Anastasia Marouani is The Intersection’s Director of Student Support Services. She works to ensure that students at The Intersection receive the support - and build the skills - they need to go to and through college and to be successful in a competitive job market. She tracks students’ academic performance, provides them with a rigorous SAT prep program, and drives the college application and financial aid process. She also provides students with access to resources and intervenes to provide wrap-around services to students experiencing a variety of challenges, notably mental health issues, homelessness, abuse, unclear immigration status, pregnancy, unemployment, school transfers and more.
Prior to joining The Intersection team, Anastasia taught high school English in a Title I urban public school in Baltimore City. She became a teacher to empower urban youth to defy and reconstruct the structural inequalities that cripple American society today, and she strove to provide her students with an education that would create an unrelenting hunger for social justice. She was the regional finalist for Teach for America’s Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Award in 2014.