Our Program Team

Meet the fantastic key members of our team who are working diligently behind the scene and actively engaging with our students both virtually and at local high schools!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lynne W. Gassant

Executive Director

Grew up in Haiti, Lynne W. Gassant is a first-generation college student and the first in her family to complete a college education. While still in her early 20s and completing her undergraduate studies, Lynne founded Scholar Career Coaching in December of 2012 so that other students, much like her, could excel in their academics too—with the right support, success strategies, and mentorship. Her mission for Scholar CC is to coach, motivate, and support first-generation college-bound students, focusing on English as a Second Language. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in public management from FAU and a master’s degree in human resources management from FIU. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and a former advisory board member for the City of Boynton Beach Education & Youth. 

As Scholar CC’s founder, and executive director, she still manages to live a full, well-rounded life as an HR professional/consultant, a wife, mother of two, and a big sister. Two fun facts about Lynne, she enjoys Korean TV Drama, and in 2017 she competed in the Mrs. Florida United States Pageant as Mrs. Palm Beach County. She was 4th Runner Up! To read Lynne’s full story, visit: scholarcc.com/our-story

Rachel Bonnaig

Mentoring Program Manager

Rachel Bonnaig has enjoyed working in Education and After School Youth Enrichment programs for over 15 years. As the new Mentoring Program Manager for Scholar Career Coaching, she is passionate about inspiring youth to believe that with perseverance and a plan, their dreams are tangible. Rachel is a light-worker and uses her “it’s figureoutable” attitude to encourage others to succeed in the workplace and beyond. When Rachel is not busy changing the world one youth at a time, she enjoys working as a Session Singer/Songwriter, spending time with her family and friends, Graphic Design, and relaxing on the beach. 

Fun fact, Rachel is a Certified Diver and obtained this credential to get over her fear of deep water.


Student Success Manager

Bio coming soon