Shaina Abraham Program Supervisor

Shaina Abraham

(she/her/hers)

Program Director
shaina.abraham@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.6547

Shaina joined the Right Track team in January 2019 as the Program Supervisor. With over twenty years of experience working with young people she is dedicated to promoting life-long learning.  Shaina has her Master’s Degree in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota. Over the years, Shaina has supported teams of youth workers, coordinated multiple state grants, and managed the day to day operations of a small non-profit. In her free time, she loves to cook, travel, root for the MN Twins, and be outdoors. 


Dan Aliperto YJ02 Coordinator

Dan Aliperto

(he/him/his) 

YJ01 Program Manager 
dan.aliperto@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.6169

Dan has been with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation for 24 years in the field as a Community Recreation Specialist at a number of recreation centers in all parts of the city.  He joined the Right Track team prior to the 2018 summer program as the YJ1 Program Coordinator.  Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University in 2017.  In addition to coaching his daughter in various sports, Dan volunteers as a youth baseball coach for a 14/15 years old Babe Ruth league and serves on their board of directors as the league president. 


Nardos Tesfalidet YJ2 Program Manager

Nardos Tesfalidet

(she/her/hers)

YJ2 Program Manager
Nardos.Tesfalidet@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.6509

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. 


Sarah Jenkins _ Right Track

​Sarah Jenkins

(she/her/hers)

Right Track Manager Assistant 
sarah.jenkins@ci.stpaul.mn.us 
651.266.6167

Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota spring of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She joined the Right Track team the summer of 2018 as a job coach. In the fall of 2018, she permanently joined the team as a management assistant. She loves Saint Paul and going to community events and festivals, she especially loves the State Fair. She is enthusiastic to work with the Right Track program as well as building a strong connection within her community. 


Dae Jaun Payne

Dae Jaun Payne

(she/her/hers)

Right Track Office Assistant ll
dae.jaun.payne@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.6363

After graduating from Como Park Sr. High in 2012, Dae Jaun initiated her career journey at The Rice Street Teen Zone. Here she gained transferable work skills such as creating a welcoming environment and leading others. After working various jobs, she decided to continue gaining useful job readiness skills by taking courses at Summit Academy OIC and HIRED. Through HIRED she obtained an internship with the City of Saint Paul Fire Department. Dae Jaun decided she wanted to work in the Public-Sector where she sought after the position that she currently holds as a Clerical Trainee with the Right Track Program. She quickly adjusted to the demands of the position, has demonstrated strong technology skills, and is a valuable asset to the team, particularly her ability to connect with the youth as an alumna of the program. 


Rawnson Ivanoff headshot

Rawnson Ivanoff

Youth Program Assistant

Rawnson started in Right Track as a YJ2 intern in 2017. During his internship, he was able to learn and practice many workplace skills. Rawnson was also able to explore photo editing programs by designing event posters and schedules. He is now able to use these skills as part of the Right Track team where he continues to create promotional materials, most notably Right Track’s 2018, 2019 and 2020 Impact Reports. In his free time, Rawnson is a volunteer sex educator with Twin Cities Teen Council. He presents in classrooms, educates his peers, and advocates for sex education and reproductive rights. 

Contact Right Track at (651) 266-6363 or RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Last Edited: July 20, 2021