“I graduated from SUNY Old Westbury in 2016 with a degree in media and communications. I spent some time interning at a public relations firm on Long Island while applying for jobs. QCH’s opening for a Youth Employment Specialist instantly caught my attention.
“I’m currently in the Agriculture Program at John Bowne High School, and my teacher told us about the Pomonok Center and what a great place it was. I met the Director of the Youth Food Justice program and we had such a great talk that I signed up to be a part of it.
“I was an Assistant Principal at a school in Flushing where QCH had a robust after school program. When I accepted the Principal position at The Young Women’s Leadership School, I wanted to establish a similar relationship here.
“I graduated from Hunter College in 2013 with my psychology degree. I played basketball for Hunter and afterwards I pursued a professional career in basketball in Asia and played for the Nepal national team.
The Queens Tribune wrote a story on the borough's reaction to President Trump's LGBTQ protections reversal. Our Generation Q Director Lindsey Duel weighed in on the topic and how it is affecting LGBTQ youth in Queens.
“I’ve been a part of this neighborhood since I was little. I live in the building right next to the Pomonok Community Center, so I’ve been volunteering and helping out here for as long as I can remember.