“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." -Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Andrew first found his passion for teaching by tutoring middle school students at the beginning of his high school career. His passion for teaching grew from there to a more comprehensive goal of meeting all of a students' needs. He came to understand, as Project Rousseau now tells its students and extended community, that academic problems rarely have academic causes. Beyond the classroom, he was eager to expose students to all of the knowledges, qualities, and skill sets- altruism and compassion for others, cultural awareness and exposure, self-confidence, study skills, etc. - that he feels are most important. Project Rousseau has grown out of these desires, and he continues to be inspired by the progress of our students.
Andrew holds degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University.
Beth Thorne - Chief of Staff
Beth is a graduate of Oxford University (BA Human Sciences). She first joined Project Rousseau as an intern in 2015.
Her work focuses primarily on our Broadening Horizons and Community Service pillars.
Sam Cordner - Student Support Coordinator
Sam is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in Political Science.
Sam has worked with us an intern both during the summer and academic year. He has been extensively involved in supporting individual students with higher needs, including those returning to education.
Alejandro Zarate - Regional Director
Alejandro first joined Project Rousseau in 2013 as Chapter President of The City College Chapter in New York City. He know manages all our NYC volunteers and oversees mentoring in the city.
Alejandro holds a degree from The City College of New York having majored in Biology and minored in Theatre.
Anoosha Moturu - Regional Director
Annosha joined Project Rousseau in 2014 as Chapter President for Rice University. She is a recent graduate of Rice University.