Hello, my name is Nastia Snider-Simon. I am a Graduate Assistant at the THINK TANK. My role includes supervising the Academic Skills Tutors, as well as meeting individually with students to provide academic support. As a first generation college graduate, I know how important these types of support can be. I received my BA from Occidental College, with a double major in Diplomacy & World Affairs and Russian, and I earned a MA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. I have over a decade worth of experience in research, teaching, grant writing, program management, and evaluation and am currently working on a Masters in Counseling at the University of Arizona. My long term career goal is to work as a professional school counselor at the elementary level. As a counselor, I hope to make a positive difference in our community, working to ensure equity and an empowering education for all students.