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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: January 2018

Meet the newest members of the CEE community!

Meet our new faculty and staff who joined after the start of the school year!

Andy Mallett, Executive Assistant to Head of School

Andy draws upon years of project management and executive assistant experience in her new role as Executive Assistant to the Head of School at the Center. Most recently, she served as Executive Assistant at Skurt, a transportation startup in Culver City. Prior to Skurt, Andy was Project Manager at Welocalize, managing enterprise client relationships and developing new programs and systems for the company. Andy holds a B.A. in English and Theater and serves as a managing member of bS Theater in Fullerton.

Caitlin Dempsey, Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Caitlin comes to the CEE community from Memphis, Tennessee, where she spent the last several years as the Assistant Director of Alumni at Rhodes College. While working in the Rhodes Office of Alumni Relations, Caitlin built programs such as a Winter Externship program in which she helped triple alumni engagement. She graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in English Literature. After college, Caitlin spent a year with AmeriCorps*VISTA working to boost literacy in the area.

Jessica Gersh, Campaign Manager

Jessica joins the CEE community with years of experience in education. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Art History from Kenyon College and her M.S. in Childhood Education from Pace University. After earning her degrees, Jessica joined the Teach for America program in Brooklyn, New York, and went on to teach elementary school for 6 years (primarily Kindergarten). She led the KIPP Through College program in Newark, New Jersey, supporting over 800 inner-city and first-generation students apply to and stay in college.

Jessica Levin, Director of Communications

Prior to joining CEE, Jessica led marketing efforts at tech startups developing communications strategies, creating original content, and executing digital marketing campaigns. Most recently, she was a freelance marketing consultant for several small businesses across California. In 2014, she led event logistics for the Walk for Wishes fundraising event at Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. Jessica was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her B.A. in History from Washington University in St. Louis. She enjoys reading and writing, dogs, travel, and food.

Tara Nejat, Administrative Associate

Tara grew up in Beverly Hills and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Sociology in 2014. After college, Tara worked for Omnicom as a Building Coordinator in their first hub office in Playa Vista. Tara is also an artist who may pursue her Master's Degree in Art Therapy in the future, but right now she loves being part of the team at CEE!

Unshin Donoi, AP Specialist

Unshin was born in Mongolia and moved to Los Angeles in 2001. After twelve years working at a car dealership, Unshin joined CEE in January 2018 as our AP Specialist. Unshin holds a B.A. in Fashion Design and a M.A. in International Business. She lives in West Hollywood and is married and has one son. Unshin is an artist (search "Unshin" on Facebook!) and speaks Mongolian, Russian, and English!

Jackie Bressack, Day Care

Jackie Bressack is our newest daycare teacher. Jackie has a diverse background, including stints in musical theater and studying makeup. She is also a certified personal trainer and designs jewelry as a hobby! She loves watching children learn and grow and has been a babysitter since she was 16 years old.

Cassidie Lewis, Nurse

Cassidie Lewis an RN now in the CEE infirmary. She is from Northern California and attended UC Irvine where she received her Bachelor's in Nursing Science. Her nursing experience includes Pediatric ICU at UCLA, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Labor and Delivery. Cassidie lives in Hermosa Beach with her husband Max and adorable dog Renly.