Yvette R. Moore is the Director for the Pitt EXCEL Program. Her responsibilities include academic counseling and coordinating peer mentoring initiatives. She also coordinates various programs that promote academic success for students in the Swanson School of Engineering. Prior to arriving at the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Moore was employed at Shippensburg University where she worked in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Ms. Moore holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education in History with a minor in Anthropology from Shippensburg University, and a Master of Science in Gerontology also from Shippensburg University. Ms. Moore is committed to working with students in order to help them achieve their highest potential.
Simeon M. Saunders is an Academic Counselor and Retention Coordinator for the Pitt EXCEL Program. His responsibilities include academic counseling and tracking underrepresented engineering student’s academic progress throughout their collegiate tenure. Prior to joining Pitt EXCEL, Mr. Saunders worked in the Department of Residence Life as a Resident Director at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Saunders holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and has conducted graduate work at Syracuse University in African American Studies. He is currently working toward his doctorate degree in Higher Education Management in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Saunders has a passion and earnest commitment to aiding in the academic success and personal growth and development of college students from all backgrounds.
Ms. Mordecki is the Office Coordinator for the Pitt EXCEL and INVESTING NOW programs. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the office and helps coordinates programs and activities.