About Easy Access
Easy Access began in the fall 2020 with a chance meeting on a basketball court between two people whose mission is to empower all students living in under-resources communities across the globe to advance their life through access to quality higher education.
We believe that education is the key to social mobility and that every person has the right to have a quality education wherever they live in the world.
Our mission is to create equity tools for students, schools, and universities to help disadvantaged communities access quality higher education and careers.
Currently Easy Access is focused on creating the best possible college search experience for American high school students interested in attending 2 and 4-year colleges. Having a good idea of where to apply to college is the first, and often most confusing, step in the college application process. Creating a good college list is also key to having affordable college options at the end of the process.
In the future we hope to expand our scope to help international and graduate students as well. We want to be the place where students from all over the world go to for educational and social mobility.
Rocky is a College Readiness Counselor at the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC, where he creates and implements college going programming for under-resourced, academically focused high school students. He has been working in the field of college access since 2015 when he was an Upward Bound Program Coordinator at NC State University.
Vitaly is a current PhD student in Education Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement at UNC Chapel Hill. Previously, he served four years as a college adviser with College Advising Corps, a national college access non-profit. He also worked in education technology and overseas with international students in Azerbaijan.
Careers and what we need
Easy Access is a start-up based in the Triangle, North Carolina, USA. Yes, there are many other college search and advising websites out there, but we feel that we have a different approach-- one that puts students, especially low-income and disadvantaged students at the center of the process. We want to be a force for equity in the world and we will always put the interest of students first.
As we are just getting started we welcome all kinds of assistance-- web & mobile development, experienced college advisers, funding & fundraising. If you have an idea for how to make our site better or how to improve higher education access for students, we'd love to hear from you.