Recent Posts by cup_admin

ADAM HEMLOCK — CATALYST SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York. I decided to become a lawyer after majoring in Government in college – I was inspired by the idea of government service, and thought that a law degree would…
Read more

DESHAUN MARS – FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? Currently, I am a Director of Partnerships at Teach For America where I work with our school partners to help manage the hiring process for our incoming teachers. I also lead the New York region's efforts to diversify our local teaching…
Read more

SOFIA MARTOS – LA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where I work in our Latin America, capital markets and sovereign debt management practices. Prior to law school, I completed a Ph.D. in Latin American History, and prior to that…
Read more

AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS NY/NJ – NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT

What is your mission? This mission of After-School All-Stars is to provide comprehensive after school programs that keep children safe that help them succeed in school and in life. What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? ASAS serves 72,053 low-income, at-risk youth at 326 Title I schools in 17 major cities across…
Read more

AUSTIN SO – CATALYST SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I became a lawyer because, as a “1.5” generation immigrant, I saw it as a way to help the marginalized.  Through pro bono work and using my platform as a Division GC, I continue to champion social change, particularly on the…
Read more

JOHN OWENS JR. – FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I currently serve as a Principal Court Attorney to an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in New York County. A high school debate class ignited my passion for the practice of law. I began…
Read more

BRENDA GILL – MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? My title is Practice Director for RGP Legal.  This is a business development role selling RGP Legal’s advisory, project and interim support services.  I was contacted by a recruiter who asked if I was interested in thinking differently about my next…
Read more

RFK YOUNG LEADERS – NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT

What is your mission? Inspired by the legacy of Robert Kennedy, RFK Young Leaders (RFKYL) is dedicated to empowering young human rights defenders, and mobilizing a diverse community of young people to take action for social justice and human rights.   What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? RFKYL is an all-volunteer…
Read more

A Conversation with Josh Thompson

Please join the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) for a conversation on civic leadership, featuring Josh Thompson, Executive Director of New Leaders' East Regionand Candidate for Public Office. This event honors the 2015 CUP Fellows as their one year fellowship comes to a close. CUP Fellows are talented and visionary professionals with the passion to become…
Read more

Anta Cisse-Green – Executive Leadership Program Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am senior counsel in the Private Client Services department at the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  After graduating from law school I started as an M&A, but I realized that my passion and skills…
Read more

TONYA PLEAR – FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? My current occupation is Chief Administrative Advisor supporting the Corporate Trust - U.S. Client and Business Development segment at BNY Mellon. In my role, I work to manage and align resources to strategic projects and initiatives that support sales, relationship management…
Read more

Recent Comments by cup_admin

No comments by cup_admin yet.