Jacqueline Jackson, 2012 Mentor Coach
Ralph Lauren, Director of Planning for Footwear and Accessories
Pennsylvania State University, BA, 2002
I became a mentor to inspire and to be inspired. I’ve made choices at pivotal points in my college years and beyond that have resulted in a gratifying job and an enjoyable life. Because of my experience, I can offer guidance, support, and encouragement. It is awesome to witness talented young adults on the road to achievement. The Mentor Coach/Fellow relationship is indeed mutually beneficial.
Alex Janoff, 2013 Mentor Coach
Acadia Realty Trust, Associate
Washington University, BSBA, 2010
I became a Mentor Coach because I strongly believe in the NYNY mission and platform, and I'm passionate about contributing to the cause. I would not be where I am today without the mentoring and guidance I've received throughout my life, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to pay it forward and help my Fellow reach his or her full potential.
Jess Jennings, 2012 Mentor Coach
Edelman, Assistant Account Executive
Columbia University, BA, 2010
As a recent college graduate, I understand the complexities and difficulties that students face when entering today's job market. I've experienced the frustrations of feeling that I had so much potential, but lacked the network I needed to enter my industry of interest. I look forward to the opportunity to share the network that I have built with my Fellow while continuing to make long-lasting career connections with my peers in the 2012 Mentor Coach class.
Lily Jiang, 2014 Mentor Coach
University of Sydney, BA, 2006
I am interested in being a Mentor Coach as I have previously participated in similar programs and found them to be extremely rewarding. I have recently moved to NYC from Sydney, Australia. I am a Manager in PwC's management consulting group. I have over 7 years experience in strategy and operational consulting. I believe sharing my professional and my previous coaching experience will help my Fellow to build confidence, identify their goals and explore professional/career opportunities.
Nancy Jin, 2014 Mentor Coach
TowerBrook Capital Partners, Associate
University of Pennsylvania, BS, 2012
As someone who has recently started on a career path, I know first hand how difficult jump-starting a career from college can be. I was fortunate enough to have mentors who guided me through the discovery process. In turn, I chose to become an NYNY Mentor Coach to pay it forward and make a meaningful impact on bright, hardworking, and ambitious students who may not have access to as many valuable resources as I did.
Zach Johnson, 2012 Mentor Coach
AOL, Account Manager, Video
AOL On Network
Stanford University, BA, 2009
As a member of the NYNY community, I hope I can share the leadership and networking skills I’ve learned over the last five years with the NYNY Fellows. I think that since I started my career in finance and recently transitioned to the media/tech field there are a wide variety of tips I’ve learned that I would love to share with Fellows interested in these industries.
Stacey-Ann Johnson, 2012 Mentor Coach
Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Associate Director
Financial Planning & Analysis
Columbia University, BA, 2003; University of Pennsylvania, MBA, 2010
Howard E. Mitchell Fellowship, Credit Suisse Fellowship, Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow
I became a Mentor Coach in order to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to exceed both academically and professionally. I would recommend that all individuals who have been gifted with a strong education and career participate in giving to, and learning from, a Fellow.
Russell Jones, 2012 Mentor Coach
Oliver Wyman, Consultant
Cornell University, BA, 2006
I became a Mentor Coach to help a Fellow navigate the internship and employment maze. I know from experience that the process can be daunting, and having someone that knows the process can be invaluable. I know my own career path has evolved quite a bit, and I am thankful to the people who have helped along the way. I hope to pay some of that knowledge forward as a Mentor Coach.
Allison Jones, 2014 Mentor Coach
Pearson, Head of Communities, Higher Education
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, BBA, 1996
Your college years should be among of the most exciting years of your life. But for me, as a first-generation college student in Wisconsin, those years were a struggle. Working full-time, aimless, feeling like an outsider and flip-flopping between schools, I spent seven years pursuing my degree. What my life lacked, what so many joyful, successful college students had, was a caring, experienced mentor. Since college, mentors have changed my life; I’m grateful, and it’s time to give back.
Danielle Jones, 2012 Mentor Coach
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Editor
Columbia University, BS, 2009; University of Oxford, MSt, 2011
New York Needs You really blew me away with the passion and commitment of all the people involved. I became a Mentor Coach because of these people and because of the obvious impact they are making in the lives of their Fellows. As a writer and a Mentor Coach, I'm looking forward to spending the next two years teaching, guiding, and growing alongside my Fellow.
Andrew Jordan, 2012 Mentor Coach
McKinsey & Company, Business Analyst
Emory University, BBA, 2009
I became a Mentor Coach to contribute to NYNY's inspiring mission and help enthusiastic and motivated Fellows get closer to their goals. Having met the Fellows, Staff, and other Mentor Coaches, I am honored to be a part of such a bright and committed organization and look forward to the time I'll spend with NYNY and it's amazing people.
Adam Judd, 2013 Mentor Coach
University of Pennsylvania, BS, 2011
I feel privileged to be able to serve as a Mentor Coach for NYNY. I decided to become involved with the organization because I was truly impressed by the remarkable impact NYNY has on the Fellows. The community is an extremely impressive group of people, both Mentor Coaches and Fellows included, and I have enjoyed the ability to help others in their pursuit of academic, professional, and personal goals.
Javed Jussa, 2013 Mentor Coach
Deutsche Bank, Quantitative Equity Strategist
University of British Columbia, B.A.Sc., 1999; University of Western Ontario, MBA, 2005
Having never had a mentor, I was unaware of all the opportunities available to me upon graduation and thereafter. As a NYNY Mentor Coach, I hope to enable Fellows to reach their potential by educating them about career and life skills that they can develop and pursue. A career in quantitative finance, technology, and management consulting has allowed me to indulge in a jungle gym of industries, experiences, and adventures which I can share and leverage to help guide Fellows on the multitude of opportunities available to them.