Our Team

MEET THE FOUNDER

SHAWNTIA LEE

Shawntia Lee is President and Founder of College Thriver Education Corporation (CTEC). Her passion, drive for excellence, education, diversity, inclusion and self-actualization formed the catalyst which gave birth to CTEC. Shawntia holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications from Kaplan University. Her innovative and creative leadership skills have helped her to carve out an impressive resume over the years. Shawntia’s most recent accomplishment was recognized by two major magazines. She was featured in Sheen and Leading with LEE digital magazine for aspiring, seasoned entrepreneurs, trendsetters, and game changers. Shawntia was specifically recognized for being an advocate; providing representation which paved the way for students of color to access a college education.

 

Within the context of our rapidly-changing world Shawntia’s wealth of experience coupled with passion has now morphed into a desire to contribute meaningfully to the learning experience of K-12 and college students. Focused on adding value for a more fun engaging and impactful curriculum, she has created a new learning platform. College Thriver Platform and Mobile Application is competitive and cost-effective, based on standards within the industry. Training and utilization of this cutting-edge technology-based learning platform is also within the scope of competitive industry timelines.

 

Shawntia not only believes but acts to help others through networking within and between communities of interest. It was her agile and deft networking skills which positioned her as a much sought-after leader in a number of industries. Shawntia was trusted by Disney, Siemens and Lockheed Martin with the responsibility of client partnership. These positions required the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest level of interpersonal communication and relationships. Shawntia’s undaunted spirit in the face of challenges and unchartered waters, inspired her to accept a teaching position for a period of time in Shanghai, China. On every occasion and in all situations, she delivered at above par standards.

 

 

SHAWNTIA LEE

SHAWNTIA LEE

FOUNDER

Growing up in a small rural town, there were limited resources for Shawntia when she was ready to enroll in college. Being the first to have the aspiration to attend college in her family, support with the logistics involved in enrolling in college was very limited, which made the experience daunting and scary. Shawntia has always been a solutions-oriented person, therefore needless to say, her determination prevailed, and she graduated with honors.

Through her own experience, she realized that there were others that carried the same feelings and emotions, especially with minorities and low-income families. Her mission became quite clear, advocating for deserving academic minorities and low-income scholars with the dream to attend the college of their choice birthed College Thriver

ASHLEY WARREN

ASHLEY WARREN

CHIEF GLAM OFFICER (CGO)

Ashley J. Warren is Chief Glam Officer (CGO) of GlamTech Empire. She has over 18 years of Accounting and Finance experience in a variety of industries. She is now a Six Sigma Project Management Consultant, assisting minority women in Corporate America in glamorizing their careers by adding value to their organization. She achieves this Glamova Effect by combining the proven methods of Six Sigma with Project Management to implement automation and improve overall operations.

The genius combo provides GlamPros with the proper tools needed to increase overall profit margin by eliminating frustrating processes. This in turn provides freedom and the opportunity to Secure the STEM Bag and enjoy a glam life personally and professionally!

MELODY HENDERSON-DAVIS

MELODY HENDERSON-DAVIS

CAREER ADVISOR

Melody Henderson-Davis is a Public Relations Consultant and Business & Career Development Training Facilitator. Melody studied Mass Communication at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and holds a Bachelor’s degree. She is also a certified Career Development Trainer.

Currently, she is completing her graduate studies in Public Relations from Southern New Hampshire University. She has an extensive background in the entertainment industry, which includes TV, with roles in editing, production, and leads research; radio, with roles in promotion, production, and reporting; magazine and newspaper, as a staff writer and managing editor; and promotions at a major film casting company, where Melody planned casting calls and scouting events for projects including, The Great Debaters, Fast & Furious, Men of Honor, and Seven Pounds.

ADESEYE OMOLE

ADESEYE OMOLE

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Adeseye is a Tech entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in business architecture, project management and marketing strategy implementation for companies ranging from startups to large enterprises.

He is a result-oriented visionary who actively leads and motivates teams on technology projects for diverse vertical markets. He possesses a remarkable aptitude for creating
innovative solutions. He successfully recruited and managed the design and development team that launched a multi-million dollar web application for Follett, the largest educational wholesaler in North America.

MIRANDA BHAGROO

MIRANDA BHAGROO

Lead Mentor/ Administrative Assistant

Miranda Bhagroo is the Lead Mentor as well as Administrative Assistant for College Thriver, Inc. Miranda is no stranger to the mentoring position. She has been a mentor and a tutor for over 10+ years. She was born in South America and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was in the fifth grade. Due to this, Miranda had to find a way to excel in school and thus wanted to give back to students who are in similar positions as her.

Miranda graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English on a Pre-Medical track. She is currently applying to medical school. Miranda’s future ambitions are to become an Internal Medicine doctor and become a part of various research medicine positions. One day, Miranda plans to open her own non-profit clinic for families in need.

ASHLEY WARREN

ASHLEY WARREN

CHIEF GLAM OFFICER (CGO)

Ashley J. Warren is Chief Glam Officer (CGO) of GlamTech Empire. She has over 18 years of Accounting and Finance experience in a variety of industries. She is now a Six Sigma Project Management Consultant, assisting minority women in Corporate America in glamorizing their careers by adding value to their organization. She achieves this Glamova Effect by combining the proven methods of Six Sigma with Project Management to implement automation and improve overall operations.

The genius combo provides GlamPros with the proper tools needed to increase overall profit margin by eliminating frustrating processes. This in turn provides freedom and the opportunity to Secure the STEM Bag and enjoy a glam life personally and professionally!

ERICA LYLES

ERICA LYLES

ADMINISTERS TEST & CURRICULUM

Founder, Financially Independent Teachers Assistant Principal, Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy Provocateur of radical change in education and the personal finances of teachers, describes this millennial. Erica Lyles currently serves as Assistant Principal of Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles, CA.

The theoretical view is that teaching imparts knowledge, skills, and information. However, for Erica’s students, it provides access to opportunities their last name, parents, and/or community cannot provide. She is passionate about doing the work needed to actually create equitable outcomes for students in the most underserved communities.

MELODY HENDERSON-DAVIS

MELODY HENDERSON-DAVIS

CAREER ADVISOR

Melody Henderson-Davis is a Public Relations Consultant and Business & Career Development Training Facilitator. Melody studied Mass Communication at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and holds a Bachelor’s degree. She is also a certified Career Development Trainer.

Currently, she is completing her graduate studies in Public Relations from Southern New Hampshire University. She has an extensive background in the entertainment industry, which includes TV, with roles in editing, production, and leads research; radio, with roles in promotion, production, and reporting; magazine and newspaper, as a staff writer and managing editor; and promotions at a major film casting company, where Melody planned casting calls and scouting events for projects including, The Great Debaters, Fast & Furious, Men of Honor, and Seven Pounds.

CINDY ECCLESIASTRE

CINDY ECCLESIASTRE

STUDENT MENTOR

Energetic, vibrant and animated, Cindy loves meeting new individuals, connecting with others and fostering mentorship with the youth. Passionate about public health and mental health, she enjoys speaking to teens and young adults about the importance of mindfulness, mindset and movement. She is not ashamed to share her story of how she has overcome and learned to adapt with her depression, anxiety and PTSD.

When she speaks to groups you can expect her to make you laugh, cry, discover, and dance! Whatever dream you have, she believes in you! During her free time, you can find her volunteering in the community, reading mystery books, singing and dancing in public, playing the piano, going to comedy shows, watching Disney movies, eating at all the nearby restaurants, and spending time with her parents and sister.

Community Impact!

College Thriver provides students with access to affordable solutions for college admissions, student housing, transportation, counseling, and scholarships. These solutions give low income students a hand up to becoming more successful in life.