Nardos Tesfalidet YJ2 Program Manager

Nardos Tesfalidet


Program Supervisor           

Nardos joined the Right Track team in January 2020. Over the past 15 years she has experience working in college access, special education, community based programs, as well as youth employment. Most recently, she worked with Roseville Area Schools Community Education as a District OST Coordinator. Nardos earned her Bachelor's in Social Work with a concentration in American, Racial & Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus in Program Development, Policy and Administration from Augsburg University. In her free time Nardos loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. 

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Xue Xiong

YJ1 Program Manager   


Xue graduated from Hamline University Fall of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Xue joined the Right Track as a program specialist and now serves as YJ1 Program Manager. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, go fishing and play video games.

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Moua Xiong

YJ2 Program Manager           

Moua Yeng Xiong is a graduate of North Central University, holding a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry. With five years of experience at the City of Saint Paul's Parks and Recreation department, he has served as the Youth Leadership Programs Manager and is currently the Right Track YJ2 Program Manager – overseeing the YJ2 Summer Internship Program, 3M STEP, and Saint Paul Public School Spring Internship. Passionate about supporting youth, Moua is dedicated to helping them navigate life and providing a caring and supportive adult presence. Outside of work, he finds joy spending his leisure time on the water, chasing the next bite — ma-jay-yer!

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Carlo Franco

Youth Engagement and Training Manager

Carlo has worked for the City of Saint Paul since 2013. He re-joined the Right Track Team full time in January 2022 as the Youth Engagement and Training Manager. He works with the YJ1 and YJ2 program to support intern recruitment, youth engagement strategies and training development including work in financial empowerment and banking access. Carlo brings a wide range of experiences working with local non-profits, schools and in partnership with many community stakeholders that continues to fuel his passion for making sure that our youth in Saint Paul have the tools they need to build their personal successes. Carlo earned his bachelor’s degree in child psychology and leadership from the University of Minnesota. He currently serves as a Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commissioner in Saint Paul, is on the Board of Directors for Neighborhood House and the West Side Boosters and was elected in November 2023 to begin a 4-year term on the Saint Paul Schools Board of Education.

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Rawnson Ivanoff

Office Assistant II 

Rawnson started in Right Track as a YJ2 intern in 2017. As an intern, Rawnson was able to practice graphic design and work at multiple levels of government. In 2021, Rawnson was part of Right Track's first User Experience Academy cohort and received a certificate in UX Design. Now, Rawnson helps create promotional materials for both Right Track and City of Saint Paul Parks HR.

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Nico Morseth

Program Specialist 

Nico joined the Right Track team in August of 2022 as the Youth Engagement and Training Program Specialist. Prior to Right Track, Nico started with the city of Saint Paul as a Right Track Intern in 2014 and has worked with the Parks and Recreation department ever since. In Nico's free time, he likes to watch sports and hang out with friends. 

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Rocky Vang


Program Specialist  

Rocky started his journey with Right Track when he was 15. He secured his first internship at Battle Creek Rec Center and now, he’s a Program Specialist with Right Track. Rocky’s role involves supporting youths who are embarking on their journey with Right Track, and working alongside his exceptional team to create effective and exciting youth programs. During his leisure time, Rocky enjoys spending time with my adorable Corgi, Shiloh. 

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Raenicia Smith


Office Assistant II

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Haley Vien


Youth and Community Program Specialist 

Haley is excited to be officially joining the Right Track team as a Youth & Community Program Specialist! She recently graduated from Macalester College with a bachelor's in American Studies as a first-generation college student. She is no stranger to the work that Right Track has been doing since she was an intern with Right Track since February 2022 and would become a job coach that summer. Haley has also been an intern for the Saint Paul Youth Commission since 2020 and can not wait to continue to support youth that are standing up, speaking out, and leading!

Last Edited: January 26, 2024