Sorbrique “Sorby” Grant ’07 is the chief program & people officer at Climb Hire. Sorby launched her career in 2007 as a Teach for America Corps member in the South Bronx. Following her stint in the classroom, she landed at Citizen Schools as the managing director of program for the NYC region, where she served thousands of students through Expanded Learning Time partnership programs. Following Citizen Schools, Sorby transitioned into the field of Leadership and Talent Development, and worked as the director of principal preparation at Achievement First (AF), supporting and coaching aspiring school principals. Soon after, she was recruited to be the turnaround principal of Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School. Having achieved incredible results with AF, Sorby then briefly served as head of school for KIPP New Orleans. Seeing the need for a more comprehensive response to the challenges facing New Orleans youth, she left KIPP and became the chief program officer in 2019 for the Center for Resilience, Louisianaâ€TMs only therapeutic day program for children with behavioral health and autism spectrum diagnoses. Sorby holds a Master of Teaching from Pace University, a Master of Public Policy & Urban Planning from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and American Studies from Cornell University. Her passion for public service and building systems to support as opposed to disenfranchise underserved communities was fostered through her volunteer work at the Public Service Center and as the executive director of Onsite Volunteer Services. At Cornell, she was a Cornell Tradition Fellow, a recipient of the Class of 1964 JFK Award, and an active member of Haven. In her free time, she enjoys running marathons, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her fur babies (cats: Phoebe, Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Christopher Murray, and dog: Enid). In 2023, she plans on completing a Half Ironman.