Who are we?
Leah Lykins, COO
In the classroom, Leah Lykins positioned student’s personal aspirations and career knowledge at the center of learning. Outside of the classroom, Leah was a member of Leading Educators of New Orleans, NSNO’s Personalized Learning Teacher Fellowship, and the Propeller Startup Accelerator Program. She also directed teacher coaching and training in multiple schools and with the City Year organization. After her 8 years working with high schoolers in New Orleans, Leah is driven to tackle the inequities of the college system and to help schools keep the promise of college graduation.
Ben ifshin, CEO
As an educator, Ben Ifshin believes that joy is both a classroom and learning imperative. By weaving in music, technology, games, and rigorous work, Ben ensured that his class was a unique place to learn. As an award-winning biology teacher for six years, Ben’s students consistently outperformed their peers on state exams. Equipped with the personal experience of implementing the first generation of edTech platforms in his classroom and the reality of his students’ experiences applying for and persisting in college, Ben founded WhereWeGo to tackle the injustices of college access for students and counselors across the country.