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Education Unlimited: Staff

Executive and Home Office Staff

Education Unlimited - Matthew Fraser (CEO & Executive Director)

Matthew Fraser, CEO & Executive Director

Matthew Fraser and several college friends founded Education Unlimited in 1993 with the vision of teaching students critical thinking skills in a fun learning environment. For nearly 25 years Matt served as the Program Director of the Stanford Debate Society - the inter-collegiate debate team at Stanford University, and for more than 20 years has served as the Program Director of the debate program at The Head Royce School of Oakland, one of the nation's leading private schools. Matt has been a speaker at numerous conferences and Universities on issues including free speech rights for students, effective SAT preparation, and the effect of extra-curricular activities in college admissions. During his tenure as Executive Director Education Unlimited has grown from a single program with 34 students in its first year to roughly 40 sessions of camp with nearly 1,500 students twenty years later!


Education Unlimited - Jenny Herbert  (COO & CFO)

Jenny Herbert , COO & CFO

After directing and teaching at Education Unlimited summer programs for many years, Jenny joined Education Unlimited's management team in 2003. Her primary responsibilities are to manage the business and financial operations of the company. Jenny earned her MBA with honors from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she received the Deans’ Award for Academic Accomplishment. Jenny’s academic research, focusing on children’s attitudes about reading and math, has been published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology and presented at the meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Teachers Association.


Education Unlimited - Chris Waage (Director of Special Programs & Day Camps)

Chris Waage, Director of Special Programs & Day Camps

New to the EU family in the 2011 summer season, Chris brings the experience and fun of more than 11 years directing summer camps and after school programs. With his love for community and tireless energy, he has impacted youth and recreation professionals throughout the Bay Area. As a consultant and trainer, he continues to raise the standards for best practices in asset centered programming and quality staff development. As the Director of Special Programs and Day Camps, Chris will expand program offerings, create new experiences, and continue to bring endless fun to summer camp.


Education Unlimited - Nermin Fraser (Director of Admissions)

Nermin Fraser, Director of Admissions

Nermin Fraser is Education Unlimited's Director of Admissions.  Nermin came to us after several years as a school administrator, most recently as a high school principal.   The arrival of a new baby girl prompted her to leave school administration and join the Education Unlimited team.

Nermin grew up in Southern California earning her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science with a minor in Business from Whittier College in 1999. She later received a Master's Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Educational Administration. She taught English and speech/debate for 10 years at La Mirada High School in Southern California before going into school administration. Nermin comes to us with extensive experience in student travel having led delegations of students all over the United States and to more then 15 countries across Europe, Asia and the Pacific Southwest. In addition, for the past 10 years, Nermin has served as the vice-president of the California High School Speech Association directing the California High School Speech and Debate State Championships for nearly 2,000 students and coaches from throughout the state of California.



Camp Directors

Education Unlimited - Matthew Fraser (CEO & Executive Director)

Matthew Fraser, CEO & Executive Director

Matthew Fraser and several college friends founded Education Unlimited in 1993 with the vision of teaching students critical thinking skills in a fun learning environment. For nearly 25 years Matt served as the Program Director of the Stanford Debate Society - the inter-collegiate debate team at Stanford University, and for more than 20 years has served as the Program Director of the debate program at The Head Royce School of Oakland, one of the nation's leading private schools. Matt has been a speaker at numerous conferences and Universities on issues including free speech rights for students, effective SAT preparation, and the effect of extra-curricular activities in college admissions. During his tenure as Executive Director Education Unlimited has grown from a single program with 34 students in its first year to roughly 40 sessions of camp with nearly 1,500 students twenty years later!


Education Unlimited - Nermin Fraser (Director of Admissions)

Nermin Fraser, Director of Admissions

Nermin Fraser is Education Unlimited's Director of Admissions.  Nermin came to us after several years as a school administrator, most recently as a high school principal.   The arrival of a new baby girl prompted her to leave school administration and join the Education Unlimited team.

Nermin grew up in Southern California earning her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science with a minor in Business from Whittier College in 1999. She later received a Master's Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Educational Administration. She taught English and speech/debate for 10 years at La Mirada High School in Southern California before going into school administration. Nermin comes to us with extensive experience in student travel having led delegations of students all over the United States and to more then 15 countries across Europe, Asia and the Pacific Southwest. In addition, for the past 10 years, Nermin has served as the vice-president of the California High School Speech Association directing the California High School Speech and Debate State Championships for nearly 2,000 students and coaches from throughout the state of California.


Education Unlimited - Jenny Herbert  (COO & CFO)

Jenny Herbert , COO & CFO

After directing and teaching at Education Unlimited summer programs for many years, Jenny joined Education Unlimited's management team in 2003. Her primary responsibilities are to manage the business and financial operations of the company. Jenny earned her MBA with honors from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she received the Deans’ Award for Academic Accomplishment. Jenny’s academic research, focusing on children’s attitudes about reading and math, has been published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology and presented at the meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Teachers Association.


Education Unlimited - Chris Waage (Director of Special Programs & Day Camps)

Chris Waage, Director of Special Programs & Day Camps

New to the EU family in the 2011 summer season, Chris brings the experience and fun of more than 11 years directing summer camps and after school programs. With his love for community and tireless energy, he has impacted youth and recreation professionals throughout the Bay Area. As a consultant and trainer, he continues to raise the standards for best practices in asset centered programming and quality staff development. As the Director of Special Programs and Day Camps, Chris will expand program offerings, create new experiences, and continue to bring endless fun to summer camp.



At Camp Staff

Education Unlimited - Matthew Fraser (CEO & Executive Director)

Matthew Fraser, CEO & Executive Director

Matthew Fraser and several college friends founded Education Unlimited in 1993 with the vision of teaching students critical thinking skills in a fun learning environment. For nearly 25 years Matt served as the Program Director of the Stanford Debate Society - the inter-collegiate debate team at Stanford University, and for more than 20 years has served as the Program Director of the debate program at The Head Royce School of Oakland, one of the nation's leading private schools. Matt has been a speaker at numerous conferences and Universities on issues including free speech rights for students, effective SAT preparation, and the effect of extra-curricular activities in college admissions. During his tenure as Executive Director Education Unlimited has grown from a single program with 34 students in its first year to roughly 40 sessions of camp with nearly 1,500 students twenty years later!


Education Unlimited - Nermin Fraser (Director of Admissions)

Nermin Fraser, Director of Admissions

Nermin Fraser is Education Unlimited's Director of Admissions.  Nermin came to us after several years as a school administrator, most recently as a high school principal.   The arrival of a new baby girl prompted her to leave school administration and join the Education Unlimited team.

Nermin grew up in Southern California earning her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science with a minor in Business from Whittier College in 1999. She later received a Master's Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Educational Administration. She taught English and speech/debate for 10 years at La Mirada High School in Southern California before going into school administration. Nermin comes to us with extensive experience in student travel having led delegations of students all over the United States and to more then 15 countries across Europe, Asia and the Pacific Southwest. In addition, for the past 10 years, Nermin has served as the vice-president of the California High School Speech Association directing the California High School Speech and Debate State Championships for nearly 2,000 students and coaches from throughout the state of California.


Education Unlimited - Jenny Herbert  (COO & CFO)

Jenny Herbert , COO & CFO

After directing and teaching at Education Unlimited summer programs for many years, Jenny joined Education Unlimited's management team in 2003. Her primary responsibilities are to manage the business and financial operations of the company. Jenny earned her MBA with honors from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she received the Deans’ Award for Academic Accomplishment. Jenny’s academic research, focusing on children’s attitudes about reading and math, has been published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology and presented at the meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Teachers Association.


Education Unlimited - Chris Waage (Director of Special Programs & Day Camps)

Chris Waage, Director of Special Programs & Day Camps

New to the EU family in the 2011 summer season, Chris brings the experience and fun of more than 11 years directing summer camps and after school programs. With his love for community and tireless energy, he has impacted youth and recreation professionals throughout the Bay Area. As a consultant and trainer, he continues to raise the standards for best practices in asset centered programming and quality staff development. As the Director of Special Programs and Day Camps, Chris will expand program offerings, create new experiences, and continue to bring endless fun to summer camp.