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Celina Lee – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? What is the biggest challenge of your work? I am the Business Development Director and General Counsel at AKAStudy, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engine to create innovative educational services and software. Our mission is to build technology to help people learn andread more
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The Possibility Project – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? The Possibility Project brings teenagers together to transform the negative forces in their lives and communities into positive action.  Using the performing arts and community action as vehicles, our youth learn to build relationships across difference, resolve conflicts, engage in their communities, and lead. What makes your organization so unique inread more
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Gigi Chavez de Arnavat – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel in the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs.  I advise the Emerging Markets Latin America sales and trading business and serve as counsel to various risk committees of the firm. I am alsoread more
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Nyron Persaud – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am executive compensation and employee benefits attorney. I have always had an interest in law as a profession and when it came to choosing a practice it was important to me to focus on area that directly impacts people inread more
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Public Theater – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? As the nation’s foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics. The Public’s mandate to createread more
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Jennifer Minezaki – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Director, Communications for Disney Channels Worldwide.  I oversee communication and press relations for Disney XD, including its properties with Marvel and Lucasfilm, and Disney Channel’s popular franchise — Disney Channel Original Movies. While attending USC, I worked onread more
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Reena Abraham – CUP Fellow Spotlight

 What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I run the education portfolio at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national community development financial intermediary.  The education portfolio mostly consists of charter school real estate loans and grants.  I came to work here through my experience with charter school lendingread more
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NMSS – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want do something about multiple sclerosis now – to create a world free of MS. What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? We help each person affectedread more
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Paul Yoon – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Litigation Partner at an international law firm, Wong Fleming PC. After college, I started my career with an interest in public service and served as Special Assistant to Washington DC Mayor, Anthony Williams. After graduating law school, Iread more
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Leslie Hale – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am currently the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust. I took my first finance class at Howard University and I fell in love with the idea of turning one dollar into two dollars. Withread more
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