Maria Testani, 2011 Mentor Coach, 2013 Mentor Coach
Northern Tier Energy, Director, Planning & Strategy
New York University, BS, 2004; Columbia University, MBA, 2011
As a first-generation college student myself, I understand the importance of mentoring. I owe a lot of my career success to my mentor. He has guided me for over eight years in both my career and in life. I am forever grateful and want to pay it forward. I was a Mentor Coach for the 2011 NYNY class and had such a great experience that I cannot wait for another two years!
Aduke Thelwell, 2012 Mentor Coach, 2014 Mentor Coach
Kekst & Company, Strategic Communications Associate
Swarthmore College, BA, 2003; Harvard University, MBA, 2009
Morgan Stanley Fellowship
Mentors, both formal and informal, have made all the difference in my career and I definitely want to "pay it forward." The Fellows in NYNY are truly exceptional and it is really a privilege to have the opportunity to get to know them and be a part of creating their success. Plus, the weekend sessions have such great content that I can truthfully say I learn almost as much as the Fellows do from participating!
Devin Thomas, 2011 Mentor Coach
J.P. Morgan, Investor
Endowments & Foundations Group
Brown University, BA, 2007
I became a Mentor Coach because I strongly believe in the mission of New York Needs You and the way that the organization is run. I've been the beneficiary of having a strong mentor in my own life and am excited for the opportunity to pay it forward.
Jihan Thompson, 2011 Mentor Coach
O Magazine, Health Editor
University of Pennsylvania, BA, 2007
I became a Mentor Coach because I wanted to help Fellows achieve their career aspirations, and I found that the program's mission allows Fellows to create a solid foundation that will make them stronger candidates for jobs upon graduation. I believe that my background in publishing, working at Glamour and Marie Claire prior to joining Redbook, will allow me to help a Fellow reach his or her career goals in the publishing industry.
Alejandra Thompson, 2012 Mentor Coach
Emory University, BBA, 2009
I am thrilled to be a 2012 Mentor Coach and to get the opportunity to work with such a talented, ground-breaking group of Fellows. I have found mentorship to be very helpful in the transitional phases of my life to gain perspective and ultimately feel more confident in my decisions and future action steps. I hope to be able to pass on some of the guidance and advice I have received over the years.
Francis Thumpasery, 2014 Mentor Coach
McKinsey & Company, Business Analyst
Harvard University, BA, 2013
I am excited to work with anyone interested in exploring different professional opportunities in business and finance, both in the US and abroad. I have worked in a range of areas, from consulting to finance to start ups in a variety of countries.
Abraham Tiamiyu, 2012 Mentor Coach
APG Asset Management US Inc., Associate
Global Private Equity
Georgetown University, BA, 2009
Having moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 to attend college, I have benefitted a great deal from mentors who helped to guide my personal, academic and professional development. The mentorship program at NYNY allows me to give back and to serve my immediate community here in New York.
Peter Tilton, 2012 Mentor Coach
Spencer Stuart, Research Analyst
Board & CEO Practice
Harvard University, BA, 2010
I became a Mentor Coach because I believe in NYNY's mission and think it is an extremely exciting time to become part of the organization. I hope that my background provides Fellows with insight into both the executive search industry as well as the numerous industries we consult with.
Lindsay Trombley, 2012 Mentor Coach
Verizon Wireless, Marketing Strategist
Global Business Services
Duke University, BA, 2005; Columbia University, MBA, 2011
I first heard about NYNY from a friend and was immediately interested because it sounded like a great way to make an impact. I attended a workshop and was hooked by the high energy level and positive attitude of the Fellows and Mentor Coaches I met. After college, I worked at a law firm before changing course, attending Columbia Business School and coming to IBM to be a consultant. I look forward to supporting my Fellow in starting on his or her own career path over the next two years.
Marianna Tu, 2011 Mentor Coach
New York Needs You, Chief Program Officer
Harvard University, BA, 2009
In the first Mentor Coach workshop we reflected on our own mentors and their impact on our lives, reminding everyone in the room why we decided to commit our time to NYNY. My Fellow is pursuing a career in neurosurgery. My role is to help her not only break into this field, but also develop the communication skills and confidence that will ensure she excels there. Cultivating her love of teaching and literature will be as important to her success as supporting her dedication to public health.
Genaira Tyce, 2012 Mentor Coach
National Labor Relations Board, Board Attorney
Hampton University, BA, 2006; Duke University, JD, 2009
I became a Mentor Coach because of the wonderful mission NYNY supports and the infectious atmosphere created by the Fellows, Mentor Coaches, and staff. At each workshop, event, and fundraiser, the passion with which Fellows seek knowledge, and Mentor Coaches and staff provide guidance and nurture dreams, is palpable. I am thrilled I can participate in such a worthy cause, and I look forward to seeing the remarkable inroads the Fellows make in their careers. They are simply inspirational.