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Junior Achievement of Greater Boston Board Elects New Directors (Post 4 of 4)


New Board Members Announcement
New Board Members Annoucement

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Junior Achievement of Greater Boston remains dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion on all levels, including the composition of its Board of Directors. We’ve been posting here about our newest directors — if you missed our first three announcements, be sure to click here, here, and here.

These directors, who represent a range of industries and backgrounds, will help lead the organization in its mission to connect middle and high school students to real-world opportunities and prepare those students to become future leaders themselves.

Junior Achievement of Greater Boston is thrilled to introduce you to a couple more of our newest directors!

The directors are:

Maricel Goris, Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools

Elke Trilla, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

To read bios of these directors, please see below. To view our full board, click here.

Maricel Goris, Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools

A passionate leader invested in quality educational experiences for all children, Maricel is determined to collaboratively address challenges and find solutions that result in the academic achievement and lifelong success for students. Maricel began her career in the Boston Public Schools as Deputy Director of the Office of Equity and went on to serve as Assistant Headmaster at English High School, the Social Justice Academy and Boston Green Academy. She served as Metropolitan Educational Opportunities Council (METCO) Director for Newton Public Schools for five years and has served as a board member for the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, Inc., METCO Directors’ Association, and METCO, Inc.

Maricel holds a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a bachelor’s degree in history and African American studies from Simmons College and an associate’s degree in social sciences from Roxbury Community College. A daughter of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and one of four children, Maricel was able to experience living in a few cities — the Bronx, Cambridge, and Miami — before finally settling in Boston as a young adult. Maricel lives in Haverhill, Mass. with her dogs and is the mother of two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring hiking trails in New England, traveling to new destinations, and working on 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzles.

Elke Trilla, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Elke Trilla is an attorney at the Boston office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and a member of the Corporate Practice. Elke’s practice focuses on early stage company work, venture capital, corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, recapitalizations, and ongoing corporate governance matters. She advises both domestic and international clients, including public companies, private equity groups, investors, established and startup companies across a variety of industries and geographic footprints. Elke has built a reputation for guiding underrepresented founders through critical stages of early company development and successful financings. She volunteers her time for various pro bono initiatives and has also served in leadership roles on several working nonprofit boards committed to the promotion and advancement of the Latino and other minority communities, including Latina Circle, Amplify Latinx, Year Up, Big Sister of Boston, ALPFA, the Margarita Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain and others. Elke earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Boston University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

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