OUR TEAM

MEET ERIC EISNER

President & Founder | eeisner@yesscholars.org

Eric Eisner graduated from Columbia College in 1970 and Columbia Law School in 1973 and practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles until 1980, when he became president of the David Geffen Company. Ten years later the company was sold to Universal and Eric retired. Soon after, inspired by Dorothy Courtney of the Richstone Family Center, Eric began to work with academically gifted kids from impoverished areas of Los Angeles. His fascination with education involved observing the experience of his own children, Charles and Louis, at the elite schools of Los Angeles. In 1999 Eric began what was destined to become YES.

OUR INCREDIBLE TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR MISSION POSSIBLE
REBECCA TUCKER
REBECCA TUCKER
Executive Director
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Executive Director

RACHEL TORREY
RACHEL TORREY
Los Angeles Program Director
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Program Director
APRIL ROSNER
APRIL ROSNER
College to Career Director & Development Associate
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College-to-Career Director & Development Associate
ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ
ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ
Director of Student Support & Admissions
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Director of Student Support & Admissions
JOSE LOPEZ
JOSE LOPEZ
Director of STEM Programs
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Director of STEM Programs
Tony Hernandez
Tony Hernandez
LA Educator
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Educator
CIJI HENDERSON
CIJI HENDERSON
Chicago Program Director
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Program Director
AARON IRELAND
AARON IRELAND
Director of Chicago Curriculum and Instruction
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Director of Curriculum and Instruction
DaNaija Little
DaNaija Little
Chicago Educator
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Educator
MALKESE EDWARDS
MALKESE EDWARDS
NYC Program Director
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Program Director
SAM FREILICH
SAM FREILICH
NYC Writing Instructor
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Writing Instructor
SUSAN SAULE
SUSAN SAULE
Appalachia Program Director
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Program Director
REBECA FIGUEROA
REBECA FIGUEROA
Appalachia Program Associate
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Program Associate