Ays Necioglu built from the ground up the highly-successful college support, retention, and success components of SEO Scholars including all college programming and advising. Ays led the college portion of the SEO Scholars Program from the time she joined SEO in 2006 until 2017. Since 2018, as Vice President – Clinical Coaching, Training & Development, Ays oversees the clinical advisory curriculum and training of our College Persistence Advisors.
Ays is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker and a Field Instructor for graduate students from Columbia University School of Social Work and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Prior to joining SEO, she spent a year at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) headquarters researching post-crisis development indicators, held a one-year graduate internship at Planned Parenthood, and worked as a program development consultant at LearnServeEthopia.
Ays holds an MS in Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University, an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Practice with Adolescents from New York University Silver School of Social Work, and a BA from Vassar College. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers, National Network for Social Work Management, and the International Association for Youth Mental Health.