Board of Directors
Founder of the Miss Collegiate USA Organization, Keia is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership and is the Director of Financial Aid at Marymount University. She has held many positions in higher education for over 15 years.
Andrew Harvey is the Director of Financial Aid at Garrett College and has been working in the industry since 2010. He is also very active in the Tri-State (DC-DE-MD) Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Erin Ard is the Member Service Coordinator for EPIC Pharmacies where she has been employed since 2013. No stranger to the financial aid and the admissions process, she formerly worked for Strayer University as a Financial Services Representative.
Turia Cook is employed by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development as the Energy Management Officer. She earned her degree from Morgan State University in Business Administration and previously worked as a financial advisor for over ten years.
Andrea Padilla is the Program Specialist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A graduate with a B.A. in Media and Communication Studies, she administers the social media accounts and website maintenance for her department while engaging with students through community events.
Social Media & Outreach
Public Relations & Marketing
Jen Saible is a Senior Marketing Professional working to maximum brand awareness for her clientele and partners. A graduate of Marymount University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, Jen Saible has over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations.
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Erika received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Erika is a marriage and family therapist and clinical faculty member within the Division of Behavioral Medicine at ECU Family Medicine Center.
Aristea Williams is a higher education consultant with over 20 years of experience. Her passion is financial literacy and advocacy for college affordability. She has worked at prominent universities as the director of financial aid. Aristea earned a bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Florida State University.
Jackie won the title of Miss Vermont USA and represented her state at the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Through her success, Jackie earned college scholarships and furthered her education at Elmira College and the University of Vermont. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and owns a thriving online beauty business.