Operations Team


EDEmily Davidian

Director of Operations

Ms. Davidian was the founding Operations Manager at Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn in Bed-Stuy prior to joining MESA. Before that she taught art to grades Pre-K through 8 in East Tennessee public schools and acted as the special education coordinator at Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest. Ms. Davidian holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, an M.S. in art education from the University of Tennessee, and an MSW from NYU. Ms. Davidian is the proud mother of two children and loves exploring New York on her bicycle!





JDJose Caba

Facilities Associate

Mr. Caba was born and raised in Queens, NY and he holds an Associates degree from CUNY BMCC. He also has completed a program called the KindWork customer experience fellowship. He recently completed a program called KindWork Customer Experience Fellowship, which is a 6 week, 250+ hour intensive training course that has taught him the importance of Customer Service. He also is a big fan of Marvel, Anime, and Comics!









JDJuana Diaz

Operations Associate

Ms. Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She moved to New York in 2016. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration from UASD University and a Postgraduate in Human Resources from APEC University. Works at MESA since two years ago as Operations Associate. She is passionate about doing community service and helping others, that's why she is an active volunteer teaching for children every Sunday at St. Brigid Formation Program. Ms. Diaz is a fluent Spanish speaker. She is married and a proud mom of two beautiful daughters which are her world!. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with family, also loves dancing and exercising with zumba and yoga!




LOLiseth Ortega

Office Manager

Ms. Ortega was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her parents moved to the Dominican Republic when she was 9 months old. She moved to Brooklyn from The Dominican Republic and grew up in Bushwick. In 2002, her parents moved to Florida and she attended Palm Beach Community College. She moved back to her hometown in Brooklyn and loves being part of the MESA family. Ms. Ortega is passionate about helping her community and serving as a role model. She is a proud mother of three beautiful children.






MBEvan Young

Data and Analytics Manager

Mr. Young was born and raised in Maryland with a four year intermission in Germany during his early childhood. He attended George Washington University for undergraduate studies where he majored in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development. Upon graduation, he founded a nonprofit that worked to tackle the issue of sanitation access in informal settlements around the world, before joining NewGlobe Education. At NewGlobe, Mr. Young went on to be the Lead Analyst, where he supported school leadership teams across Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and India at nearly 3,000 schools. He was lucky enough to specialize in traveling to several of these countries to support teams in special literacy and numeracy projects. At MESA, Mr. Young hopes to harness the power of data and leverage that to better contextualize, understand and improve MESA's impact. In his free time, we plays soccer, does yoga, hikes, and is partial to a concert or three.