Ashley Davega graduated from Hope High School in 2011 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Rhode Island in 2017. As part of URI’s Mentor/Tutor Internship program, she served as a student director and has student taught at many local schools. She has also worked as a software/hardware student technician for URI and as a software tester for the state of Rhode Island.
Ana Almeida is responsible for guiding a cohort of Crusaders known as the Honorific Team and their families through the college search, selection, and enrollment process at selective institutions. The mission of the Honorific Team is to ensure the Crusaders have the information and support needed to successfully get admitted and thrive at prestigious colleges/universities. Ana also guides the team in applying for scholarships and grants and maximizing all their financial aid resources. Previously, she served as an academic advisor for the Northfield Mount Hermon Upward Bound Program. Ana graduated from Hope High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese and Brazilian studies and political science from Brown University.
College Success Coach at Community College of Rhode Island Liston Campus
Belisa Nunez was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Providence and graduated from Feinstein High School in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was a college advisor through Brown University for two years before earning her master’s in education in education counseling from Providence College.
Claire Denault attended Bryant University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in literary and cultural studies and Spanish in 2011. She later graduated from Middlebury College with a Master of Arts in applied Spanish, migration and development. Prior to joining the Crusade team as advisor at Cranston High School East, she taught high school Spanish at La Salle Academy.
Heckerly is Crusade alumna who graduated from Classical High School. She received her associate degree in English from the Community College of Rhode Island, where she worked in the Office of Enrollment Services supporting families and students. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English at Rhode Island College, where she worked as a peer tutor at the Writing Center and in the Office of Academic Support. She joined the Crusade as an advisor at DelSesto Middle School.