OUR TEAM

FOUNDERS

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RASHEED SABAR

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Rasheed is responsible for building Correlation One and setting its strategic vision. Prior to launching Correlation One, Rasheed operated as a hedge fund manager in the quantitative finance industry, where he built a highly successful quantitative trading fund from the ground up. Rasheed graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a degree in the humanities, has published several papers in theoretical mathematics, and has over a decade of experience building businesses and generating significant revenues.


Education:

Harvard University (BA)

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SHAM MUSTAFA

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Sham is responsible for developing and implementing Correlation One’s vision of building a talent marketplace focused exclusively on AI & Data Science. Prior to launching Correlation One, Sham led the Operations at two specialty finance firms. He also provided business advisory services to more than 600 businesses in New York. Prior to that, Sham practiced criminal defense. He is a published author on data science talent.


Education:

Columbia University (MBA/MPA)

University of Madras (BA/LLB)

LEADERSHIP

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ANDREW STRONG

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew leads Business Operations at Correlation One, and is focused on delivering fantastic talent solutions for Correlation One's enterprise clients. Prior to Correlation One, Andrew managed go-to-market strategy for the Salesforce1 Platform. He has also held investment management positions at both JPMorgan and ValueAct Capital.

Education:

Stanford University (BS)

University of Texas at Austin (MBA)

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JUSTIN LYNCH

Head of Engineering

Justin leads engineering at Correlation One and is focused on building an experience across our suite of products that our clients love. Prior to joining Correlation One, Justin built products and lead technology teams across a broad variety of spaces including FinTech, B2B marketplaces, 3D Printing/On-Demand Manufacturing and Mobile Consumer. Additionally, he worked as an ABS trader at Morgan Stanley.

Education:

Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (BS)

TEAM

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JOHN BENJAMIN

VP of Business Operations

John is responsible for setting and implementing Correlation One’s business strategy. Previously, he led growth strategy teams as a Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting. John was a Dean’s Fellow at MIT Sloan, where he worked closely with Professor Erik Brynjolfsson to develop insights into the digital economy. He is a 2019 Drucker Challenge winner and a published author on management, cited in Forbes and Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Education:

University of Virginia (BA)

Georgetown University (MA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA)

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SHANE WILSON

Senior Director of Sales

Proven sales leader with a special interest in emerging 21st century businesses. Areas of professional interest include sales, technology, and disruptive businesses. Prior to joining Correlation One, Shane was the Enterprise Sales manager at Audible.


Education:

Colgate University (BA)

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SARAH PETSIS

Senior Director, Client Success

Sarah leads the Client Success organization, where she and her client-obsessed team focus on maximizing value for Correlation One's employer partners. She has devoted her career to lifelong learning and economic opportunity for all, with tours of duty in academic leadership, EdTech, HR Consulting, and DEIB leadership - most recently with Degreed and LinkedIn.

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JOE NOVAK

Senior Director of Content & Data

Joe leads content creation and data science at Correlation One and is focused on developing impactful curriculum. Prior to Correlation One, Joe was a lead data scientist at Target, US Bank and Minnesota State University. In addition, Joe has consulted on data science initiatives for 3M, CVS, and Marriott.


Education:

Macalester College (BA)

University of Colorado (MS)

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RACHEL BITTARELLI

Director of Career Coaching and Development

Rachel's role as Director of Career Coaching and Development at Correlation One is to collaborate with Data Science for All (DS4A) Fellows to provide them with the professional development skills needed to reach their career goals. Rachel comes to Correlation One with over seven years of career coaching experience in industry and higher education, helping people from various backgrounds successfully navigate the process from applicant to team member to leader.


Education:

Columbia University (EdM, MA)

The George Washington University (BA)

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ERIC DUSSEAU

Director of Business Operations

Eric is responsible for developing and implementing Correlation One's growth strategies and business processes. Prior to working at Correlation One, Eric analyzed and executed investment opportunities at Blackstone.


Education:

Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (BS)

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MERT KIVANC PAKER

Director of Business Operations

Mert is a senior manager of the Business Development team at Correlation One. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a Marketing Consultant focused on B2B outreach at Mesken. He has also held roles at the UN, Khan Academy, and served as President of the TEDx Sciences Po Campus in Reims, France.


Education:

Columbia University (BA)

Sciences Po (BA)

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KELLY HOPKINS

Director of Research and Development

Kelly Hopkins is the Director of Research and Development at Correlation One, where she leads the iteration and improvement of their training programs to maximize both learning and hiring outcomes. Kelly has a background in computer science and data analytics, where she worked as a consultant for Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton prior to joining Correlation One.


Education:

Messiah University (BS)

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ROYSI ESKENAZI

Client Success Manager

Roysi is a part of the Business Development team at Correlation One. Previously, Roysi worked with different psychology and business professors at Columbia University and conducted research on decision-making. She is interested in implementing insights from behavioral economics to come up with business strategies that will maximize customer experience.


Education:

Columbia University (BA)

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HARIS JALIAWALA

Senior Product Manager

Haris manages the Product Lifecycle for many of Correlation One's enterprise products, in addition to working on new ideas to help expand into horizontal markets. Prior to joining Correlation One, he founded and worked at a Digital Agency where he brought technological innovation to traditional businesses.

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RYAN MCPARTLAN

Software Engineer

Ryan is part of the engineering team at Correlation One. Ryan primarily works on the c1games platform, and specializes in django web development. He has a personal interest in pathfinding algorithms, game design, and a love for clean code. He works on Unity games and Android apps in his free time. In college, Ryan was VP of the ACM club and founded the Game Development Club.


Education:

Manhattan College (BS)

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OMER BASOGLU

Senior Software Engineer

Omer has extensive experience in developing scalable and dynamic enterprise software. He has broad expertise C#, JavaScript, SQL, Microsoft Azure, Angular, and more. Prior to joining Correlation One, he worked as the Webmaster for Atilim Medya in Istanbul, Turkey.


Education:

Mustafa Kemal University

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OWEN NEUBER

Product Manager

Owen Neuber is a Technical Product Manager at Correlation One. He has past experience as a Scrum Master at a major insurance provider, and he used to do software engineering before he became a product manager. Owen was also named on the Graduate Deans Honours list for his BAS in Nanotechnology Engineering


Education:

University of Waterloo (BAS)

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OLIVIA LUBY

Product Manager

Olivia is part of the Business Operations Team. She is responsible for helping to build and scale Correlation One’s training programs and broader strategic initiatives. Previously Olivia was an Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, where she focused on growth strategy and strategic due diligence work for corporate and private equity clients.


Education:

University of Notre Dame (BBA)

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NICOLÁS RESTREPO

Software Engineer

Nicolás is a member of the software engineer team at Correlation One. He is passionate about development , specially frontend. Prior to joining Correlation One he worked as a Frontend Developer in different projects using different technologies and programming languages such as React, JavaScript, PHP, among others.


Education:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (BS)

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JOHN WILLIAMS

Product Manager

John is an Associate Technical Product Manager for Correlation One. He collaborates with engineers and designers to build high-quality enterprise software. Before joining Correlation One, John worked as both a product manager and software engineer in early stage startups.


Education:

University of Alabama (BA)

Cornell University (MBA)

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SKY DAVIS

Principal Designer

Sky Davis is a Designer based in Atlanta with over ten years of experience in the startup world. Across her career, she has helped create large-scale, tech-forward products and led companies to focus on human-centered design. This includes work with eTrade, Prudential Insurance, Kabbage, Capital Group, PwC, and several other companies. She also co-founded Money Captain (https://moneycaptainlabs.com/) and QueerHealers (https://queerhealers.com). In her spare time, Sky enjoys volunteering at mission-driven non-profits like GirlsWhoCode and HarlemGirlsCode, where she strives to redefine what it means to be visible and impactful in tech.


Education:

Pratt Institute (BA, MS)

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DAVID MOLANO

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

David is a software engineer at Correlation One, interested in backend development, devops and testing. Before joining the engineering team, he worked in different areas within Correlation One. Through the development of the training programs in Colombia he has been able to put his knowledge and skills toward contributing to the development of his country.


Education:

Pontifica Universidad Javeriana (BS)

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ROB RUSH

Business Operations Manager

Robert is a manager of business operations at Correlation One, passionate about the intersection of technological innovation and social equity. Prior to Correlation One, Robert advised and executed marketing and business strategy as a manager in the Global Business Group at Facebook.


Education:

Harvard University (BA)

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SAFA ELMALI

Software Engineer

Safa is a member of the engineering team at Correlation One. He is eager to learn new technologies, tools and libraries. Enjoys making projects for web and mobile platforms. Especially interested in Mobile/Frontend Development and JavaScript. His goal is to become an expert in Frontend development.


Education:

Kadir Has University

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OSCAR PEREZ

Business Operations Manager

Oscar contributes to the operations team on DS4A programs. He was the development and operations director of coltrack.com and a teaching assistant on DS4A.


Education:

BS in Electronics Engineering

DS4A / Colombia Honors graduate

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NORMAN RODRIGUEZ

Data Scientist

Norman Rodriguez is part of the curriculum development team at Correlation One, where he helps create and adjust the teaching materials that our instructors use in our programs. Norman has worked as a consultant in policy analysis and development economics with USAID, the UN, the Congress of Colombia, and other public institutions, and has taught comparative politics and social policy evaluation in the National University of Colombia.


Education:

National University of Colombia (BS Political Science, MSc Economics)

MIT (Micromasters in Data, Economics and Development Policy)

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NIKKI MILLER

Talent Acquisition Manager

Nikki is the Talent Acquisition Manager and works across departments to source, locate, and evaluate talent for Correlation One. Prior to working at Correlation One, Nikki was in education recruitment, hiring teachers for various charter and independent schools on the East Coast .


Education:

Swarthmore College (BA)

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JIMMY BYESS

Engineering Manager

Jimmy is a software engineer currently focused on the front-end. Before C1 he taught software engineering in NYC and DC. He loves cities, is an avid cyclist will be happy to talk to you about baking bread.

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NICK FARO

Software Engineer

Nick is an engineer at Correlation One, focused on developing maintainable and robust solutions. Prior to joining C1, Nick worked in the FinTech space, developing domain specific languages to encode financial regulation. Outside of work, Nick enjoys embedded computing and game development.

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JULIANA BERNAL

Operations Analyst

Juliana is a mathematician working as an Operations Analyst on the DS4A programs. She used to work as a teacher, a tutor, and she was a Teaching assistant in DS4A Colombia. She believes in free education and social equity.


Education:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (BA)

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PAMELA PRICE

Content Marketing Strategist

Pamela is a journalist turned marketing professional who also has significant experience in higher education, arts administration, DEI, and community engagement.


Education:

University of Texas at Austin (BA, MA)

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WENONA YOUNG

Product Owner

Wenona served as an Education Manager with The Princeton review, having spent 15+ years as a Math Educator/Academic Coach. As a Product Owner, Wenona serves as the primary liaison between content and the operations team.


Education:

Georgia State University (BS, M.Ed.)

Western Governors University (MS)

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JACK SCISCO

Engineering Manager

Jack is a software engineer, focused on backend development. His main interests are API design, data modeling, and observability. When coding for fun, Jack spends his time tinkering with traditional roguelike game design. Outside of coding, he is often reading sci-fi or trying his hand at building things out of wood.


Education:

Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.)

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JUAN TORRES

Operations Analyst

Juan is an Operations Analyst focused on supporting the training programs at Correlation One. He is a mechanical engineer with experience as a Project Manager and is passionate about Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI. His main interest is pursuing the potential of tech and data education as a factor for empowering individuals and building a better world.


Education:

Universidad de los Andes (B. Eng.)

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AGUSTIN BASSI

Software Engineer

Agustin is a software engineer at Correlation One, focused on developing good quality code and documentation. Prior to joining C1, Agustin worked in the embedded systems arena and backend APIs integration, developing with different technologies and products. He also works as a teacher at Buenos Aires University. Agustin also maintains his own website where he publishes tech articles and open source projects. Outside of work, Agustin enjoys outdoor sports and practice trail running and MTB.


Education:

Lomas de Zamora University (BS)

Buenos Aires University (MS)

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VARUN DABAS

Software Engineer

Varun is a software engineer at Correlation One primarily focused on backend engineering. Prior to Correlation One, he worked as a Product Engineer in the semiconductor industry. His main interests in software development are - programming languages, computer networks, and operating systems. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, music, and golf.


Education:

North Dakota State University (BS)

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ROBIN ZHENG

Product Designer

Robin is a product designer based in Philadelphia. At Correlation One, she shapes the user experience of platforms used by fellows and employers. She is passionate about mentoring POC in the tech space and finds solace in nature, sauna, and movies on her days off.


Education:

Temple University (BFA)

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MEAGAN TRUDEAU

Career Operations Manager

Meagan's role as Career Operations Manager at Correlation One is to support the professional development and job placement of training program Fellows. She comes to Correlation One with over 4 years of career coaching in business graduate schools helping individuals successfully navigate the job search process and actualize their career goals.


Education:

University of Rhode Island (BA)

University of San Diego (MA)

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ELAINE KIM

Business Development Analyst

Elaine is a Business Development Analyst at Correlation One. She is interested in tech for social good and technology venture investments and has previously worked on a startup during undergrad. She also enjoys hiking and reading international literature.


Education:

Stanford University (BA)

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GLEN REAVIE

Senior Data Scientist

Glen is a senior data scientist at Correlation One. He comes from a multidisciplinary background with education and work experience in the fields of toxicology, entomology, and statistics. His drive is to improve the quality and depth of decision-making wherever he works. When Glen is not coding, he can be found collecting insects, performing tree care, and playing video games.


Education:

University of Guelph (Bsc, Msc)

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YUSRA AHMED

Business Development Analyst

Yusra is a Business Development Analyst at Correlation One focused on community outreach and organizing competitions as well as diversity programs. She double majored in Political Science and Economics as well as minored in Near Eastern Civilizations. Previously she has worked at human rights and grass-roots advocacy organizations and is passionate about bridging the gap in education access.


Education:

University of Chicago (BA)

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MONICA ZAPATA

Operations Analyst

Monica is a graduate of the first DS4A Colombia cohort and went on to serve as a TA. She has worked previously in marketing, biological research, data analysis, and data science. Monica now is an Operations Analyst supporting the DS4A programs.


Education:

Universidad de Antioquia (BA)

Universidad EAFIT (BA)

Universidad EAFIT (MA)

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ANDREW KOHLS

Career Operations Manager

Andrew joins the Correlation One team as a Career Operations Manager. In his role, he collaborates with multiple C1 teams to empower and enrich the experience of our fellows, coaches, and program partners. Andrew worked in higher education for over 10 years before coming to C1 and has been a career coach and mentor since 2014. Andrew believes in the mantra of “life being lived in community” and uses this to drive his work and build relationships.


Education:

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY(BA)

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (MS)

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YENIFER RIOS

Operations Analyst

Yenifer is an Operations Analyst at Correlation One with a focus on driving key business strategies and growth. She comes from a multidisciplinary background in Sales Operations and Finance. She is passionate about volunteering for organizations dedicated to homelessness and the foster care system.


Education:

Florida International University (BA, MA)

DS4A Honors Graduate

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BENJAMIN MIS

CURRICULUM SPECIALIST

Benjamin Mis is a member of the curriculum development team at Correlation One. Prior to working at Correlation One, Benjamin taught courses in cognition and language science. He holds a doctorate in Psychology with a focus on language learning and psycholinguistics.


Education:

Florida Atlantic University (BA)

University of California, Irvine (Ph.D.)

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BEATRICE KHOO

Business Development Analyst

Beatrice is a Business Development Analyst at Correlation One. She majored in Financial Actuarial Math and enjoys problem-solving through the use of tailored data. She is deeply interested in the intersections between business and technology, especially as technology is spearheading so much of societal change. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and traveling.


Education:

UCLA (BA)

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ROBERTA BOUYER

Production Analyst

Roberta Bouyer is a member of the Research & Development team. Before working at Correlation One, Roberta had previous experience as an Analyst working in the Banking Industry. In addition, she is passionate about researching new topics and pursuing her professional development.


Education:

Data Analytics with Excel & Python Honors Graduate

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YULIYA SPEKTORSKY

Senior Client Success Manager

Yuliya is part of the Customer Success team at Correlation One, ensuring enterprise clients are maximizing value and are receiving a best-in-class experience that delivers against retention and growth targets. Prior to joining Correlation One, she worked for technology and media companies with a focus on customer success and revenue operations.


Education:

Hunter College (BA)

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FIONA SULIMAN

Operations Analyst

Fiona joins the Correlation One team as an Operations Analyst. Before working with Correlation One, Fiona worked as an EDI-R (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism) consultant and as the Head of Education and EDI-R at Toronto's largest not-for-profit theatre company. A graduate of the second cohort of the DS4A Empowerment for All program, Fiona is grateful to be part of the team that creates equitable, barrier-free access to education.


Education:

University of Toronto (Hon. BA)

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IVAN LAMAS-SANCHEZ

Program Manager

Ivan is the program manager for Correlation One. Prior to Correlation One, he worked in higher education managing a talent pipeline program in West Baltimore.


Education:

University of California Santa Barbara (BA)

University of Maryland College Park (MA)

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VIK HORACHAIKUL

Partnerships Associate

Vik is a member of the Sales team at Correlation One. He previously worked for SaaS companies in Germany and the US that engaged with microfinance institutions (MFIs), global banks, higher ed, and government. His areas of interest include data literacy, education, and mentorship.


Education:

San Francisco State University (BS)

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MARIA SELLANES

Curriculum Developer

Maria is part of our Curriculum Development team at Correlation One. In addition to graduating DS4A/Empowerment with Honors, Maria brings in 6+ years of experience as a mathematics educator and curriculum developer of advanced courses in Miami-Dade County. As an MHC Posse Scholar, she is especially passionate about mentorship, education, and women empowerment. She is a proud cat mom of four (all rescues named after seasonal coffee drinks) and enjoys painting, singing, and learning in her downtime.


Education:

Mount Holyoke College (BA)

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CALEB MILLER

Data Scientist

Originally from Coal City, West Virginia, Caleb studied mathematics and computer science in college, with an emphasis on theoretical math. Before joining Correlation One, Caleb worked as a quantitative trader at IMC, a teaching fellow at Harvard, and a research assistant at Boston College. Outside of work, Caleb likes to play games of all sorts, go rock climbing, and read fantasy books.


Education:

Harvard University (AB)

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DAVID PRICE

R&D Analyst

David is an R&D Analyst at Correlation One where he works for the Content team to produce assessments for admissions to Correlation One's training & learning programs. He has a background in Computer Science and Mathematics.


Education:

University of North Carolina (BA)

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LUCIA RUTTER

Program Manager

Lucia is a Program Manager, supporting participants in Correlation One's data and digital literacy skills training programs. Lucia brings significant experience in K-12 and higher education, both in direct service as well as in program management, strategy, professional development, and partnerships.


Education:

University of San Diego (BA)

Brown University (MA)

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STEPHEN SANCHEZ

Partnerships Associate

Steve is one of the members of Correlation One's sales team. Prior to joining Correlation One, Steve worked in several education administrative roles including fundraising, admissions, and most recently as a work-study account manager. During free time, Steve coaches rugby at the high school and college levels.


Education:

University of Delaware (BA)