Carmella Verrastro
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Carmella Verrastro

College Affordability Advisor

  • Boston International
  • English High School
  • Fenway High School
  • TechBoston Academy (TBA)

Carmella is a College Affordability Advisor on the Massachusetts Afford Team. She advises graduating seniors at TechBoston, English High, Fenway High, and Boston International High School helping them understand the financial aid process as they prepare for a postsecondary education. She has previously served as an Americorps member at the Dudley Promise Corps where she worked with students in grades K-5 as a teacher's aide. She has also worked at the Phillips Brooks House Association where she managed various out-of-school time youth programs in the Greater Boston Area. She attended Harvard University where she received a BA in History and Science with a secondary degree in Global Health.

Why uAspire?

As a low-income, first-generation student, I struggled to navigate through the college application process. With the help of my uAspire advisor, I was able to apply for financial aid and not have to worry about whether or not I could afford my lifelong dream of going to college. I want to do the same for my own students.