Meet Our Administrative Team

Our administrative team is from all over Dutchess and Orange counties, and range from high school students to college students! Our directors work behind the scenes to manage all the logistics and outreach of the program. Many of our directors worked together to found DOT in late March of 2020.

Executive Directors 

Sabrina Goldfischer is an Arlington High School graduate, and now she is a student at Harvard College studying Government. She is involved with the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and Jewish community on campus. She is thrilled to be working with Dutchess-Orange Tutoring!

Jessica Wu is a Cornwall graduate and student at Harvard College studying Applied Math and Economics. Jessica aspires to work towards social impact, intersectional climate justice, and educational equity. As always, she is inspired by her peers who are so quick and passionate to mobilize their resources to do good. 

Directors of Outreach

Leah Mayerhauser is currently a student at Arlington High School. In school, she enjoys studying English and history, as well as playing the flute in the Symphonic Band. She is an avid member of Student Government, the district and school Equity Teams, and she is currently a captain on the varsity girls swim team. Leah is excited to share her passion for learning with other students during this difficult time.

Jasmine Zoha is a junior at Arlington High School. She is a co-president of her school’s UNICEF club, vice president of her junior class student government, section editor of the Arlingtonian, a member of her school’s Equity team, and Area 1a President for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership New York East. She looks forward to working with DOT to lessen the heightening educational inequities resulting from remote learning in her community.

Director of Communications

Alex Raposo is a senior at Cornwall Central High School. Outside of her work with DOT, she is the President of the New York East region of Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership organization as well as of her school's a cappella group, the Love Notes. Alex loves working with the DOT team and is extremely passionate about promoting equitable education in the Hudson Valley. 

Director of Logistics

Anna Liba is currently a senior at Cornwall Central High School and is also working with DOT as a tutor. She is a member of the Foreign Affairs Club and the National Honors Society, and she has been dancing ballet for thirteen years. Anna is excited to give back to her community, especially during such an unprecedented time. 

Associate Directors of Outreach

Gigi Goldfischer is currently a senior at Arlington High School. She is a member of the girls varsity tennis team, the school newspaper, the SHEquality club, and the environmental club.

Tara Rao is a student at American University studying International Relations and Arabic Studies. As a Cornwall graduate, Tara is extremely excited to work with the wonderful, local response that is DOT.

Associate Directors of Communications

Kate West is a student at Fordham University studying History and International Political Economy with a minor in Irish Studies and is a graduate of John Jay High School. On campus, she is involved in the Fordham Debate Society, Fordham Dialogues, serves as the treasurer of her dorm, and is a Fordham Career Ambassador. She is super excited to help her community during these unprecedented times.

Annie Vallamattam is a junior at Ketcham High School. In addition to being an admin member, Annie has also been a dedicated member of the tutor team since DOT first formed back in spring 2020.

Associate Directors of Logistics

Diya Patel serves as Director of External Logistics. Diya is a Mathematics/Economics major at Fordham University and graduate of Cornwall Central High School. She is eager to help out any student whose school work or college application plans have been derailed by the current public health crisis!

Giorgio Aversa is a junior at Cornwall Central High School. At school, he is a part of the varsity soccer team and a member of the quiz bowl team and math team. As one of the admins on the team, he is eager to learn and improve DOT in whatever way he can.

Secretary

Amy Zhou is a John Jay High School graduate and current student at Harvard College studying Computer Science and Government. On campus, she is heavily involved with the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and the business unit of the campus newspaper, the Crimson.

Interested in joining the admin team? Email us at dutchessorangetutoring@gmail.com.

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We welcome any high school or college student to join our tutor team! The weekly commitment is generally a few hours or less.

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