We Are College Track
Commitment. Passion. Joy.
College Track is fiercely committed to ensuring that every one of our students earns a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity, choice, and power.
Realizing this goal requires the collective efforts of team members who are passionate about this work, derive joy from what we do, and engage in authentic relationships with each other and the College Track community of students, families, and partners.
We are educators and mentors. We are marketers and fundraisers. We are financial gurus and data analysts. We are professional advisors and Salesforce navigators.
We are each others’ champions. We are College Track.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Finance & Operating Officer
Leela de Souza Bransten
Chief Development & Marketing Officer
Regional Executive Officer
Chief Program Officer
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Vice President of People
Interim Vice President of Marketing, Communications, & Alumni Strategy
Vice President of Programs
Vice President of Program Operations
Vice President of Org Performance
Vice President of Development
Senior IT Manager
HR Coordinator, National
National Director of Individual Philanthropy
Talent Acquisition Manager
National Director of Academic Affairs
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Director of Grants Management
National Director of Student Life
National Director of Institutional Philanthropy
Senior Executive Assistant
National Program Operations & Resource Coordinator
IT Helpdesk Specialist
Development Operations Manager
Senior Financial Programs & Scholarship Director
Senior Manager of Program Operations
Senior Grant Writer
National Program Operations Manager
Director of Philanthropic Initiatives
Director of Communications
Interim Financial Programs and Scholarships Director
National Director of Program Operations
National Manager of College Advising
Director of Talent Acquisition
Human Resources Generalist
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Director of Employee Experience
Prospect Research Manager
Senior National Dreamer Coordinator
Senior Performance Manager
Accounts Payable Specialist
Director of Development Operations
Our Board of Directors
College Track is governed by a Board of Directors who bring together a wealth of experience in philanthropy, operational management, and development for non-profit organizations.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Chair and Co-Founder
David B. Singer
Charles D. King
Timothy C. Wu
Our Founding Story
In 1997, while advising high school seniors from East Palo Alto about the college admission process, Laurene Powell Jobs and Carlos Watson realized that students who wanted to be the first in their families to attend college received little or no guidance about how to get there.
Recognizing that starting to work with high school students in their senior year was too late, the co-founders spent a year investigating local support programs and nonprofits that worked with teens. They found many programs for elementary and middle school students but no comprehensive programs supporting high school students. Organizations that served teens provided limited service, focusing on one area, such as tutoring or youth leadership, but never taking a comprehensive approach.
Laurene and Carlos created a program to address the community needs they had observed. That program was College Track.