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Evelyn Merlos

Executive Assistant

Evelyn joined the High Jump team in August of 2018 as the Executive Assistant. Growing up in Chicago and being a first-generation college student, she understood from an early age the importance of accessible academic enrichment programs. Evelyn has always been involved with academic centers whose mission is to help low income urban youth excel inside and outside of the classroom. She has experience with youth programs and community outreach from her positions at Maestri Tutoring and Community Startups.

She graduated Cum Laude from DePaul University’s College of Communication with a B. A. in Public Relations and Advertising. She uses the skills that she learned from school and previous nonprofit experience to support High Jump and the team.