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READY TO RISE STAFF AT DEGREES OF CHANGE

Gerdon Jones

Gerdon Jones

Ready to Rise Tacoma Site Director

Gerdon is the Ready to Rise Tacoma Site Director. Born in Tacoma, Gerdon is dedicated to serving Tacoma by being a positive role model and encouraging others to make an impact in the lives of others. Gerdon is a believer in the development of youth and has a passion for seeing people use education as a powerful tool. Gerdon earned his Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University and his Master of Arts from Seattle University.

June Siaosi

June Siaosi

Tacoma Completion and Career Coordinator

June is a Tacoma native and a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School. A recent graduate of Saint Martin’s University, June received her B.A. in Sociology. June has a passion for supporting young Pacific Islanders head into higher education and giving back to her community. She is excited to start her journey at Degrees of Change and support students become their best authentic self.

Taylor Tibbs

Taylor Tibbs

Act Six Site Director

Taylor is a Seattle native and graduate of Franklin High School. She earned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Seattle University in 2013. With a passion for higher education and supporting underrepresented students, Taylor plans to pursue a career in student affairs in the future.  In addition to her work as the Act Six Program Manager, Taylor also helps support the launch of Ready to Rise (sister program of Act Six).

Jaden Zwick

Tacoma-Seattle Program Coordinator

Jaden is an Act Six alum from Federal Way with a heart for youth and a passion for leadership development. She graduated with the 6th cadre of Act Six scholars at Gonzaga University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and sociology. She cares deeply about promoting justice and equity in her community and beyond. Jaden is always excited to connect with people and encourage students along their educational journeys.

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Degrees of Change
1102 Commerce St
Suite 400
Tacoma, WA 98401

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Gerdon Jones
Ready to Rise Tacoma Site Director
[email protected]

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