November Corolation

Coro Alumni News

Congratulations to the following alumni for their recognition and accomplishments! You can click on a persons name to e-mail them your congratulations directly.


Lesley A. Massiah-Arthur LNY 20, has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Urban Affairs at Fordham University.

Steve Hammer LNY 9, has joined the faculty at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on energy policymaking.  He also serves as a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he has been collaborating on the development of their urban green growth strategy. Between 2009-2011 Steve served as an advisor to the World Bank on urban energy efficiency topics, and continues to serve as a member of Mayor Bloomberg's Energy Policy Task Force.  

Corey S. Kupfer LNY 10, was recently named Best Corporate Attorney and Attorney of the Year by the New York Enterprise Report.

Alicia Thomas LNY 20, is launching a new pop-up fitness company called KiwiSweat located in Chelsea Market. Please check our website -

Tsedy Betru LNY 20, recently became the Program Officer of a fund called Communities for Public Education Reform at Public Interest Projects.  CPER is a partnership of donors who support grassroots organizing and advocacy to achieve equitable opportunities and outcomes for low-income students, particularly in communities for color.  CPER is grounded in the belief that community engagement is a critical lever in successful school reform.

John Stern Fellows 1985, President of Storm King Art Center, received the MAS Livable City Award for his organization.

Jennifer Carey LNY 7, founder and president of JLC Environmental Consultants Inc., was elected President of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW) for 2011-2012.   Founded in 1978, AREW is a consistent supporter of women real estate professionals.  The organization's mission is to provide outstanding education programs and networking opportunities that contribute to the career growth of both men and women in all segments of the real estate industry.  

Ligia Guallpa current ICLP participant, was recently featured in The New York Times with the organization she works with, The Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cooperative. Read the story here.

Lauren Danziger NL 2011, was recently featured on NY1 about the work of her group, The Meatpacking District Improvement Association. See the story here.

Richard Reyes- Gavilan, LNY 22, was named Chief Librarian and the Director of the Library for the Brooklyn Public Library System.

Elizabeth De Leon Fellows 2004, has entered a new role at the NYC Department of Small Business Services a Deputy Cimmissioner of the Neighborhood Development Division.Elizabeth is responsible for oversight of the City's Business Improvement District (BID) and Avenue NYC programs. Avenue NYC is the City's primary commercial revitalization program, providing annual funding of approximately $10 million to neighborhood organizations through SBS grants and Council awards. She will also manage the Neighborhood Retail Leasing Program and the Neighborhood Leadership Program. These programs are all designed to make our commercial districts and neighborhoods better places to live, work, and shop.

Kerry McLean NL 2011, was recently featured in The Daily News for the work her group, Women's Housing and Economic Development Corp, is doing to revitalize the Southern Boulevard business district. You can read the article here.

Ron Rapatolo LNY 20, has taken on a new position at Math for America to head their recruitment and selection efforts.

If you have alumni news to share with the Coro community please e-mail Jeff Yurcan: