Who We Are


Seth Andrew


Founder Seth Andrew is the Superintendent in Residence and Senior Advisor to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the Office of Education Technology. Before joining the Department, Seth founded Democracy Prep Public Schools (DPPS), where he "graduated" with his first group of citizen-scholars in June 2013.  Since then, he's focused on civic education, parent advocacy, and college persistence for low-income families. Seth attended NYC public schools from K-12, earned his B.A. from Brown University and his Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


Lawrence Smith  

Financial Coach

Financial Coach Lawrence Smith was an inaugural recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship and the first GMS Alumnus to join the Gates staff, serving as Outreach Coordinator for the Alumni Relations Team engaging over 9,300 Scholars.

He can be reached at lsmith@alumnirevolution.org.



Stephanie Fiorelli  

Academic Coach

Academic Coach Stephanie Fiorelli has worked in higher education for twelve years. She taught college writing and literature and served as writing specialist and academic advisor for the TRiO Student Support Service Program.

She can be reached at sfiorelli@alumnirevolution.org.


Amier Carmel

Social Counselor

Social Counselor Amier Carmel, LCMSW was a founding-year staff member of Democracy Prep Charter School. For the last seven years he has been working as a senior clinician at DPPS and is a Doctoral Candidate at the Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis.

He can be reached at acarmel@alumnirevolution.org.