Learning is a journey: it takes you to new places and introduces you to new ways of thinking. Ricky took a new step in his own journey when he flew from Memphis, TN to study mathematics and music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (He could often be found in rehearsal rooms or on stage singing with his friends.) After spending many summers working with middle and high school students, Ricky became a high school math and science at the Community Charter School of Cambridge. All of his work as a student, teacher, and advisor have developed a deep interest in community, mentorship, music, learning, and storytelling. Ricky values helping people to discover paths towards their best lives. His journey is made with a smile, a song, and a lot of laughter.