BUILD's Peninsula Team
Tarik Scott - Site Director
Tarik earned his B.A. at Cornell in Psychology and his MA in Social Welfare Management and Planning. His commitment to working with young people began with Americorps, where he worked with disengaged and low performing high school students in San Jose’s East Side Union School district. From there, he deepened his experience working with underserved youth as he managed a hands-on job training program for homeless young adults with Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. He led the Education and Employment Department with First Place for Youth and managed The Achievement Award Program – a scholarship program for low income UC Berkeley undergrads. Tarik firmly believes that every young person has the right to a high quality public education. Outside of work, you can find Tarik organizing an adult recreational flag football league, experimenting with different recipes from around the world, or enjoying some of the Bay Area’s live music.
Alexis Bayley - Senior Program Manager, College Readiness
Alexis Bayley is dedicated to supporting students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. She earned her B.A. in English from Santa Clara University, has a teaching credential from the University of Redlands, and an MA in counseling from Saint Mary’s College. Alexis has served as an academic advisor to middle, high school, and college students both in traditional school and comprehensive after-school program settings. Most recently, Alexis was a counseling intern at High Potential, a transition program for first generation students at Saint Mary’s College. While at High Potential, Alexis supported the entering class that earned the highest grade point average in the 37-year-history of the program. Alexis is excited contribute to the BUILD team as the Peninsula Academic Program Manager and is especially interested in assisting students in connecting their entrepreneurial success to academics in order to foster their scholastic self-efficacy.
Vincent A. Cabada- College Access Program Manager
Vince is a graduate of Cal State East Bay and is currently finishing his teaching credential. He has four years of experience supporting youth who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Most recently, he was a Program Manager at YWCA’s Project Inspire in Eastside San Jose. Project Inspire was an after school program that helped students get back on track towards meeting high school graduation requirements and exposed them to enrichment opportunities and the world of college. Through his position, Vince served over 1,800 students. Over 50% of the students Vince served raised their grade point average by at least an entire point. Vince came to BUILD for the opportunity to support youth and propel them to higher education. He is excited to join a team that is focused on helping youth.
Dominique Ta - Business Program Manager
Dominique was born and raised in Fremont, CA and recently graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. While pursuing her graduate degree, Dominique had the opportunity to work at the Downtown Women’s Center in downtown Los Angeles. At the Downtown Women’s Center she worked one-on-one with single homeless women and also facilitated a number of groups around trauma and grief and loss. Dominique also spent time working with LGBT youth at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she worked on a number of HIV-prevention and intervention programs. Prior to her graduate degree, Dominique received her B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from Loyola Marymount University. Before pursuing her Masters degree, she worked at Walt Disney Studios' In-Theatre Marketing. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and the role that entrepreneurship can play in impacting social change.
Lily Tapia - Assistant Program Manager, College Readiness
Lily has been part of the BUILD family in different capacities, beginning as a Public Ally of Silicon Valley in 2008 where she was placed at BUILD. Currently, she serves as Incubator Coordinator at our Peninsula site. Lily graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Latin American and Latino Studies with emphasis on Immigration, and a Minor in Education. Her work in community and grassroots organizations has provided her with the opportunity to devote herself to youth empowerment and higher education.