“Serve the people at the bottom. The people at the top don’t need your help.”
- Yuri Kochiyama
There is an opportunity to serve and learn everyday everywhere. Everything we do and say can be used as a bridge or vehicle to connect and move us forward in our understanding and liberation. With that purpose I use my know-how to link people and ideas together, disrupt conformity and evoke new thought and perspective.
I’ve worked with Brooklyn communities and organizations acting as Volunteer Event Coordinator, and as a graphic designer for The Mount Hope Project. I’ve moderated panel discussions around issues facing undocumented immigrant youth for The Boaz Organization for Youth, and planned fundraising events for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
Presently I teach civic engagement to Brooklyn youth with The Service Learning Project where we give them opportunities to create real change in their communities. I’ve heard “What can one person really do?” too many times. I’m hopeful in teaching them what one person can do, and in solidarity, what we can do together.
I am the Learning Success Director for WeThrive, an organization that prepares and empowers low-income youth to rise as entrepreneurial economic leaders and break the cycle of poverty. As a long time entrepreneur who aspires to support other entrepreneurs and amplify marginalized voices, this role embodies so much of my mission.