On a professional sense, I genuinely enjoy the work that I get to do with CCNY. As someone who comes from a more clinical background, the contributions we make to systems change is awe-inspiring.
Why are you in nonprofit work?
I never make a point to look for work in the nonprofit sector. I knew the type of work I wanted to do on a day-to-day basis, and I wanted an agency that shared my values; luckily, the result always ends up being nonprofit work.
Why is CCNY’s mission important to you?
As someone who worked in counseling, trying to tackle systemic challenges seems like a daunting and impossible task. CCNY contributes to the changes that I want to see on a more societal level, and does so with an incredible team of solution-focused thinkers.
Who is a hero of yours?
Most of the women in my life. My grandma taught me resiliency, my mom taught me self-respect, my sisters taught me self-love, my friend Kara taught me to just go for it, and my coworkers here at CCNY taught me how to value my work.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have recently started learning how to bake, and how to create my favorite desserts. I particularly enjoy sugar work and French pastries.
What’s something quirky about you?
I’m a nihilist who enjoys tea time and floral wallpapers.
What’s in your coffee?
All of my hopes and dreams and a splash of non-alcoholic Irish cream.