Meet The Big-Brained Superheroes Club Board
Alex – Alex Allred has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 10 years, most recently with 826 (an afterschool writing and tutoring center) as a member of the management team for eight years. Currently, she runs her own business, Balance Bookkeeping. Alex joined The BBSC’s board in 2015.
Amina — Amina Shali is the mother of two Big-Brained Superheroes and joined the board after seeing how much her 10-year-old daughter enjoyed participating in BBSC. Originally from Kenya, she has lived in Seattle – Yesler Terrace, specifically - for eight years.
Ashley – Ashley Seni has a master’s degree from Stanford University in materials science and works as a solutions engineer for DatStat. She began her association with The BBSC as a volunteer sidekick and has enjoyed it so
much she also joined the board.
Fadumo – Born in Somalia, Fadumo Isaq moved to Seattle (Yesler Terrace) in 1999. She operates a child care business from home and volunteers in a variety of community initiatives. Fadumo has raised nine children in Yesler Terrace. She is a proud grandmother of one of The BBSC’s youngest superheroes.
Frewoini – A long-time resident of Yesler Terrace and parent of two superheroes, Frewoini Gugsa is
an active community volunteer and has served on the boards of several area nonprofit organizations.
Meredith – A long-time Seattle-ite, Meredith has a Master of Science degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington. As a Yesler Terrace volunteer (2011), she saw a need for a club where Yesler kids would have a safe, stable place to develop their potential to learn and create. So she did something about it and founded The BBSC.
Rachida — Rachida Maurou is the mother of three Big-Brained Superheroes, ages eight, six, and five, who have been active in BBSC since discovering it last summer. She has lived in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace community since moving to Seattle from Togo (West Africa) nine years ago. What does she love about Seattle? The water.
Thom – By day, Thom McDonald is a Facebook production engineer. But each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, Thom becomes one of The BBSC’s most veteran sidekicks – he has volunteered for BBSC since 2011 (when it was a homework help service). Thom has lived in Seattle for 16 years.
Zahra – Long-time Yesler Terrace resident Zahra Ostero is better known to her neighbors as Mama Zahra; the “mama” is in recognition of her leadership role in the Yesler community. A refugee from Somalia, Mama Zahra is the mother of three Big-Brained Superheroes and visits The BBSC regularly.