Dr. Garay holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport in social sciences, a Master of Arts in adult development from Lesley University, an MBA in management and operations, and a Doctor of Health Science both from the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Garay has been passionate about uplifting, motivating, and educating women since she was a teenager. This seed was planted when she was faced with barriers that seemed impossible to break down. Dr. Garay came to this country from Chile at the age of 12. As an undocumented immigrant and adolescent of color, she struggled with understanding how to enroll for college, pay for it, obtain affordable health care while not having health insurance, and gain employment without documentation. She needed a program like emme—one that equips women and girls who face similar barriers with lifelong skills to reach their goals. Dr. Garay did not have emme; however, she was able to push through obstacles and achieve her dreams. At this point, she made a vow to herself that she would work tirelessly to prevent others from suffering the way she did. Dr. Garay is incredibly excited and humbled at the opportunity to pave the way for women and girls and provide them with a clear path to their goals.