Meet the Leadership Team

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Amber Scott is Founder and Executive Director of Leap Year. A child of first-generation college students, the importance of higher education and the power that it can have to raise a family out of poverty was instilled in Amber at a young age. She believes that the opportunity for higher education should be open to everyone, regardless of where they are born. After working in the nonprofit sector for ten years, she founded Leap Year to challenge the status quo. Amber is a 2018 Echoing Green Fellow, a winner of WeWork’s 2017 Incubate Creator Awards, and was recognized by Black Enterprise as one of “25 Black Women Who Are Changing the World.” She holds a BA in neuroscience from Smith College, and an MBA in marketing from The Ohio State University.

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Sarah Dominguez, College Readiness Program Manager with Leap Year, is a 2015 Teach For America alumna. After three years of working in urban education in Charlotte, NC, Sarah has joined the Leap Year team. She is currently a graduate student with Johns Hopkins University working towards her Masters of Science in Educational Studies. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelors of Arts in History from North Carolina State University. Sarah is passionate about the fight to bridge the gap in educational inequity in Atlanta and is excited to be a part of the Leap Year team.

Jacinda Lee, Literacy and Community Program Manager at Leap Year, is a certified educator with classroom teaching experience in the United States, China, Denmark, and Taiwan. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in secondary education and English, Jacinda was selected as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow to teach in Taiwan, where she developed curriculum for the school's Model United Nations elective course. Most recently, she taught Kindergarten Math and Science in urban Atlanta. Jacinda grew up in a Malaysian household in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. She is passionate about facilitating socio-emotional health and equitable access to resources for diverse populations.