Jesse Williams

Chief Brand Ambassador & Board Member



Jesse Williams is Scholly’s Chief Brand Ambassador and a Board Member. A graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams was a high school history teacher before beginning his professional acting career. Jesse is best known for playing Dr. Jackson Avery in the hit series Grey’s Anatomy for seven seasons and his feature credits include Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods and upcoming thriller Jacob’s Ladder.

He has used his public stage to become a respected and outspoken advocate for education, equality and social justice. In addition to partnering with us, he is also the youngest member of the Board of Directors at  Advancement Project, a leading national civil rights and policy organization, sits on the Advisory Board of Harry Belafonte’s social justice think tank,, is the Executive Producer of Question Bridge: Black Males, and the co-host of NBA podcast Open Run Show.

In addition to driving awareness of Scholly to as many students and families as possible, Jesse brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to the table to help Scholly deliver equal access to education for communities across America.