Education Unlimited is a premier academic summer camp company located in Berkeley, CA. Our headquarter office is comprised of education experts bringing years of experience in teaching, school administration, and academic programs to creating a learning adventure for your child each summer.
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. During his tenure as Executive Director Education Unlimited has grown from a single program with 34 students in its first year to roughly 50 sessions of camp on about a dozen college campuses, with nearly 2,000 students attending each summer some twenty years later!
Jenny Herbert, MBA: CFO
After directing 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.
Lauren Keough, MA: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Lauren has over a decade of experience teaching middle school in just about every subject except math. She has worked as a teacher in New York City in The Bronx and Harlem in both district and public charter schools. Most recently, she served as the Dean of Teaching and Learning for KIPP: S.T.A.R. College Preparatory Middle School, coaching History and English teachers and working on the school leadership team. She has written curricula that have been used regionally across schools and values raising the rigor bar while keeping engagement high. Lauren has a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA in History and Art History, a Master's Degree in Teaching from Lehman College, and an additional Master's Degree in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she focused her research on teacher support in comprehensive high schools and published work on creating the conditions for successful instructional coaching. Lauren is passionate about supporting instructors, and creating valuable professional development to guide adult learning, and brings this to her work as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Nermin Kamel, MA: Director of Admissions
As a former high school principal, Nermin brings a wealth of experience in education. Her years as a teacher and school administrator have helped her to hone a deep understanding of the needs of students, teachers, and staff. In addition, to her Master's Degree in Educational Administration, Nermin holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and English as well as a minor in Business Administration. She began her career in education as an English and speech/debate teacher and spent 15 years as Vice-President of the California High School Speech Association. In this role, she directed the California State Speech and Debate Championships for over 2,000 students and coaches from across the state each year. With her dedication to education and her passion for nurturing young talent, Nermin is a valuable member of our Education Unlimited and Camp Brainy Bunch teams.
Eric Brandt, Director of Operations
Eric brings over a decade of experience in program management, nonprofit operations, and logistics to his role as Director of Operations. At Education Unlimited, he is responsible for camp logistics, supply management, and general operations. Prior to joining the EU team in 2018, Eric held program management roles at Kiva and Wishbone.org. In addition to his program management experience, he is an avid photographer and has contributed his images to the marketing endeavors of both EU and his previous organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Macalester College.