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Junior Board

Steven Joseph
Learn more about our joining our Junior Board.
Email Steven Joseph
Development Associate
or call (646) 943-8681

Our Junior Board is a group of dynamic and talented young professionals from a diverse range of industries in New York City who are committed to helping us close the 6,000-hour learning gap.

Junior Board members serve as ambassadors for ExpandED Schools and generate support for our work among their friends and colleagues.

Natalia Garzon

Natalia Garzon, Co-Chair

Natalia is the senior press officer at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Prior to joining the Center, Natalia worked at some of the most prominent public relations firms, including Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide's corporate practice and Ruder Finn's global issues division. Natalia graduated from Tufts University with a BA in economics.

Nicholas (Cole) Weston, Co-Chair

Cole is a real estate private equity analyst at Dune Real Estate Partners. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in economics. While at Yale, he taught weekly classes on non-violent conflict resolution as a volunteer at middle schools in New Haven.

Lindsay Beggar

Bio coming soon.

Jessica Jia

Jessica is an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. Jessica graduated from the University of Chicago, where in addition to her studies she worked extensively with a student-run organization that taught personal finance classes to underserved schools on the South Side of Chicago. She also researched the economics of education and looked at “ideal” pay-for-performance incentives for teachers.

Pedro de Lencastre

Pedro is an attorney and Strategic Client Manager at Thomson Reuters. Pedro partners with AM Law 100 law firms based in NY and advises them on knowledge management & legal technology. He graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in History and Political Science and got his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.
Megan O'Grady

Megan O'Grady

Megan is a vice president/group account director of marketing at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency. She previously worked as an account supervisor at mcgarrybowen and Lipman, both advertising agencies in New York City. Megan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Marissa Pizziferro

Marissa is the manager of Product Strategy at Thomson Reuters. She graduated from the undergraduate business school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Strategic Management. She has been actively involved in various programs providing enhanced learning opportunities to underprivileged students in Los Angeles, Wisconsin and New York.
Dan Rosenbloom

Dan Rosenbloom

Dan is a strategy analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in finance and strategic management. While in college, he held positions in student government and was actively involved in the Student Philanthropy Council.
Jack Terranova

Jack Terranova

Jack is a vice president in the investment banking division at Maxim Group. He earned his Bachelor's degree in finance from Tulane University. While in college, he participated in a service learning program designed to teach financial literacy to local high school students.
Risa Whipple

Risa Whipple

Risa is a department director at East Side House Settlement, where she runs educational programs in middle and high schools. Previously, she was Assistant to the Commissioner at the National Lacrosse League. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and her Master’s in Educational Leadership from New York University.
Evan Wu

Evan Wu

Evan Wu is a global macro investment analyst at Balyasny Asset Management. Wu previously worked at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, where he studied chemistry, physics and statistics. While in college, he served as CFO of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

Wonpyo Yun

Photo and bio coming soon.