YES Prep Professionals

YES Prep Professionals is a group of professionals from a variety of sectors who are committed to advancing and accelerating the strategic priorities of YES Prep Public Schools.

YES Prep Professionals supports YES Prep in three ways: 

Community Awareness and Outreach: Engaging community leaders, like-minded organizations and other groups and individuals to raise general awareness of the critical issues surrounding YES Prep, including public education, public finance and school choice.
Fundraising: Raising funds earmarked for enhancing student opportunities at the campus and individual levels in the form of one-time grants and scholarships.
Student Mentorship and Campus Involvement: Creating a strong network of professional resources for YES Prep alumni in college and beyond and leveraging the group’s collective professional and volunteering support at the campus level.

YES Prep Professionals Executive Board 

Varun S. Babbili
Vice President, White Deer Energy 
Paula Canlas
Director of MLP Operations & Investor Relations, Salient
Luly Castillo*
Senior Account Representative & Mechanical Engineer, Halliburton 
Eric J. Doyal
Vice President, Rock Hill Capital
Elyse Espadas*
Project Manager & Civil Engineer, Harris County 
William Mancia*
Financial Analyst III, Centerpoint
Regan S. Nielsen
Corporate Development Associate, Civeo
Kathleen Turner
Assistant Vice President & Associate Counsel, EIG Global Energy Partners
Jillian Rae Waldo 
Corporate/Transactional Attorney

* denotes YES Prep Alum

How can I get involved?

If you would like to learn more about YES Prep Professionals or join our organization, please contact Rebeca Moscoso at