Meet the Team
These are the people working hard to reduce student debt in the US
The TuitionRelief Team
Chief Student Officer
PR exudes the entrepreneurial spirit. He grew his company, Vastera, from an idea and 2 employees, to a corporate magnate with over 800 employees in 6 different countries, before it was acquired by JP Morgan Chase. His second exit was with Yunteq, a cloud computing software company that existed before cloud computing was all the buzz (a real trendsetter). PR has lived all over the world, including Mumbai, Dubai, London, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Naples. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golf, tennis, and rock climbing.
Anna Ikenson joined the TuitionRelief team this spring and is overseeing our day-to-day operations and financials. With a background in finance and nearly 5 years of industry experience, she offers an analytical sensibility and helps ensure the smooth running of daily business.
Steven is a true technical specialist. He combines his considerable commercial acumen with a great knack for system design. He is also an engineer and artist. He’s shaping the business brands and delivering data-driven, human-centered solutions in web, mobile and application spaces.
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Jenny is an experienced thought leader in digital marketing, specializing in social media marketing. With almost 5 years of experience, she has a strong passion for developing digital marketing strategies that cultivate online communities for brands. She earned her degree in entrepreneurship at the Zicklin School of Business. In her free time, you can often find her hiking across the country and traveling around the world.
Student Outreach – Student Interns Manager
Rhea is a rising Junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Management and Finance, minoring in Sustainability. She helps manage our student outreach team, consisting of 70+ current students at 50+ different universities. You can often find her binging Money Heist, or writing fun emails to our campus ambassadors.
Graphic / Web Designer
Tina is our creative force, with over 20 years of experience designing products for the web. She is also a wedding photographer, having captured over 100 weddings within the tri-state area in the last 10 years. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Tina now lives in West Orange, New Jersey and owner of three cats.
Roxxie is a 14-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She was rescued by PR in 2014, and loves to snuggle. Due to an infection, she has only one tooth, so her tongue often hangs (elegantly) to the left side of her face. In her free time, you can find her barking at airplanes or begging you for your food. She is often at the forefront of our most important corporate decisions, in addition to being the undefeated champion of staring contests.