Hometown: New York, NY
Alma Mater: Cornell University
Industry: Capital Markets
Hobbies: Running, Travel, Cooking, Reading
Fun Fact: Before starting college I had moved 11 times – across 4 continents and 6 countries.
How did you get involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board?
I was introduced to the Children’s Scholarship Fund through friends of mine from New York. They had invited me to attend one of the Young Leaders’ sponsored events where I learned more about the charity and the amazing work that the members were doing to help students from low income families gain access to better education. After attending the event, I contacted the board and asked how I could get involved.
What do you hope to learn or gain from being a YL Member?
I hope to become a more active member in my community through my involvement on the board. I wholeheartedly believe that education is at the core of building a strong, healthy community and shaping the success and happiness of adolescents. When prioritized, education opens doors to opportunities that allow students to reach their maximum potential; I want to do my part in making that achievement possible.
Why is education important to you?
I attribute everything that I have been able to accomplish to my family’s emphasis on education. My education gave me the confidence and awareness to make informed, good decisions; it introduced me to a community of driven and open minded people that have inspired and challenged me; and has ultimately put me in a place where I feel like I am contributing positively to my community. Education has the ability to affect positive change and I want to foster that.