What was your first job?
During college, I worked as a lifeguard, but my first job out of school was at NYCEDC working in Accounting for the Accounts Payable team.
Why was the mission of NYCEDC important to you?
A part of the mission I’ve always connected to is the cultivation of dynamic, resilient, and livable communities. New York City is and will continue to be such an amazing city if organizations like NYCEDC continue to develop and grow neighborhoods.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? And the most challenging? (Is there a specific project or borough you enjoy working on?)
The most rewarding part of my job is pointing out NYCEDC projects around the city that I’ve worked on to family and friends. I’m very proud of the work we do and my contributions to it. The most challenging part of my job is staying organized. I have multiple projects all at different stages with different daily needs. Pier 42 is one of favorite projects. It’s very active and has a lot of moving parts, so it’s always exciting. I’m really proud of the value the project will bring, and I look forward to seeing the final product.
What would you be doing if you hadn’t decided to follow this career path?
In college, I considered a STEM major instead of what I eventually chose (accounting), because I had wanted to be a marine biologist at one point.
How do you relax when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love to play guitar. It has become a major hobby of mine over the past few years. I’m also an avid runner, and on a day off I’m mostly likely on a fishing trip.