CCNY LGBTQ+ Alumni Panel: Life, Representation and Advocacy after CCNY

Tue, Feb 21, 2023 - 12:30 PM — Tue, Feb 21, 2023 - 01:45 PM
Event Address
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY
Event Location
North Academic Center (NAC) Room 4/133
Event Details

Join us for a conversation with former CCNY alums talking about life, representation, and advocacy in the workplace!

Panelists include:

Alberto Toribio | CCNY '19: BA English Language and Literature/Language

Alberto "Alby" Toribio is "The Astrology Dirtbag", a well-informed and lovingly caustic guide to cosmic wisdom. During Summer 2022, Alberto released his first-book "Dirtbag Astrology" which guides readers through the horrible ins and outs of the twelve sun signs. He runs @gnarlyastrology, a popular astrology Instagram account beaming memes and life lessons to its over 200k followers. Alberto has been interviewed in Vogue, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and more.

Elvin García | CCNY '20: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Elvin Garcia is a government affairs professional and community organizer with over 10 years of experience in local and state government, various political campaigns, and strategic project management. Currently, Elvin is the Director of NYC Affairs at Tonio Burgos & Associates, one of the top 50 public affairs firms in New York. Most recently, Elvin was a Presidential Fellow at Open Society Foundations (OSF), a two-year executive office residency focused on international social justice, human rights, and good governance.

Chris Mossiah | CCNY '17: Computer Science BSc, Psychology minor

Chris, based in New York City, is a US Navy veteran and a digital product manager for a digital design system within the Consumer & Community Banking Department at JP Morgan & Chase. They are also the Co-Chair of the GGIEC (Global Gender Identity and Expression Council) as well as co-lead for the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Non-binary subcommittee of PRIDE Tri-State BRG. Chris has worked for JP Morgan for 4 years while being a member of the Pride leadership team for over 3 years. Chris also serves on the TGNC & Non-binary committee of Open Finance (a forum that unites LGBTQ leaders of major financial services organizations across the NY metro area).

Jaquonna Hardy | CCNY '16: Pre-Law Studies

Jaquonna Hardy is a Forensic Intensive Case Manager at The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). The mission of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) is to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community.

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