Staff Bio - Janai Raphael

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Janai Raphael

Graduate Assistant for Research & Data Analysis

Prior to working with NCAN, Janai served as a college adviser with the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC), a partnership between the National College Advising Corps and the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. As a college adviser, she worked at a high school in Atlanta, Georgia to increase the number of underrepresented and first-generation students who enter and complete higher education by helping students complete college applications, register for college admissions tests, apply for financial aid, and more. After GCAC, Janai worked as a Summer Transition Specialist with Achieve Atlanta to provide outreach and scholarship assistance to Achieve Atlanta scholars to prevent summer melt and encourage college matriculation, persistence, and graduation.

Janai is almost at the midpoint of her graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a master’s degree in higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Georgia in 2016.