Our Team


The UMB CURE Scholars Program is driven by a group of dedicated individuals who come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The team works tirelessly to provide opportunities and support to our scholars and their families. 

Katharina Furrs

Katharina Furrs

Acting Director and Mentoring Program Manager

Sequoia Wright

Sequoia Wright, MS

CURE Connections (C2) Program Manager

Ivan Lamas-Sanchez

Ivan Lamas-Sanchez, MA

Career and Success Counselor

Martina Efeyini

Martina Efeyini, MS

College and Career Readiness Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

Program Lead, CURE Connections (C2) Program