STUDENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR
AKEMI “SUSIE” MECHTEL
Akemi’s goal is to serve as a tireless and lifelong advocate for accessibility in education. After graduating from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, she dedicated her career to supporting students from marginalized communities in their journey from high school to college through numerous higher education access organizations and programs. She is excited to return to the Breakthrough team as she works towards her Master’s degree in public policy at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She hopes to affect positive change locally and nationally through educational policy reform. When she’s not working to change the world, she can be found spending time with her partner, walking her dogs, and taking photographs.