Meet Our Team

Melody C. Barnes

Melody C. Barnes


Corey Blay

Corey Blay


Grisel Caicedo

Grisel Caicedo


Maria Dorta


Bethany Godsoe

Bethany Godsoe


Kris Larsen

Kris Larsen

Kris Larsen

Lorelei Ormrod


Jasmin Nazarian

Jasmin Nazarian


Jenni Quilter

Jenni Quilter


Advisory Council Members

Diahann Billings-Burford
Executive Director, Cultural Investments, Time Warner Inc.

Payal Dalal
Head, Global Community Programmes, Standard Chartered

Tom Healy
Past Chairman of the Fulbright Scholarship Board, appointed by President Barack Obama

George Khaldun
Co-Founder, Harlem Children’s Zone; Founder, Institute For Urban Leadership

Samantha Lee
Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice Staff Attorney; NYU Grad Student Alumna

Rafael López
Former Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Krystal McLeod
Assistant Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Office of Global Programs at New York University

Linda G. Mills
Vice Chancellor for Global Programs and University Life at New York University; Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Financial Support, NYU Abu Dhabi; Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor

Andy C. Ng
Ed.M candidate in the Technology, Innovation & Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Lisette Nieves
Clinical Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Steinhardt and New York University

Lissette Rodriguez
Managing Director of PropelNext at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Ellen Schall
Senior Presidential Fellow at NYU and the Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy & Management at NYU Wagner

Paul Schmitz
Author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up;
former CEO of Public Allies

Affiliated Faculty

Deborah J. Borisoff
Professor of Media, Culture and Communication
NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Anne-Laure Fayard
Associate Professor, Technology Management and Innovation, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Erica Gabrielle Foldy
Faculty Co-Director, Research Center for Leadership in Action, and Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison
Vice Dean of Faculty, ITT Harold Geneen Professor in Creative Management, and Professor of Management and Organizations
NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Sonia M. Ospina
Faculty Co-Director, Research Center for Leadership in Action, and Professor of Public Management and Policy
NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Wendy A. Suzuki
Professor of Neural Science and Psychology and leader of the Suzuki Laboratory
NYU’s Center for Neural Science