zeke jackson - executive director
Zeke, a senior from Little Falls Community High School, is a full-time PSEO student at the University of Minnesota. To take advantage of the PSEO program, Zeke moved away from home at the age of 16 to live in the cities with extended family. When he isn’t reading, googling random questions, or eating pasta, Zeke is either gaining business experience or advocating for the PSEO program! As the Executive Director of People for PSEO, Zeke is passionate about working to ensure that the value of the PSEO program is recognized by communities across Minnesota. His priorities include clearing up public misconceptions about the PSEO program, pushing for fair PSEO policies, and working with other students to ensure that high schools are following PSEO laws. With a zeal for business and politics, Zeke is excited to be working with everyone to maximize the potential of Minnesota students!
aaliyah hodge - president
Aaliyah Hodge is a former PSEO student and the current Authorizing Program Coordinator at the University of St. Thomas. Before joining the UST team Aaliyah served as the Compliance Director for the Harvest Network of Schools and has also spent time in the classroom as a 6th grade paraprofessional. She is a member of the Coalition of Public Independent Charter School’s advisory council, and Pillsbury United Community’s Charter advisory council. Aaliyah has a Masters in Social Policy and Community and Economic Development from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The PSEO program allowed Aaliyah to graduate high school with 58 credits from the University of Minnesota, and she is excited to expand opportunities for all students.
Brook Lafloe - vice president
LaFloe is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from Belcourt, ND but she was primarily raised on the East Side of Saint Paul, MN where she graduated high school at John A Johnson. Brook earned her Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience and Anthropology from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. During her time in college, she was part of the Tulane women’s basketball team and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. Brook completed her Master’s degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University-Maryland in the summer of 2018. She is involved with the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center and works as a guide at Bright Water Montessori. She transitioned into a part-time role as the Young Women's Initiative (YWI) Assistant Coordinator at the YWCA of Saint Paul after spending 2 years on the Young Women's Cabinet of MN. Brook is also an intern at the Tiwahe Foundation. She enjoys Pow Wowing as a fancy shawl dancer, spending time with her kid brother and engaging in anything sport related.