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Sep
29

Arias

Magdalena Arias joined CitySquash in 2023. As Director of Placement she guides team members through the independent school admissions process. She is a recent graduate from Williams College, where she double majored in English and French. While at Williams, she was a Teaching Assistant at Williamstown Elementary School and worked at Misongi Organization, a non-profit based in Cameroon that helps high-achieving, low-income Cameroonian students apply to universities in the United States. Magdalena is originally from Panama and worked at a United Way homework center in Panama City, where she taught a creative writing extracurricular. She currently lives in Manhattan.  

Sep
29

Haghighi

Victoria is an alumna of CitySquash and joined as a full-time staff member in 2023. Victoria was part of the placement program where she attended the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. While at boarding school, she developed a passion for marine biology and earned her beginner, advanced, and rescue scuba certifications. Victoria graduated from Bates College, where she majored in Biology and minored in Earth and Climate Science. While at Bates, she played on the women’s squash team and participated in the study abroad program, where she studied abroad in South Africa and Panama. As the Program Associate, she is responsible for squash coaching, assisting middle and high school placement students with their applications and essays, and meeting with current CitySquash college students. Victoria was born in Manhattan and currently resides in the Bronx.

Sep
27

Huchro

Victoria joined CitySquash in 2023. As Director of Middle School Academics, she is responsible for developing the academic enrichment curriculum for the 6th-8th grade team members in the Bronx and tracking their academic progress. Before joining CitySquash, Victoria worked as 6th Grade Teacher in Washington D.C. while completing her Masters in Education and Special Education from NYU. Victoria graduated from Cornell University and double majored in Development Sociology and Inequality Studies. While at Cornell, Victoria was the Captain of the Women’s Varsity Squash Team. Victoria was born and raised in Westchester, NY, and currently lives there.

Jan
18

Pantle

Will joined CitySquash as a staff member in 2022. He is an alum of the program, having graduated in 2020. As assistant director of squash, he is responsible for designing and leading squash practices for elementary, middle, and high school team members. His role is to develop a passion for squash for the entire program. Will graduated from Fordham University in 2020, where he majored in Economics. While at Fordham, Will played on the varsity squash team and also worked and learned how to coach at Westchester Squash Academy where he was the assistant pro for 5 years. Will was born in the Bronx and currently resides in Queens.   

Jan
17

Knowlton

Courtney first worked at CitySquash from 2004-2006 at the Director of High School Placement. After leaving CitySquash, she worked as the Program Director and Dean of Faculty at The East Harlem School for fifteen years, before returning to CitySquash as the Development Director. Courtney graduated from Amherst College with a double major in English and Spanish. At Amherst, Courtney played on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. In 2011, she received her MA in Educational Leadership from NYU. Courtney grew up in Montclair, NJ and now lives in Larchmont, NY with her family.

Aug
31

Troche

Bianca is an alumna of CitySquash and joined as a full-time staff member in 2021. As Director of Elementary School Academics, she is responsible for developing the academic enrichment curriculum for the 3rd-5th grade team members in the Bronx and tracks their academic progress. Bianca graduated from St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Psychology and double minored in Gender & Sexuality and Education. While at St. Lawrence, she was a tutor for the local elementary school, worked in the student center and was a member of various activist groups on campus. Bianca was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y.

Aug
31

Sanchez

Guadalupe joined CitySquash in 2021. As the Director of College Access and Success, she manages the college awareness and application process and provides ongoing support for college students. Prior to joining CitySquash, Guadalupe served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Alvernia University and as a college advisor with NYU College Advising Corps at Fordham Leadership Academy. She graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a B.A. in Urban Studies and a concentration in Sociology. At Columbia, she was actively involved with the university’s non-profit, Community Impact, as both a volunteer and part-time staff member. Guadalupe is from Cleveland, OH and currently lives in Manhattan.

Feb
19

deCharbonneau

Giustina joined CitySquash in 2017 through the Up2Us Coach program. She oversees the local academic curriculum and runs high school academic programming. Giustina earned a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature in 2017 from Fordham University. While at Fordham, Giustina volunteered with CitySquash between 2015 and 2017 as a Homework Help Aide and Learning Center Intern. In addition to having studied abroad in Spain, she has worked with Fordham University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Giustina was born and raised in Brewster, NY and lives in the Bronx.

Sep
06

aaaLi

Terence became Executive Director of CitySquash in 2014, after re-joining the organization as Program Director in 2012. He previously worked at CitySquash from 2005-2007. Terence was a member of the varsity squash team at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in 2004 in architecture. After leaving CitySquash in 2007, Terence received both an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management. After business school, Terence worked in finance before returning to CitySquash. Terence grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he was a competitive racquetball player. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and their three children.

Sep
06

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Colin joined CitySquash in 2015. As Program Director, he manages the day-to-day operations of CitySquash’s Bronx program. Previously, Colin was the Director of Middle School Academics in the Bronx for five years, and also served as the organization’s Academic Chair. Colin graduated from Stanford University in 2009, where he majored in Communication. After spending a year in Santiago, Chile, Colin was a high school Spanish teacher for four years in Baltimore, MD. In addition to teaching, he also coached volleyball and baseball and co-founded A Bridge Abroad, a non-profit organization centered on student travel. Colin was born and raised in Salisbury, MD and currently lives in Manhattan.