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Michael Pierick
Chief Executive Officer,
Founder

Michael currently serves as the organization's CEO who was also a part of the founding class of Student-Athletes Focusing on Education. Michael earned his Bachelor's of Science in Management at the University of California, Merced. During his college career he walked on to the Men's basketball team before earning a captain role his senior year. During his senior year Michael and the original SAFE class founded the organization. 

Michael became an alumni in 2016 after receiving his degree from UC Merced where he now continues to encourage youth towards higher education a part of the UC Merced Office of Admission's team. Michael covers the Central Valley region as an Admissions Advisor. He continues to look for ways to further his experience and knowledge of higher education to completely impact our community's youth. In the next couple of years, Michael looks to pursue his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration.

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Reggie Nelson
Chief Academic Operations Officer,
Co-Founder

Reggie has just recently completed his Undergraduate degree as of December 2016. Reggie received his Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from the University of California, Merced. During his time at UC Merced, Reggie pursued a role as team captain his senior year of the men's basketball team. Reggie grew up locally in the City of Merced where he has developed a passion for impacting the youth that will follow the foot steps he once lived. Prior to UC Merced, he attended Modesto Junior College and College of the Sequoias after graduating from Merced High School. Reggie looks to pursue a career along the same lines of SAFE services. 

Reggie is currently working diligently along side the CEO to develop three on going projects with the City of Merced, SM Entertainment, BGC, and SWAG. Reggie looks to work within higher education through pursuing a Master's Degree in Psychology.