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When cyclists race together, they create a ‘peloton’ or group that is able to defy headwinds.

Riders travel much faster as a team than alone. At PelotonU, we believe any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree, regardless of geography or economics. When we support each other, we not only learn faster but also achieve much more than we ever could by ourselves. Here's the mission and values that guide our work.

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EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE – Balance learning and life

The current college education system isn’t serving the students who need it most. That’s why PelotonU has redesigned a path to graduation specifically for working adults who benefit from flexible schedules in a supportive peer environment.

42 %
Of PelotonU students are parents
60 %
Have tried college before
72 %
Are the first in their family to go to college

Average 2-Year

$2,754
Tuition & Fees
10% Graduate on time
4.6 years to degree
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SNHU through PelotonU

$5,500
Tuition & Fees
85% Graduate on time
3 years to degree
Personalized Coaching
Flexible Pace
Project-Based Learning

Average 4-Year

$8,458
Tuition & Fees
53% Graduate on time
5.5 Years to degree
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MEET THE TEAM

An Austin native and graduate of Leadership Austin: Emerge 2015, Hudson earned a degree in Public Policy from Vanderbilt

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University and earned a Certificate of Journalism through an online program at the University of Massachusetts. Before PelotonU he co-founded a political advocacy startup and lived in Guatemala to help launch a rural community development organization.

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Sarah, a co-founder of PelotonU, leads operations and consulting. She graduated from Brown University in 2007 and

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received her Master’s in Educational Administration in 2013. Sarah served for five years at KIPP: Austin Collegiate as a teacher and school leader. Prior to KIPP, she was a 2007 Rio Grande Valley corps member with Teach for America where she taught 9th World Geography and 10th World History.

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Born in Austin and raised in Dallas/ Ft Worth, Navid graduated from The University of North Texas in 2009 and received his

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Masters from Teachers College - Columbia University in 2013. Prior to PelotonU, Navid worked in higher education and partnership development at Columbia University, Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and The New York Times.

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Sara is from the small Texas town of Caddo Mills and attended Texas A&M where she studied Marketing. Since college, Sara has

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worked in under-served communities as a teacher, college counselor, and persistence counselor in the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, and Austin. Before PelotonU, Sara served as the Dean of College Counseling at Austin Achieve Public Schools where she designed a college acceptance and persistence plan for their first graduating class.

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Avianne is a Washington D.C. native and Austin resident since 2013. She graduated from The University of Maryland and

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received her Master's in Educational Psychology from UT: Austin. A former American Psychological Association fellow and current board certified career coach, Avianne has served Austin's higher education community as an instructor, mentor, counselor, and advisor at Austin Community College, UT Austin and Huston-Tillotson University.

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After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erika fled the cold and arrived in sunny San Antonio to serve with

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AmeriCorps. As a City Year Corps Member, she helped students at-risk of dropping out of high school get back on track to graduate. She eventually made her way to Austin where she worked as a College Readiness Advocate at a local high school for two years, helping students navigate the complex college application and admissions processes.

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Born in San Antonio, Cynthia graduated from UT Austin in 2006, earned her Master’s in Higher Education

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Administration and Academic Advising from Sam Houston State University in 2019, and is pursuing an Ed.D in Developmental Education at Texas State University. In the 9 years before joining PelotonU, she served as a high school teacher, leader, and college advising manager at KIPP and district schools in Austin and Houston

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After graduating from the University of Florida in 2007, Silvio spent 12 years supporting student development in Phoenix,

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AZ. He earned his Masters degrees in Secondary Education and Educational Administration from Arizona State University while teaching junior high math and science in a dual language program. After leaving the classroom, he was an assistant principal at a K-8 school and leadership adviser for Anytown Leadership Program, an organization that focuses on social justice and support for high school students' development.

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Born in Mexico and raised in Austin, Wendy earned her associate degree from SNHU with PelotonU

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in 2018 and is now pursuing a Bachelor's in Communications. As the inaugural Peer Coach, Wendy supports student in reaching their academic goals because she knows what it means to be a student with many responsibilities outside of school. She enjoys spending time with her 2 year old and learning new things for her future career in child psychology.

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A Texas native and current SNHU student with PelotonU, Kat support the students of PelotonU in any way she can, as she knows

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what it means to be a student with responsibilities outside school.  She enjoys the hill country very much, and she also enjoys listening to a wide range of music.

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Karen is a Kenyan native and a current SNHU student with PelotonU pursuing her Bachelor's

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degree. She earned her Associate's degree in Healthcare Management from SNHU in 2017, a year after graduating from Pflugerville High School. On the road to completing her Bachelor's, Karen shares her experiences, tricks and knowledge that she has acquired to help other students pursue their degrees.

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Born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and raised in Austin from an early age, Saul graduated from KIPP Austin Collegiate

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before pursuing his degree through PelotonU. He's a current student focused on earning his Bachelor's in Business Management from SNHU.

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We also have seven fantastic board members. Meet PelotonU's board.

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