Christine Leach, 2010 Mentor Coach
Duke University, BA, 2007
NYNY has introduced me to a fantastic community of bright, motivated and interesting people: Fellows, Mentor Coaches, Volunteers, and Staff. The experience has well exceeded my expectations!
Darryn Lee, 2012 Mentor Coach
BlackRock, Portfolio Analytics Analyst
Temple University, BBA, 2011
Originally from Compton, CA, and the product of a single mother upbringing, I am able to resonate with many of the NYNY Fellows. Roles in a mentorship capacity not only broaden your sense of how you teach others, but also how you interpret varying circumstances. The Mentor Coach role within NYNY allows you to gain such exposure, and in turn, allows you to leave a lasting impact on a Fellow's life. My experiences will allow me to engage my Fellow in a way that will strengthen their character.
Samuel Levin, 2012 Mentor Coach
Daiwa Asset Management, Analyst
Lafayette College, BA, 2009
I became a Mentor Coach to provide those without any guidance the opportunity to make the most of their great potential. Being a Career Coach has given me the certainty to know I would like to be a full time Mentor Coach, introducing me to extremely capable Fellows I could directly help as a mentor and friend. I hope to make a difference by helping those without the resources that many have been fortunate enough to have.
Scott Levy, 2012 Mentor Coach
Sandler O'Neill + Partners, Analyst
The University of Texas at Austin, BBA, BSc, 2010
My mentors have been key in helping me achieve my goals by offering their advice, support, and resources. I started volunteering with NYNY last year so I could have the same impact on a Fellow’s life. After my first workshop, it was clear that NYNY has some of the most motivated, excited, and dynamic college students in New York. Their ambition was contagious. I applied to be a Mentor Coach so I could join and contribute to an organization with a great mission. I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
Tracy Li, 2010 Mentor Coach, 2012 Mentor Coach
Ziff Brothers Investments, Analyst
Harvard University, BA, 2009
I became a Mentor Coach because I believe in the power of mentoring. I’ve been fortunate to have role models in my life who’ve provided invaluable advice through my academic, professional and personal decisions. As a NYNY Mentor Coach, I hope to pay it forward. In my experience thus far, I’ve been ceaselessly impressed and inspired by the Fellows and other Mentor Coaches. I feel fortunate to be part of such an outstanding organization of people.
Iolani Lightbourne, 2011 Mentor Coach
Morgan Stanley, Diversity Campus Recruiter
New York University, BA, 2008
As a recruiter in the financial services industry, I am able to use my background in coaching college students to help my Fellow effectively articulate and ultimately realize her career ambitions. By drawing upon a variety of experiences such as being a part of an analyst rotational program at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital, performing in a dance company, and college internships in advertising and law, I hope to build her self-confidence and help my Fellow reach her maximum potential.
Vivian Liu, 2011 Mentor Coach
OrbiMed Advisors, Private Equity Analyst
Stanford University, BA, 2008
Being a Mentor Coach is a tremendous privilege. It has been such a rewarding experience to work with the motivated, curious, ambitious students in the NYNY Fellows class. My Fellow's enthusiasm is inspiring, and I hope he learns as much from me as I do from him.
Justin Lo Iacono, 2012 Mentor Coach
Goldman Sachs, Private Equity Analyst
Georgetown University, BsBA, 2010
After hearing about NYNY from friends and meeting Fellows who were interning, I knew I wanted to become a Mentor Coach. I am excited to meet more ambitious Fellows and serve as a resource to help them reach their full potential. As a Mentor Coach, I hope to leverage my professional and personal network to help Fellows achieve their career ambitions.
Junior Louis, 2012 Mentor Coach
Goldman Sachs, Analyst
Baruch College, BBA, 2012
INROADS NY Intern of the Year 2011 and INROADS Academic Achievement Award 2010
I became a Mentor Coach because I am a first-generation college student as well and can understand the difficulties the Fellows might face in school. I would recommend others to become a Mentor Coach because I believe a mentor is essential to achieve academic and professional success. I hope my experience in Accounting and Finance can help build the career of a Fellow.
Alexis Maule, 2010 Mentor Coach
Credit Suisse, Global Industrials Analyst
Harvard University, BA, 2008
My mother is a Colombian immigrant who came to the US for a better education. She was first in her family to attend college, heading to a state school, when her guidance counselor suggested she apply to Harvard. That suggestion changed the course of her life. I became a Mentor Coach to help guide first generation college students, like my mother, who have high achievement and intellectual curiosity but need tools and resources to fulfill their career aspirations and develop as professionals.
Zoila Mendez, 2010 Mentor Coach
J.P. Morgan, Originator
Community Development - Tax Oriented Investments
Fordham University, BS, 2007
Management Leadership for Tomorrow INROADS
My Fellow, Maria, is interested in a career in social justice. She is passionate and dedicated to absolving the world’s problems. Our passions for social impact are aligned. Currently, I work in community development, providing financing for social and economic projects in low income communities. I have learned to combine my interests with realistic career functions. I hope to pass on the same knowledge to Maria so she can accomplish all her personal and professional goals.
Lamar Myers, 2010 Mentor Coach, 2012 Mentor Coach
Alvarez & Marsal, Associate
Real Estate Advisory Services
Baruch College, BS, 2006
When asked about what drives me to get out of bed in the morning, my answers have always been my family, building a successful career and giving back to my community. I believe I have paid a lot of attention to the first two things on this list, but I have not lived up to my expectations in the area of giving back to my community. Becoming a Mentor Coach with New York Needs You in 2012 is a great opportunity for me to give back to a high-potential college student in New York City.
Ramsey Nabahani, 2011 Mentor Coach
BNP Paribas, Debt Capital Markets
University of California, Berkeley, BA, 2007
As a first generation Lebanese American, I hope to harness some of my personal experiences to pass on to my fellow. I grew up in Southern California and have since moved out to New York to pursue a career in finance. Along the way, I have drawn inspiration from parents, coaches, and managers. Now, I look forward to serving as a Mentor Coach and guiding my Fellow towards his life and career aspirations.
Amna Naseer, 2011 Mentor Coach
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Head of Strategy for Wealth Management & Investment Solutions
London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc, 1997; Oxford University, MPhil, 1999
Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford University
I became a Mentor Coach to help contribute to the development of extremely inspiring individuals who are set to become exemplary leaders in their chosen fields tomorrow!
Matthew Newcomb, 2011 Mentor Coach
Financial Markets Advisory
Brown University, BA, 2007
I decided I wanted to become a Mentor Coach after several conversations with friends and work colleagues involved in NYNY. I was amazed by the unique impact Mentor Coaches have had through the NYNY program, by the stories of the relationships forged between Mentor Coaches and Fellows, and by the strong sense of community that permeates the NYNY network. I've only been a Mentor Coach for a few months, and can already say that I've benefitted personally and increased my own sense of confidence.
Laura Numair, 2011 Mentor Coach
Goldman Sachs, Fundamental Equity
University of California, Berkeley, BA, 2007
My Fellow is interested in pursuing a career in investment banking and I feel that I can heavily draw upon my experience at Goldman Sachs to help her achieve her career aspirations. I believe that I can leverage my first-hand knowledge of the on campus recruiting process to help my Fellow identify internship opportunities that are aligned with her professional interests. At the same time, I am excited to leverage my network to help my Fellow recognize and attain her long term career goals.
Helen Pan, 2011 Mentor Coach
Barclays Capital, Associate
Harvard University, BA, 2008
I joined NYNY as a Mentor Coach in the hopes of sharing my own experiences as a first generation college student with others. I have been able to do more than this - through NYNY, I have been inspired by the experiences of others, including my Fellow. I have received far more from this program than I ever thought I would and am truly happy to be part of NYNY.
Jason Perlroth, 2012 Mentor Coach
Grand Run Capital, LLC, Director & Principal/Co-Founder
Quinnipiac University, BA, 2005
I admire the Fellows' desire to further their career prospects and their drive to succeed. Recognizing that they want greater exposure to the higher education system and their career beyond takes maturity, courage and ambition--traits to which all should aspire. Giving back is a meaningful part of my life, and becoming a Mentor Coach is a wonderful way to marry this passion with the Fellows' needs.
Jason Price, 2011 Mentor Coach
J.P. Morgan, Prime Brokerage Sales Analyst
University of Southern California, BS, 2010
NCAA Academic and 2x Athletic All-American (Track & Field)
The role of Mentor Coach has made me aware of my unique position to share my experiences and help influence meaningful growth in the live of a student with similar aspirations to my own. The program helps you realize how providing opportunity and perspective can dramatically change the course of a young person's life; we are the catalysts to move our Fellows beyond past difficulties and hardships and to realize their full potential.
Nasir Qadree, 2010 Mentor Coach
State Street Corporation, Officer
Investment Manager Services
Hampton University, BS, 2008
It’s what my mother and grandmother told me I have to do. From an early age, they instilled in me the importance of giving back. Being a Mentor Coach allows me time to work with my Fellow to help him design a game plan of the best way to realize his dreams and ambitions. I want to ingrain in my Fellow’s mind that he can do anything that he dedicates his heart, mind and energy to, regardless of the resources available to him. I’m extremely passionate about this concept because when I was going through college I did not have anyone to serve as a soundboard for my thoughts, aid me in planning out my career, and help me understand the importance of service. As a Mentor Coach, I strive to instill in my Fellow confidence and sharpen his ability to express his ideas. I also attempt to share with my Fellow my experiences and perspectives as a young professional in the financial services industry as well as connect him to resources and people that will help him in pursuing his goals. I sincerely care about my Fellow and his goals and I am wholeheartedly dedicated to working tirelessly to ensure that he is prepared to compete alongside the best in this world.
Benis Reyes, 2010 Mentor Coach, 2012 Mentor Coach
Goldman Sachs, Associate
Private Wealth Management
New York University, BA, 2007; Columbia University, MBA, 2012
As the first in my family to go to college, I feel extremely fortunate for my experiences and where they have led me to today. However, if I could have benefited from a program like that of NYNY’s, I am certain that I would have had many more exciting opportunities to choose from upon graduation. I believe I would have been precisely the kind of candidate that NYNY’s mission targets, and I have made it my own personal mission to give back to others who faced similar challenges.
Fitz Robertson, 2012 Mentor Coach
J.P. Morgan, Associate
Global Investment Managament
Hampden-Sydney College, BA, 2009
I became a Mentor Coach because I strongly believe in the mission of NYNY and the leadership of the organization. As the first in my family to go to college, I am extremely fortunate for my experiences and opportunities thus far. Due to immensely benefiting from my mentors' perspectives and guidance, I realized the invaluable influence that a mentor can have on shaping meaningful growth in a young person's life and I am excited about doing just that.
Terrance Rogers, 2012 Mentor Coach
Deutsche Bank, Analyst
Georgia State University, BBA, 2010
New York Needs You is an incredible organization that touches the lives of students with stories similar to my own. As a first-generation college student, my college and career success has been directly linked to mentor advice and foresight. I hope through NYNY to have an impact on a college student's life like my mentors did with me. For those looking to make a positive impact in someone's life, I encourage you to get involved.
Elizabeth Roldan, 2011 Mentor Coach
The Standard, Customer Service Specialist
SUNY Binghamton, BA, 2004; Georgetown University, Coursework in International Affairs, 2007
I became a Mentor Coach because I have the ability to see people’s maximum potential and enjoy helping them achieve it. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have had mentors and now my experience has come full circle. I now have the privilege to mentor and coach others. My Fellow is interested in a career in environmental accounting. My Bachelor’s Degree in political science and graduate coursework in Corporate Responsibility allow me to challenge her in current political and economic affairs.
David Salant, 2011 Mentor Coach
J.P. Morgan, Analyst
Equity Derivatives Group
Columbia University, BA, 2010
I became a Mentor Coach to follow in the path of the mentors who selflessly helped shape my life and path. I hope to offer my experience in interviews, resumes, public speaking, and business writing, to learn more about my Fellow and myself, and to have fun doing it!