKymtastic.com: A Blog of Millennials and Beyond. She graduated from Columbia College with a degree in elementary education. She served as a team leader for City Year Columbia.
Monica Biswas completed her service years 1997-1999 in Columbia SC, creating and teaching a substance abuse prevention curriculum for middle school students, and tutoring literacy to elementary school students. It remains the most transformative experience of her now 20-year long career in the healthcare and education sectors. She received her master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on health education and social behavior and has since worked for the MA Department of Public Health, Education Development Center and Boston Medical Center. She currently works for Athenahealth, coordinating training opportunities for healthcare providers and staff. Monica is also a mother of two elementary school boys and lives outside of Boston. Her passions include writing, dance and meditation.
Jacqui Branch currently works for City Year as an impact manager, guiding AmeriCorps members to meet their service performance requirements and leadership potential. Jacqui is from Chicago and studied at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. In her first year with City Year in South Carolina, Jacqui provided daily, full-time classroom support for two third-grade classes, behavior coaching and other student supports. Prior to her service with City Year, Jacqui worked in community outreach and building capacity in nonprofits.
Nicole Carman is a current juris doctor candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Law, expected to graduate in 2021. Nicole grew up in Wurtland, KY, and is a graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Morehead State University in 2016, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Nicole completed her year of national service with City Year Little Rock in 2017.
Roosevelt A.D. Corbett is the director of operations at Chick-fil-A Cascade Rd. in Atlanta. Roosevelt grew up in Columbia, SC graduating from W.J. Keenan High School in 2007. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Coastal Carolina University in 2011 where he also became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Roosevelt currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Fredricka Marie Corbett. He completed his year of national service with City Year Columbia in 2012.
Kimberly Frost is a substitute teacher in Richland School District One and behavior modification specialist at a private foster care agency in Columbia, South Carolina.
Breanna Jackson is a customer experience specialist at Colonial Life Insurance. At Colonial Life, Breanna works with customers, medical providers and business partners assisting with insurance policies, insurance claim structure, billing and payments. Breanna grew up in Kershaw, South Carolina, and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina where she served as a member of the Black Social Work Student Association as well as the Black Social Work Alumni Association. She also has a double minor in psychology and sociology and plans to pursue a master's degree in social work. Breanna hopes to open her own therapy practice for adults, children and families in the military. She completed her year of national service with City Year Columbia in 2017.
Kimberly Williams is in the APEC program at Columbia College pursuing her master's degree in education and certification to teach in elementary school. She grew up in Aiken, South Carolina where she graduated from USC Aiken with a bachelor's degree in biology. She completed her service with City Year Columbia in 2019. She has also served for another AmeriCorps program for three years called Saturday Academy at USCA.