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Jacksonville alumni board

Our alumni support our work and drive change in their local communities long after serving with City Year.

Emily Wasek
Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement Lead

Emily proudly served as an AmeriCorps Member at Ribault Middle School during the 2017-2018 school year. Since then, Emily has continued to work in Jacksonville's nonprofit sector, where she currently serves as a Development Manager at United Way of Northeast Florida. Emily graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelors in Government and the University of Pennsylvania with Masters in Nonprofit Leadership. Outside of work and volunteering, Emily enjoys singing, reading, running, and experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen.

Sean Miller
Co-Chair, ACM Experience Member

Sean proudly served with City Year Jacksonville during its Founding Corps and was on the Northwestern Middle School founding team also was nominated for the Eli Segal Corps Member of the Year and was the recipient of the NBCUniversal/Comcast Leadership Award. He returned back as a Senior AmeriCorps Member where he had the opportunity to return back to Northwestern Middle School and had the opportunity to be in the classroom part-time with the same students during his AmeriCorps service year. Sean also had the opportunity to serve on the Deans Council and the Future Educators Task Force.

Sean is a proud graduate of the University of Wyoming, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women's Studies with a minor in Disability Studies. After his service years, Sean graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education (Virginia Licensure K-12). After working as a Middle School Special Education for 2 years and a brief year as an Impact Manager for City Year Greater Boston; Sean transitioned to working for the federal government, Currently, he proudly works for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs-Veterans Benefit Administration where he ensures Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families receive all the benefits that they legally are entitled to. In his spare time, Sean is an avid runner and has completed over 7 marathons, 25 half marathons, and even completed his first ultra marathon (52.4) in spring of 2021. When he is not running, you can find him catching up on television shows, watching true crime documentaries, or trying new foods. Sean is looking forward to creating a supportive and equitable space for both alumni and AmeriCorps members. He is also looking forward to connecting and even reconnecting with AmeriCorps Members, alumni, staff members, and board members.

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Nazadeen Knight
ACM Experience Lead

Nazadeen is a Boston native and served with City Year Dallas at Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School during the 2019-2020 school year. After her service year, Nazadeen went on to earn her Masters in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. Nazadeen has since returned to the same community she served in with City Year. Her work at the University of North Texas - Dallas focuses on college access for first generation and low income students.

Milena Gil
Communications Lead, ACM Experience member CYJax '19, '20

Milena served her first year at Jean Ribault High school in 2018-2019, and then came back to serve as a Service Leader at Andrew Robinson Elementary School during 2019-2020. She is currently still in Jacksonville working as a Marketing Copywriter at a boutique marketing firm in San Marco. A life-long fan of fantasy, you can often find her nose-deep in a book, putting pen to paper, or rolling dice at a D&D table.

Andrew Kropp-Sullivan
Programming and Events Lead, Alumni Engagement member

Andrew served at the Fantastic Northwestern Middle School in Jacksonville, FL for two years as a Corps Member and Team Lead. After leaving City Year, Andrew moved back to Arlington VA and works in customer experience consulting. In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, DnD, and all things nerdy.

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