Our Story

Victoria and Chrystal first met in the copy room of a public charter high school in Houston, TX. Victoria was a math teacher, while Chrystal taught English and Literature. Both graduates of The University of Texas at Austin, the two quickly discovered that they shared more than just an alma mater. They also shared a passion for serving diverse communities through education. Since then, Victoria and Chrystal have dedicated themselves to providing schools, organizations, families, and students with the support and resources necessary to expand their access to higher education.

Our Beliefs

Our Vision

It is our vision that groups that have historically had inequitable access to education will feel just as prepared and positioned for post-high school success as other students. Our hope is that our collaboration with local communities fosters a culture of excellence in education for all.

Our Mission

Dean+Golden education bridges the gap in access to institutions of higher education by providing high-quality standardized test preparation, academic tutoring, college advising, and financial planning to students and their families.

Our People

Victoria Dean
CEO | Co-founder
Georgia Institute of Technology
Environmental Engineering MS/MBA '20
Chrystal Golden
COO | Co-founder
Emory University
Master of Divinity '20
Terrance Gresham, MBA
Board Member
Northeastern Univerity College Student Development and Counseling, MS