Meet Our Mentors

 

CCATE is delighted to have each one of the mentors as part of our family.

We appreciate your contribution to making the community a better place, and hope you are having a nice time here!


Cristobal Vega

Cristobal Vega was born in Norristown, PA on November 11, 1993. He graduated from Norristown Area High School in 2012 and is currently enrolled at Montgomery County Community College.
Cristobal holds a leading positing in teaching young students about the fundamentals of drawing and painting. He also helped to create the soccer program at CCATE, and is the leader of the Boy’s Group.

 

Tessi Ruiz

Tessi Ruiz was born in Lima, Peru in 1988 and moved to the United States with her family in 1988. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health and will hold a Master Degree in May of 2018. She facilitates the Girl’s Empowerment Group and coaches the CCATE girls’ soccer team. She enjoys working with the students as well as with the parents and other adult members of the CCATE community.

 

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson works as a director for marketing and strategy at Merck & Co. He began volunteering at CCATE in 2013 as a Math/Science tutor and joined the board in 2015. He has always been supportive in developing CCATE membership and program.

 

Ashley Chen-Kim

Dr. Ashley used to be the cello principal in multiple leading orchestras in Taiwan and New York. She has performed in orchestra and chamber music all over the world. In 2011, she obtained her doctoral of musical arts degree in Rutgers University.  
Dr. Ashley has many years of experience teaching and performing professionally, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She now teaches the Group String Classe at CCATE.

 

Cristobal Vega

Cristobal Vega was born in Norristown, PA on November 11, 1993. He graduated from Norristown Area High School in 2012 and is currently enrolled at Montgomery County Community College.
Cristobal holds a leading positing in teaching young students about the fundamentals of drawing and painting. He also helped to create the soccer program at CCATE, and is the leader of the Boy’s Group.

Tessi Ruiz

Tessi Ruiz was born in Lima, Peru in 1988 and moved to the United States with her family in 1988. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health and will hold a Master Degree in May of 2018. She facilitates the Girl’s Empowerment Group and coaches the CCATE girls’ soccer team. She enjoys working with the students as well as with the parents and other adult members of the CCATE community.

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson works as a director for marketing and strategy at Merck & Co. He began volunteering at CCATE in 2013 as a Math/Science tutor and joined the board in 2015. He has always been supportive in developing CCATE membership and program.

Ashley Chen-Kim

Dr. Ashley used to be the cello principal in multiple leading orchestras in Taiwan and New York. She has performed in orchestra and chamber music all over the world. In 2011, she obtained her doctoral of musical arts degree in Rutgers University.
Dr. Ashley has many years of experience teaching and performing professionally, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She now teaches the Group String Class at CCATE.