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Meet the President

Talia Kamdjou
Founding President

Talia is a third-year Neuroscience major and Linguistics minor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Born in Maryland, she has spent her life rather equally split between the East and the West Coast. From an early age, Talia spent much of her time in academic and volunteer settings, and when she entered college, she sought out ways to continue to give to those around her. During spring break of sophomore year, Talia travelled on a guided service trip to Argentina where she and her classmates visited local medical and assisted-living centers, kindergartens, and an underprivileged village. Inspired to do more for her local community in Los Angeles, Talia became a Social Justice Engagement Fellow at Hillel of UCLA.  Little did she know that a friend would soon enough notify her of College EDge in NY and their desire to expand. When she heard about College EDge, she knew that it would be another way to bring the inspiration she found in Argentina to her hometown. Moreover, she knows the importance of receiving a post-secondary education and feels that College EDge’s mission is an honorable one. With a growing number of students dropping out of high school and/or not achieving a college education, a little bit of guidance, motivation, and hope can truly go a long way. Education is “the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else” and knowing that many underprivileged youth may not get to experience that at a higher level re-emphasizes the importance and the value of College EDge.

Founded in May 2015 by Talia Kamdjou
Partner High School:
Pueblo De Los Angeles High

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