Carmen Pineda holds a BA in Anthropology from UMass Boston and a Masters in Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies from Boston University. She has over 20 years experience working in various capacities as manager and advisor in TRIO, middle school, secondary, and higher education settings. For her, the best part of this job is being able to listen to each student’s hopes and dreams and help them achieve their goals
Ms. Pineda is from Guatemala. She was raised by her grandmother, who due to socio-political issues was never able to attend school, but instilled the value of formal education at an early age. She believes that we are in the business of sharing, informing, and providing clients, from all walks of life, with tools that will not only assist them to attain a higher education credential, but to transfer such knowledge to their family members.