Chilee Nleya

middle school program Director

“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” –James Baldwin

Area of Expertise: Navigating difficult conversations and showing appreciation.

Dream Destination:   Thailand and northern Africa

Education: South Dakota State University

Soundtrack of my Life:  Beyonce

Guilty Pleasures: Reality TV and Kesha

Hobbies:  Reading, baking bread, playing board games

Why I care about making Breakthroughs happen: Education can even the playing field for thousands of students in New York City. Until everyone has equal opportunities, I want to provide every resource possible to students fighting to be successful.