East High School
Future Center: Room 223
Advisor: Angrith Na
Angrith Na is starting his second year at the East High School Future center, room 223. Thanks to Angrith’s help and assistance, last year’s graduating class of 2014 filled out over 2,500 college applications and was collectively offered $17,279,390 in scholarships.
While a student at West, Angrith worked at the VIP Partnership Program where DU students would help high school students navigate the college process. When Angrith decided to attend DU, he started working for the VIP Partnership program to help high school students be actively involved in the college process. This is when he realized his passion to help students succeed. Angrith remembers when Denver Scholarship Foundation first was in the news and loved the vision of helping students afford college. He decided it was good fit to go in that direction and help students on a full-time basis.
Angrith’s personal values can relate to Denver Scholarship Foundation’s values of innovation because he believes in becoming more innovative on a front line level to better serve students in a more effective and efficient way. Angrith also relates to equity with being able to provide students more access and information so that they have a better chance to make it into college, succeed there, and ultimately graduate.
Angrith’s favorite part of his job is seeing the students grow from the fall semester until they graduate in the spring and being there with them through the process. He enjoys seeing them grow and understand the struggles of getting into college and having options to see what they can do.
Advisor: Kimiko Tanabe
Kimiko Tanabe joined the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) in 2016 as an Assistant College Advisor at East High School and South High School. She works with high school seniors to help them navigate the college admission and financial aid process. She loves supporting students through this transitional time and feels lucky to be surrounded by so many brave, talented, and inspiring students from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to joining DSF, Kimiko graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing. While in college, she worked in the Colorado College Admission Office where she realized her passion for college access and helping prospective students reach their goals.
As the daughter of a teacher, Kimiko has always believed everyone has the right to a good education and loves that DSF is helping to spread opportunities to all students throughout Denver. Outside of work, Kimiko can be found dancing in studios and in her living room, writing fiction, cooking, playing board games, and has recently started learning how to play the guitar.