Staff

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Losangela Batista

Program Coordinator: Squash

Lawrence

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.

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Andrés Burbank-Crump

Program Director

Lawrence

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 before moving into his current role focusing on program operations and external communication. He is thrilled to be working in Lawrence and strengthening the relationship between the city and his childhood home, Brooks School.

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Vicky Flamenco

Assistant Program Director: Academics

Lawrence

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.

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Nadia Horton

Program Coordinator: Academics

Lawrence

Nadia was born and raised in Lawrence, MA. She graduated from Middlesex Community College and received her associate’s degree in Human Services and her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. She went on to pursue graduate school and recently earned her Master of Social Work from Salem State University. Nadia has utilized her educational foundation and professional experience to serve culturally diverse, underprivileged youth. She joined SquashBusters in 2018 with the commitment of encouraging her students to develop both academically and personally to accomplish their individual goals.

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Erika Proulx

Program Coordinator: Academics

Lawrence

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.

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Mike Shannon

Program Manager: Post-Secondary Services

Lawrence

Mike graduated from Texas Tech University and moved from Texas to Massachusetts where he got 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 high school and college access at SquashBusters Lawrence in addition to assisting with programming.

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Darryl Soto

Assistant Program Director: Squash

Lawrence

Darryl graduated from the SquashBusters program in 2010 before heading to Colby College where he created his own major within the American Studies department. Darryl played on the Colby men’s varsity squash team and held leadership positions for several clubs on campus, such as the Men of Color Alliance, Colby’s Gentlemen of Quality, and Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity. Today, Darryl leads squash programming for SQB Lawrence and coaches high schoolers, honing their squash skills and providing opportunities for them to compete and succeed in the future.