Category Archives: Spotlight

Members Spotlight

Angel Audiffred – 2010 Fellow

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? Currently I serve as the chief-of-staff for the Council Member of the 10th council district, Ydanis Rodriguez. In this role, I am responsible for all matters related to legislation, funding allocations and the management of staff. Previously, I served other council…
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Anka Twum-Baah – Leadership Board

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I currently work for American Express within the Global Merchant Services business unit developing and executing industry strategies across an $11B portfolio of merchants. I joined American Express shortly after business school. What is your strongest characteristic and how has it…
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Cidra Sebastien – 2010 Fellow

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I am the Associate Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a Harlem based non-profit that provides holistic and comprehensive programs and services for youth ages 6-22. In 1997, I had an life-changing opportunity to study in South Africa with one of the…
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Kenneth Ebie – 2010 Fellow

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I am a litigation associate at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, a law firm that represents many industry leaders in areas such as financial services, telecommunications and media.  I initially pursued a legal education and career in order to understand…
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Paul T. Williams, Jr.

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I am the president of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), a State Authority with two major areas of focus. We provide tax-exempt financing for the State of New York and public state entities as well as…
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Marvin Pierre

I am the Associate Dean of Scholar Life at Summit Academy Charter School in Red Hook, Brooklyn. As a call to action to address the low level of student achievement in Red Hook, we provide students with an educational environment that promotes academic excellence, integrity and character.
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Jennifer Early

I am the Managing Director of Individual Giving for Teach For America – New York. I entered this work because I believe that the absence of universal access to a high-quality education is the civil rights issue of my generation, and I honestly can't imagine devoting my time and energy to a different problem.
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Marilyn Booker

I am the Global Head of Diversity & Work-Life at Morgan Stanley. Very early in my professional career, I made the decision that regardless of the job I had, it had to be one where I helped people, made a difference and actually had an impact.
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