Sinitra Johnson currently serves as the Director of MTC’s Upward Bound Program, which prepares 9th through 12th grade first-generation, low-income students for college and careers.  Ms. Johnson oversees academic preparation and college readiness activities; career exploration and planning; college field trips; parent education activities and other activities designed to successfully prepare high school students for successful high school graduation and college enrollment.  Ms. Johnson also previously served as Director of the MTC Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), where she oversaw outreach and college preparation activities for low income, first-generation college potential adults. The main focus of this program was on college readiness and guiding adults through career planning and college processes.   Both programs have had excellent success rates.   Ms. Johnson is well positioned to provide guidance regarding effective student college readiness strategies and parent programming that can support student success.