College Track in Northern California

Since the 1980s, Northern California has become a global center for technology and entrepreneurship. Yet in the region’s largest metropolitan areas, less than one third of residents have the educational credentials necessary to participate in its booming economy.

In 1997, College Track was founded with 25 students in the heart of East Palo Alto. Today, more than 2,400 students from communities throughout Northern California, including East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento are setting a new standard for what students in the region can achieve.

With the combined efforts of students, families, and partners, we are inspiring a new generation of leaders throughout the Bay Area, our state capitol, and beyond.

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“I remember those early days in the East Palo Alto center like it was yesterday. Today, that first class of 25 students and one thousand more are out in the world proving that no one’s zip code should define their future. As College Track’s first employee, I couldn’t be more proud of our scholars and what they’ve been able to achieve, in partnership with so many communities across the region.”

Marshall Lott, Regional Executive Director, College Track Northern California

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Our Corporate Residency Program

In 2018, College Track Northern California became the first region to develop a Corporate Residency Program that would both support students on their professional journeys and leverage the expertise of our incredible corporate partners.

Since then, students across the region have participated in day-long visits with partner host companies. The day’s activities are specifically designed to provide college students with opportunities to engage with company staff, learn about possible career pathways, develop a professional network, experience a corporate environment, understand how to prepare for interviews, and explore available internship or job opportunities.

To learn more, read our brochure and contact us to become a Corporate Residency Partner!

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Our Regional Partners

We are lucky to partner with some of Northern California’s most prestigious businesses, foundations, corporations, and educational institutions to see young people capitalize on their potential, through the power of education.

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Bay Area Local Advisory Board

Sharawn Tipton (Chair) Chief People Officer, LiveRamp

Dillan Arrick New York Regional Director, Girls Leadership

Dave Atkin Orthopedic Surgery Specialist, SOMA Orthopedics Medical Group

Amy Dornbusch General Partner, Willowtree Venture Fund, LP

Peter Doyle Associate, Accel

Shanna Frati Community Leader

Rod Hall Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Cynthia Keeley Independent Education Management Professional

Sacramento Local Advisory Board

Nathan Torinus (Chair) Founder | CEO | Wealth AdvisorFounder, TOR Wealth Advisors

Brian Dean Sacramento Market Leader, Northern California Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank

Billy Downing Chief Executive Officer, Stravos Education, LLC

Nathan Esch Vice President | Finance, CVC Construction

Josh Nisbet Lead Client Services Partner, Deloitte

Akosia Robinson College Track Parent


Terrence Shelton Vice President | Learning & Development, Golden 1 Credit Union

Jay Thomas Principal, Thomas/Ferrous

Leroy Tripette Government Affairs Representative, SMUD

Bay Area Young Professionals Board

Lexi Burbey (Chair) Investment Banking Analyst, DBO Partners

Michelle Chan Audit and Advisory Senior, Deloitte

Laura Falkner Clinical Development Engineer, Intuitive Surgical

Amanda Fulii Web Product Manager, PG&E

Andy Mitchell Wealth Management Professional, Goldman Sachs

Alejandro Miyai Audit Senior, Deloitte

Jake DellaPasqua Investment Banking Analyst, DBO Partners

Helen Lord Data Scientist, Genentech

Andy Wang Financial Analyst, Cisco Systems

Eva Larsen Life Sciences Consultant, ZS Associates

Zoe Bhargava Financial Analyst, Twitter

Kaleigh Flowers Consulting Analyst, Deloitte

Contact Our Team

For general inquiries or donations:

  • Individuals Bernadette Butler, National Director of Individual Philanthropy, bbutler@collegetrack.org
  • Corporations, Foundations, Government, and Other Groups Nicole Embury, National Director of Institutional Philanthropy, nembury@collegetrack.org

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