Senior Program Coordinator: Squash
Losangela (Ló) graduated from SquashBusters in 2014 before heading to St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Global Studies with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Ló played on St. Lawrence’s Women’s Varsity Squash team and captained her senior year. While there she was a resident assistant, a member of the Black Student Union, and Carefree Black Girls and a mentor to SEA freshmen students. With a passion for serving her community, Ló joins SquashBusters after doing a year of Service with AmeriCorps.
Doug has been actively engaged with SquashBusters Lawrence since its inception in 2012. Prior to joining SQB , he taught at the Brooks School in North Andover, MA for 34 years, teaching mathematics, art, and computer science, serving as department head for all three departments. In addition to his classroom teaching, Doug coached New England individual and team champions in squash, soccer, and tennis, three U.S. Junior Open squash champions, and won a National Division II high school squash team title. He is most proud of his team’s numerous sportsmanship awards voted by his team’s opponents and coaches throughout New England. Doug received a B.S. from Trinity College (CT) and a M.A.T. from Marlboro College, VT.
Head of Planning and Innovation
Andrés attended Williams College where he majored in history with a minor in Latino/a Studies. He played on the Williams soccer team for four years and captained the team his senior year. Andrés came to SquashBusters in the fall of 2015 and spent two years as the middle school squash coordinator, then moved onto various roles focusing on program operations and external communication before becoming the Lawrence Program Director in spring of 2019. He is passionate about working in Lawrence and strengthening the relationship between the city and his childhood home, Brooks School.
Vicky is a SquashBusters ’06 alumna, having joined the program in 6th grade. Vicky graduated Bunker Hill Community College in 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Arts and Science and has worked locally in youth leadership and development since 2009. She worked as a Youth Director for a well-regarded non-profit called Young People’s Project before rejoining SquashBusters in 2015. As an Assistant Program Director at SQB Lawrence, Vicky heads up academic activities to ensure the current and future academic success of SQB students and connects with families by leading the parent committee.
Senior Program Coordinator: Academics
Erika attended Roger Williams University where she majored in International Relations. She pursued her love for diverse communities through an M.Ed program at Merrimack College, where she received her Master’s in community engagement with a concentration in positive youth development studies. Throughout her Master’s program, Erika actively volunteered with SquashBusters before joining the Lawrence team in the Fall of 2019. She is passionate about creating opportunities for youth based on social justice and educational equity.
Program Manager: Post-Secondary Services
Mike graduated from Texas Tech University and moved from Texas to Massachusetts where he obtained his teaching license. After several years of leading classes for short-term hospitalized students, Mike wanted to find a position where he was able to have a longer lasting impact on his students’ lives. Having both played and coached soccer, he strongly believes in the power of athletics combined with academics. He is now responsible for post-secondary access and alumni support at SquashBusters Lawrence in addition to assisting with programming.