Meet the Staff
Kenyora is responsible for directing several programs at Brandeis’ Precollege programs (App Design, Service Corps, Queer Academics and Activism: A Seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories and Futures), as well as developing new initiatives. Previously, Kenyora worked at Strong Women, Strong Girls, a nationally recognized mentoring program for girls and women. Kenyora has over a decade’s experience working with youth, families, and community leaders in the nonprofit sector. She was recognized as a finalist of the “EXTRAordinary Women”, a campaign led by the City of Boston in March 2016.
Kenyora was recently appointed President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association at her undergraduate alma mater, Simmons College. Additionally, she serves on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work, where she received her Master’s Degree. Originally from Lynn, MA, Kenyora currently lives in Waltham with her husband, Franklin.
Marci is responsible for developing new initiatives and overseeing programs for high school students at Brandeis. Marci has many years of experience working with educators, youth and communities in the United States, Israel, and the former Soviet Union. She has a doctorate in education from New York University where her research focused on diverse immigrant families, urban schools and parent involvement.
Marci lives in Newton with her husband, Joram, and their three children, Eitan, Rina and Dalia.