Meet the Leadership

The Your Advance Executive Leadership is a team of experienced and high-achieving scholars who have come together to share their passion for inspiring the students in our community to achieve beyond the classroom.

Denny Lu

Executive Director, Founder

Morgan West

Associate Director of Enrollment

Maria Alonzo

Associate Director of Family Outreach

Amy Lu

Associate Director of Instruction

Team 2020

All of our Volunteer Instructors not only tutor economically-disadvantaged students in Manatee and Sarasota County, but also inspire success as a mentor.  Volunteer Instructors provide countless hours of support with Your Advance and are instrumental to our success as an organization. All of us make a commitment of service to our communities.

Roselyn Avila

Junior Instructor

Karla Cruz

Junior Instructor

Gabriela Gonzalez

Senior Instructor

Bethany Mahurin

Junior Instructor

Camila Moran-Yonamine

Junior Instructor


Jordan Rydzinski

Junior Instructor

Mackenzie Cokenour

Junior Instructor

Destin Gollamudi

Junior Instructor

Andres Gutierrez-Quintero

Senior Instructor


Davide Montanari

Junior Instructor

Daniela Rodriguez Solis

Senior Instructor

Joshua Segebre

Junior Instructor

Isabel Sevilla

Instructional Quality Coordinator

Zyonn Singleton

Senior Instructor

Megan Watters

Junior Instructor

Jocelyn Zegarra-Paredes

Junior Instructor

Locally Recognized

Your Advance has been recognized by our community for being an active leader in support of students and families. 

We are a team of Scholars Helping Students.


All trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. This is not an endorsement of our programs, but shows our community that these organizations have recognized us and our volunteers for our work.

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