Morgan Stewart, Founder

Morgan Stewart received her B.A. from Yale University in 2002 and her M.A. in Adolescent Psychology from American University in 2007. Morgan has thoroughly enjoyed educating students since her ninth grade year, when she was selected by her Math teacher to tutor a group of struggling peers. While at Yale, Morgan continued to tutor inner-city students in New Haven, Connecticut, as the coordinator of an educational program benefitting students with limited literacy. After college, Morgan moved to Washington, DC, and built a large clientele of students who needed subject tutoring, standardized test prep, and independent college advising. She established Within Reach Educational Consultants in Washington, DC, in 2007, expanded to Denver, Colorado, in 2008, and then to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012. Morgan is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She sincerely enjoys working one-on-one with each of her students and believes in empowering them to define and reach their academic and life goals through directed support and organization. In addition to serving as the Founder of Within Reach Educational Consultants, Morgan is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Odyssey Atlanta, and the Yale Club of Georgia. She is also the mother of two children and serves as an active volunteer at their school.

Jessica Haley, Tutor

Jessica Haley is originally from Wisconsin, where she gained an appreciation for humility, hard work, and the beauty of the outdoors. After spending a gap year in Ghana, Jessica earned her degree in Anthropology with minors in Global Health and African Studies from Princeton University. She then devoted two years to working at a homeless shelter for young people and mastering the New York City subway system. Currently, Jessica studies nursing at Emory University and volunteers at a free clinic, where she meets resilient people every day. Among her favorite things to do are cook, workout, rest, and sing. Jessica brings five years of tutoring experience to Within Reach, and she does not expect to ever grow tired of seeing students get excited about learning new things.

Michael Giardino, Tutor

Michael Giardino graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2011 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. After a lifetime in New Orleans, he moved to Atlanta to attend graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained his M.S. in 2013 and is currently working to complete his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. At Georgia Tech, Michael has worked in the Undergraduate Communications Center, helping ECE students with their technical writing skills. He currently mentors a team of Opportunity Research Scholars working with autonomous robots. When he is not working, Michael is either baking or traveling.

Carolyn Daniels, Tutor

Carolyn Daniels graduated from Northeastern University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While at Northeastern, Carolyn worked as a tutor for NUCALC, Northeastern University’s calculus outreach program for Boston high school students; the program and its professors had a profound effect on her math confidence and her desire to teach others. After graduation, Carolyn worked as a Project Coordinator for Long Bay Builders Inc. Upon her return to Atlanta in 2004, Carolyn began providing project management and education consulting services to clients throughout the metro Atlanta area. Her educational foundation and professional experience has afforded her a well-rounded skill set, including patience, excellent communication, and problem solving. An Academic and Standardized Test Prep Tutor, Carolyn brings over 20 years of experience to the Within Reach team, and she is passionate about helping students overcome the obstacles that impede their progress. She loves reading math books and developing lesson plans (seriously), spending time with her family, basketball, and softball – and she is a very proud, passionate member of the Patriot Nation!

Alex Hirsch, Tutor

Alex Hirsch, a native of the Big Apple, is a student at Emory University. Passionate about current events and American politics, Alex is majoring in Political Science and writes for the Emory Political Review. He also is a member of Emory’s Chess and Quiz Bowl Teams and enjoys exploring Southern culture by way of Atlanta. Upon graduation from high school, Alex counseled rising high school seniors on their college applications and essays, and he brings to Within Reach a diverse tutoring background as well. Alex joined the Within Reach team in 2016 and has been a valuable asset ever since!

Raghavendra Pingali, Tutor

Raghav, an Atlanta native, is a pre-health student at Emory University pursuing a double major in Biology and Psychology. He began working as a private tutor as a sophomore in high school after being told by a teacher that he had a knack for communicating. At Emory, Raghav is a member of the club tennis team and MindBubble, an organization that offers free tutoring to struggling elementary school students. Raghav also volunteers weekly in the Emory Clinic’s Emergency Department. An aspiring medical doctor, he is excited to work in a profession that allows him to educate others, as he is passionate about teaching! In his free time, Raghav enjoys playing the guitar and extreme sports. 




Victoria Dean, Tutor

Victoria is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. During her undergraduate education, she served as a mentor for Student Engineers Educating Kids (SEEK) for three years. Upon graduation, Victoria worked for Chevron, spending half of her tenure in the company’s Louisiana office and the other half working offshore. Surrounded by the ocean day after day, Victoria realized her passion for academia and became a high school Algebra I and II teacher at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston. Victoria is now an Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech; her research lies at the intersection of water quality, global sanitation, and public health. Fun fact: Victoria enjoys playing the piano, keytar, and drums in her free time.



Chrystal Golden, Administrative Assistant 

Chrystal Golden graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Education. Her educational experiences led her to apply and be accepted into Teach for America as a 2014 Houston Corps member. She happily served the Houston region as an English teacher, Grade Level Chair, Student Government Association Co-Advisor, and Yearbook Advisor at YES Prep Public Schools. After three years as an educator, Chrystal decided to leave her classroom behind to become a student again. She is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, pursuing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Religious Education. She is excited to be a member of the Within Reach Education team and loves being able to interact with students while also using her organizational skills to create effective systems. She is also a photographer and specializes in senior, family, and portrait photography.