Meet the SEEK Team!
Franklin Moore, Director of SEEK (center)
Franklin serves as the WHQ lead on NSBE's SEEK Program. His duties include managing all aspects of the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids. Prior to becoming Director of SEEK, Franklin was the Director of Programs and managed the Pre-College Initiative which included coordinating Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program development, implementation, outreach, and recruitment; enhanced and interactive PCI curriculum development and membership tracking; and working with the NSBE Publications team to develop content for NSBE's Bridge magazine.
As the Director of SEEK, Franklin works with various sponsors to develop and expand SEEK in different cities across the country. He is also responsible for representing the SEEK program to potential constituents and partners.
Franklin holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from North Carolina Central University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Sharifa Vinson, manager of seek (right)
Sharifa Vinson earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Psychology and Counseling at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England, UK. Sharifa brings several years of experience as a research assistant at Northwestern University, as well as having served as a head staff member at Camp Echo Lake, and as a mentor with The Youth Umbrella Organization.
Sharifa possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the camping industry, having worked in management at Camp Echo Lake, an 8-week residential summer camp in upstate New York. Sharifa's experience includes planning and implementation, as well as staff and youth management. In her role as manager of the Junior Girls division at Camp Echo Lake, Sharifa was responsible for behavior management, program and staff development, conducting training sessions and mid- and post-summer staff performance reviews.
In her previous role with NSBE as Program Coordinator, Sharifa coordinated collegiate and graduate programming in addition to managing the NSBE scholarship program.
Quiana piggee, seek coordinator (left)
Quiana joined NSBE and the SEEK team as a Coordinator in February 2012. She comes with 15 years experience in Child Care, Summer Day Camp and Child Care Management. She has worked for companies such as the YMCA of Metro Washington, Belle Haven Country Club and The Y of Central Maryland.
Prior to her current position, she was a Coordinator for 8 Before and After school programs and 4 Summer camp programs with the Y of Central Maryland. Her role as Coordinator consisted of creating and implementing curriculum for children ages 5-16, planning special events, coordinating field trips, budgeting, staff development and management. Quiana’s experience also includes knowledge of state licensing regulations through the Office of Child Care, Department Of Mental Health and Hygiene and has acquired accreditation with the American Camping Association.
TELVIN D. DEBNAM - SEEK COORDINATOR (Not Pictured)
Telvin D. Debnam was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Youngsville, a small town north of Raleigh. Telvin is a 2008 and 2012 graduate of North Carolina Central University where he received a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development/Social Entrepreneurship. He is also a 2010 NC Central University Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. Through this fellowship, He worked with organizations such Bull City Forward, NC SBTDC, and the Southside Community Association. Telvin is currently working with NSBE'S Summer Engineering Experience For Kids(SEEK) as a SEEK Coordinator.
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