Meet our team
Our team members are here to facilitate the work, collect the data and celebrate the successes with the community and just like our county, they are a diverse and dynamic group dedicated to the success of our youth.
Gabriela arrived at Achieve Palm Beach County after a nine-year career at Palm Beach State College where she spent the majority of her time working in the Registration/Admissions Department getting an up close and very personal look at the very real struggles and challenges our youth face when trying to navigate a college path. Prior to education, she worked in the financial services sector supporting executives. She attained an Associates in Arts Degree from Nassau Community College. She’s currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree. “Becoming a mom really highlighted how important it was for me to continue my education because I know I must set the example for my daughter. I grew up with a single mom who worked full time and went to college full time so that she could achieve her career and financial goals. She taught me that education can be an equalizer in many areas of life and that knowledge is something that once gained can never be taken from you.” She is originally from Great Neck, New York but relocated to Boynton Beach after having vacationed here and falling in love with Palm Beach County.
Jucelmo began his journey to the Achieve Palm Beach County Team all the way from his native country, Brazil. Due to extreme poverty, he was forced to leave school and begin work at the age of 12 to help his family financially. It wasn’t until many years later after he got married, that he was able to return to his studies to graduate high school. Unfortunately, post-secondary education would not be an option for him in Brazil, so that dream would have to be put on hold. But he kept his hope of a post-secondary education alive and came to the United States. It was then that he was able to realize his dream and obtain his Associates Degree at Palm Beach State College. He knows from very personal experience just how difficult it is being a First Generation in College Student as well as the challenges students face when English is their second language. He currently lives in Coral Springs with his wife and two daughters.
Team work is what will make our dream work. We know the success of our initiative lies squarely on the relationships we develop and the trust we build.tell me more
Achieve Palm Beach County is made up of members who are just like you because we are residents just like you. We want to see our youth succeed and our community thrive. The only thing that belief needs to be realized is you. Together, we can create sustainable changes that will positively impact our community for future generations.count me in