inspirED Team

inspirED Staff

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Leslie Birdow

Director of Community Affairs

As the director of community affairs, Leslie is dedicated to leading the continued development of inspirED and creating and promoting a college-going and career-focused culture through educational outreach activities, services and community partnerships. Leslie has previously worked for the Arlington and Weatherford Independent School Districts to empower and engage students so they graduate prepared for whatever they choose in life. She received her bachelor of science in public relations from the University of Texas and her master’s of education in educational leadership and policy students from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Amanda Wasemiller

Outreach Coordinator

Amanda has previously worked for Tarrant County College and Northside Independent School District. Her work has centered around helping students obtain a higher education and prepare for the career of their choice. As the outreach coordinator, Amanda is dedicated to hiring and training GO Center mentors to help high school student’s complete college applications, search for scholarships, and apply for financial aid. Amanda received her bachelor of arts degree in composite interdisciplinary liberal studies from Abilene Christian University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University.

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Jessica Delmar

Outreach Program Assistant

Jessica has been with inspirED since November 2018. Her overarching desire of wanting to make a difference in students' lives by helping them achieve their dreams has shaped her professional goal of wanting to work in education in an academic guidance capacity. Previous work as a mentor in the local GO Centers allowed her hands-on opportunities to put this goal into action. Now as the program coordinator, she will guide mentors toward this same goal of serving students and helping them find successful paths post-graduation. Jessica has obtained her associate of art in teaching from Tarrant County College and is currently pursuing her bachelor's at Texas Wesleyan University.

inspirED Mentors

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Andrew Tran

University of Texas at Arlington

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Bayleigh Sullivan

University of Texas at Arlington

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Bisade Afolabi

Tarrant County College

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Brandon Spence

Tarrant County College

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Breon Jackson

University of Texas at Arlington

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Caleb English

Tarrant County College

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Dillon Goff

Tarrant County College

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Esther Oddi

University of Texas at Arlington

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Fadwa Saleh

University of Texas at Arlington

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Frishta Sarwai

Tarrant County College

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Jocelyn Franco

Tarrant County College

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Karla Magana

Dallas Baptist University

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Kayla Hernandez

Tarrant County College

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Mackenzie Henslee

Dallas Baptist University

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Ngoc "Tan" Ho

Tarrant County College

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Nguyen Bui, Jr.

Tarrant County College

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Patrick Harris

Dallas Baptist University

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Savanna Limas

University of Texas at Arlington

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Sydni Wallace

Tarrant County College

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Totsie Hurst

Dallas Baptist University

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