Kathiana Amazan Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

Kathiana Amazan


Kathiana Amazan, a first-generation and former Boston Public Schools student, serves as Nellie Mae’s Program Associate where she supports various grants management efforts and manages special projects. She also partners with different Foundation staff members to operationalize systems and practices. 


Prior to joining Nellie Mae, Kathiana was the Operations Coordinator for the Letters Foundation in Boston. The Letters Foundation provided one-time humanitarian grants to individuals experiencing hardship when no other options existed.


Kathiana’s commitment to mission-driven organizations is reflected in her previous work serving as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Project Coordinator at the Boston Public Health Commission, and a Program Assistant at Building Educated Leaders for Life.


Kathiana holds a B.S. in Public Health and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


A Quote Kathiana Lives By…

“Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light.” 

John Lewis