Our Team

 
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Lauren Patrizio Xaba

Founder & Executive Director

Lauren founded SquashDrive in August of 2009 and began serving students in the Spring 2010. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Lauren was a two-time All-American squash player, playing on the national championship team in 2000 and captaining the team the following year. Lauren graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with a Management concentration. Lauren sits on the board of the University of Pennsylvania Squash Board and the Northern California Squash and Racquet Association. Lauren grew up in Philadelphia and lives in San Francisco with her husband Busani and their twins Zoe and Zachary.

 
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Sarah Warhaftig

Program Director

Sarah joined SquashDrive in August of 2017 as Program Director. Prior to joining the Urban Squash movement, Sarah spent over 12 years working in youth development for the United States Olympic Committee, the YMCA, Brown Girl Surf, and four different schools around the country. A former professional racquetball player, Sarah is a two-time defending Colorado State Champion and was ranked 18th on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour.

 
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Daniel Reisman

Squash Coordinator

Daniel joined Squash Drive in June 2018. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, he began his involvement with urban squash programs through volunteering as a coach and tutor for many years. He graduated from Connecticut College in 2018 with a B.A. in History and Government. At Connecticut College, Daniel played varsity squash for 4 years. He played at the top of the ladder, and captained the team his senior year. Daniel is a certified squash coach, and has coached kids and adults of all skill levels and abilities. In his free time, Daniel also enjoys watching soccer or movies.

 
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Hannah Elbaum

Academic & College Access Director

Hannah joined SquashDrive in August 2018. Hannah is originally from Connecticut and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society. After graduating, Hannah taught a variety of grades levels and subjects in Mexico and Guatemala. Hannah played squash in high school and is excited to be back on the court!

 

Clovelle Manglicmot

High School Coordinator

Clovelle started as SquashDrive's High School Coordinator September 2019. Before receiving her BA in Human Development (Adolescent Development) she earned her A.A. in Early ChildHood and was in the field for 6 years. Within those 6 years, she's worked as a Child Care Assistant, Substitute Teacher (Infant-PreK) and worked her way up as the head Pre-K teacher at CLIF Bar's onsite Children's Center. During her time working on her BA, she allotted time to volunteer as a Tutor/Program Counselor assistant at the YMCA for High School students and also for Reading Partners, working one-on-one with Elementary Students. 

 

Alex DeWolfe

Middle School Coordinator

Alex is a proud Bay Area native.  He spent his time growing up playing sports like basketball, football and soccer.  Alex graduated from the University of Arizona where he obtained his BA in Economics in 2013, followed by completing his Masters in Education from Alliant University.  Alex has taught Algebra and Health at Novato High School and many years experience as a tutor.  Alex loves his job as our Middle School Academic Coordinator.

 

Adriana Gutierrez

Development Coordinator

Adriana joined SquashDrive in October of 2019 as the Development Coordinator. While originally from Bogotà, Colombia she moved to Minnesota where she eventually ended going to the University of Minnesota and joining the rowing team. During her time there she began volunteering at BeyondWalls which is the Minnesota SEA program. After moving to the Bay Area in 2015 she pursued a role in the tech sales world but also wanted to stay connected to the squash community and volunteering which she achieved by getting involved with SquashDrive. She, along with her 10-year-old pup, Tuerka, are thrilled to be bringing her skills from the tech industry into the non-profit sector!

 

Leilani Young-Smith

Marketing & Communications Intern

Leilani joined SquashDrive August of 2019 as a marketing & Communications Intern. Leilani just graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Originally, Leilani is from Falls Church, Virginia where she played many sports like basketball, volleyball, flag football, and track. Although she has no experience with squash she is eager to do anything it takes to impact the students SquashDrive serves. Leilani hopes to implement innovation into the academic and character developmental pillars of the SquashDrive program.




 
 
 
 
 

We couldn’t do it without the support and hard work from our Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board.