Astar joined the Bench team in 2014 and is responsible for end-to-end project management. Astar and her team ensures each client has real-time metrics relevant to each project for which Bench is entrusted. By leveraging her skills as a change agent, Astar commits to designing and implementing process improvement projects, learning lessons from each project and taking pride in optimizing the efficiency in the operations of an organization. Astar is a key member of Bench’s Board Advisory and Board Consulting Project Team. Her diverse work experiences from freelance designer to in-house project manager have allowed her to develop partnerships across functions and levels of organizations to lead procedure optimization initiatives. Astar is passionate about supporting at-risk youth. She began her career as a Dormitory Manager at a therapeutic boarding school and her passion for at-risk youth remains today. Astar holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.