Yscaira Jimenez grew up attending public schools in the Bronx, taught English to students in a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, and has spent most of her professional career working for high impact tutoring.
She also founded and ran La Pregunta Arts Cafe, an arts cafe in Harlem, for 5 years and worked for 3 NY education startups (Rocket Learning, Learn-It Systems, Platform Learning) in business development, operation, and corporate trainer roles bringing tutoring to more than 10,000 low-income students across the U.S.
She graduated from Columbia University in 2003 and MIT in 2014. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. She is currently the CEO of Plexx, a marketplace for entry-level jobs.