Meet the SEEK Team!
Franklin Moore, Director of SEEK
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, Sr. manager of seek
After joining the SEEK team in Winter 2011, Sharifa now serves as the program's Sr. Manager, overseeing program operations and strategic program development including identification & evaluation of key metrics.
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 research & evaluation experience as a research assistant at Northwestern University and through her graduate work where she conducted a qualitative study on the role of counseling in the American summer camp experience.
Sharifa possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the camping industry, having worked on the head staff team at Camp Echo Lake, an 8-week residential summer camp in upstate New York and with the America Reads program under the Youth Umbrella Organization in Evanston, IL.
Sharifa joined NSBE is 2010 as a Programs Coordinator, operating NSBE's collegiate and graduate programming in addition to managing the NSBE scholarship program.
Quiana piggee, seek coordinator
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.
MATTHEW CLARK, seek coordinator
Matthew joined SEEK in May of 2014 upon graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Economics. He has been a part of the SEEK program since 2012, where he initially served as a SEEK mentor in Detroit, MI. Following that he served as the Director for the Middle School program in Washington, D.C. Matthew also has worked with the Seeds for Humanity Foundation, Inc., serving as the Communications Director for the Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity in STEM Symposium held annually in Washington, D.C. and he has experience working on a National Science Foundation grant, researching the rise and fall of local housing markets across the United States in the early 20th Century.
As a SEEK Coordinator he coordinates the administrative and strategic development for all students and collegiate mentors across all the camps in the United States, and then evaluates the overall efficiency and proficiency of the program as a whole. He is also responsible for coordinating and implementing program activities and curriculum for multiple SEEK programs across the country.
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