Category Archives: Project Tomorrow Team

Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!
We hope you all had a great week! It’s Friday, which means it’s time to meet another one of our wonderful team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Greg Nicholson, our Director of Advancement!

Greg Nicholson

Director of Advancement
Project Tomorrow
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Gregory Nicholson is Project Tomorrow’s Director of Advancement. He is committed to securing the resources needed to achieve our mission, through fund as well as partnership development.  Previously, he was Assistant Director at the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING where he was responsible for the recruitment of districts, schools, and teachers into the ART of TEACHING, as well as communications and partnerships.  In that role, he co-founded the Mathematics Leadership Corps in Culver City to promote improved teaching and learning in mathematics throughout the K-12 district.  He holds a doctorate in English Literature from Michigan State University, where he was a University Distinguished Fellow and the author of the university’s decennial re-accreditation report.  Prior to graduate school he worked in non-profit management in social services and education.  He was graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.


In his free time, Greg enjoys time with family and friends, especially if it involves hiking or bar-be-que.

Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!
We hope you all had a great week! It’s Friday, which means it’s time to meet another one of our wonderful team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Vinh Luong, our Program Manager!

Vinh Luong
Program Manager
Project Tomorrow
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Vinh joined the team as our Program Manager; he manages our YouthTEACH2Learn Program and the California Future Educators Association (CFEA). Formerly, he was the Program Coordinator for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program at California State University, San Bernadino. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas, Arlington and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernadino.

In his free time Vinh enjoys playing basketball, flag football, hiking, and traveling. He also enjoys photography and maintains a photo blog just for fun.

Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!
We hope you all had a great week! It’s Friday, which means it’s time to meet another one of our wonderful team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Nayssan Safavian, our Research Analyst!

Nayssan Safavian
Research Analyst
Project Tomorrow
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Nayssan joined the Project Tomorrow team as a Research Analyst this year. She recently earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis on Learning, Cognition, and Development from the School of Education at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). She also holds an M.A. in Education from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on understanding how students’ attitudes towards learning differentially inform their achievement-related choices, aspirations, and long-term success.

Nayssan lectures on the subjects of adolescent and social development at UC Irvine, as well as collaborates with the California Motivation Project (UC Irvine) and the Quantitative Education Study Team (California State University, Fullerton). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods.  

Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!

We hope you all had a fantastic week! It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet another one of our fabulous team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Lisa, our Project Support Coordinator!

Lisa Chu

Program Support Coordinator
Project Tomorrow
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Lisa joined Project Tomorrow in fall 2013 as an intern and now serves as the Program Support Coordinator for Project Tomorrow, where she manages the blog & social media accounts, as well as lends support for Speak Up and other programs. She is currently a senior at the University of California, Irvine, where she majors in Sociology and Economics and is set to graduate this upcoming June. Lisa has a passion for education: she previously interned at Horton’s Kids, a non-profit education geared towards helping and tutoring at-risk youth in Washington DC, and currently teaches high school freshmen about globalization/global issues through Global Connect at UC Irvine.


In her free time Lisa enjoys running, trying new places to eat, and spending time with friends and family.

Please be sure to check back next week to meet Nayssan Safavian, our new Research Analyst!

Thanks for reading!

-The Project Tomorrow Team



Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!

We hope you all had a fantastic week! It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet another one of our fabulous team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Marianne Miller, our Grants Manager!

Marianne Miller
Grants Manager
Project Tomorrow
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 Marianne joined the team in 2009, and oversees the funding priorities of the organization, with a focus on corporate and private foundation grants to support the YouthTEACH2Learn Program, Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science, and the California Future Educators Association (CFEA).  With a background in education non-profit program management, and student counseling, she understands both the funding and the program operation sides of Project Tomorrow’s projects and events.  Marianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from California State University, Long Beach.

In her spare time, Marianne enjoys any kind of travel, Pilates, watching sporting events, and experimenting in the kitchen (or in a restaurant) with cuisine of all types. 
Please be sure to check back next week to meet Lisa Chu, Fall 2013 Project Tomorrow intern!

Thanks for reading!

-The Project Tomorrow Team

Getting to Know the Project Tomorrow Team

Happy Friday!

We hope you all had a fantastic week and a great Thanksgiving! It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet another one of our fabulous team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Tina Kreditor, our Accounting Manager!

Tina Kreditor
Accounting Manager
Project Tomorrow
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Tina Kreditor is the Accounting Manager for Project Tomorrow, joining the team in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She earned her CPA certificate in 1990. After working at Price Waterhouse, Tina worked for a residential home builder, spent 10 years working in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, and currently has her own business providing accounting consulting for closely-held companies.

In her free time, Tina enjoys scrapbooking, reading and cheering on her USC Trojans!!

Please be sure to check back next week to meet Marianne Miller, Grants Manager!
Thanks for reading!

-The Project Tomorrow Team