Girl Bosses of Ignite: The Ladies That Make Our Ignite World Go 'Round

With an executive team comprised entirely of women, Ignite knows a thing or two about girl bosses. As follows, we firmly believe that Women's History Month is something to celebrate (it feels like a month-long holiday on our team).

Seeing the amazing things the women within our organization—exec and tutors alike—accomplish each and every day inspires us to continue the important work we're doing to help expand the educational experience of the younger generations. To celebrate the amazing women of Ignite, we're spotlighting our branch heads, founders, and interns:


Marketing and PR Intern

Roxy never fails to bring a smile to our faces. She is filled with spunk and pizzazz, offering a fresh perspective on everything we do here at Ignite. Roxy is incredibly creative and has an infectious energy that livens up our team meetings—not to mention Roxy is true to herself and her work, always offering a unique spin to anything she has her hands on in Ignite.

What advice would you give your younger self?

You can plan ahead, but your plan will undoubtedly change when the time comes!


Founder, Chief of Marketing and Creative Director

Izzy is part of the glue that keeps the Ignite team running. She has a unique ability to create meaningful relationships with anyone she meets (whether it be a close friend or someone she is interviewing) and never fails to make you feel cared for. While tirelessly working for Ignite, Izzy is also currently working toward her MBA at FIDM, which just goes to show her one-of-a-kind work ethic. Her authenticity and amiability makes Ignite the personalized company it is.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Younger self, RELAX! The world is not moving as fast as you think it is and it's okay to take time. Enjoy the present moment, because whether you stay up an extra hour or not isn't going to affect your life as much as you think it is. Balance is key.


Head of Business Operations and HR - Berkeley

Carissa is one of the most dynamic people we've met. She is always up for a challenge and fearless in the face of adversity—she takes on each day on the job (and outside the job) with a a vigor that inspires the rest of the team to take the first step. Her ability to mold and adapt to new situations allows her to interact with anyone, not without a contagious ease and charisma. Carissa brings an amazing amount of energy to our team and inspires us all to work harder.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Believe in yourself because you are capable of so much more than you think.


Marketing and PR Intern

Hanna is nothing if not a ray of sunshine and one of the hardest worker