Minds Matter Seattle Leadership

Executive Director


Victor Jesus Zamora

Executive Director

Victor joined Minds Matter Seattle as Executive Director in 2022. He graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science. As a low-income and first-generation college student, he has committed his career to successfully empowering young people to navigate college access and success. Victor has a wealth of experience in education, non-profits, and college access. Victor has worked in college admissions at both Seattle University and Oregon State University, as the Director of KIPP Through College with the KIPP charter school network in Denver, CO, and recently as a Programs Director with the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. He is looking forward to making Minds Matter Seattle one of the premier college access programs in Minds Matter Network and the state of Washington. When he’s not with Minds Matter, he spends his time walking his dog, listening to the Mariner games, and spending time with family in Ellensburg.

Board of Directors


Melissa Hendershott

Board Chair

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Steve Kern

Vice Chair

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Forrest Collman

Board Member

Omar C

Omar Contreras

Board Member

Nancy L

Nancy Li

Board Member


Jacqueline Middleton

Board Member


Divya Sreekumar

Board Member


Amy Zhu

Board Member