COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

Diana Ortiz

Communications & Social Media Manager

Diana is a native New Yorker and daughter of immigrant parents from Ecuador. She is a proud Latina feminist and is interested in the dichotomy of immigrant culture versus US culture and the experience of growing up “between two worlds.”

Diana holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Curious to learn more about her parents’ country and heritage, she spent a semester abroad in Ecuador studying Ecuadorian history, ecology and business law.

Diana has over four years of communications experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator of the Rainforest Alliance, where she works with collaborating companies on campaigns to raise awareness of the benefits of socially and environmentally responsible practices on farms and forests.
 Diana is also a mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.

Diana is an avid runner, enjoys the outdoors, and could kill hours at a bookstore if you leave her there.

 

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Anastasia Soetanto

Digital Marketing Officer

Anastasia was born in Indonesia, and her first hand experience of immigrating and living in the US have instilled in her a passion to help other immigrants facing the same challenges. She further developed her interest and dedication to diversity, immigration rights, and social justice while studying international affairs in college.

Anastasia currently works as a Digital Strategist at a media agency. Her days are spent planning, executing, and optimizing campaigns for a variety of major clients.

Anastasia enjoys planning to jet off abroad, cooking with other people, and long distance running.

 

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Patricia Boes

Communications and Learning & Development Associate

Patricia was born in Australia to two immigrant parents — her father was from The Netherlands and her mother from Indonesia. Growing up in a small Australian town gave Patricia first-hand experience of some of the challenges of being a mixed-race minority with immigrant parents, and it inspired her interest in bridging the gap between different cultures and nationalities and promote equality for all.

Patricia is an experienced learning and development expert and business coach with over 10 years of global experience in the advertising technology industry. She is passionate about empowering individuals or companies with skills for success through executive coaching, innovative problem solving, and multifaceted learning solutions. She holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology and moved to New York after spending 6 years in Los Angeles.

Her passions include practicing yoga and attempting to master a headstand, traveling to new and interesting places and writing about it, trying out cooking experiments in the kitchen, and indulging in reading a good book with a glass of wine.

 

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Sneha HS

YouTube Contributor

SnehaSneha was born and raised in Manipal, India, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Manipal University. She moved to Bangalore to work with Infosys for 10 years – initially in the IT Services space, and then as part of their Learning and Development team. With a post-graduation degree in Human Resource Management and various certifications in behavioral sciences, she has gained extensive experience in managerial and leadership training and development.

While at Infosys, Sneha was involved in initiatives with the women’s inclusivity network. She has also worked with nonprofits in India, enabling education of near-literate adults in villages, and skills training of underprivileged students.

Sneha is actively involved with Toastmasters International and is a winner of various speech contests in India, UK and the US. She loves traveling, loves Bollywood music, dancing, reading fiction, supporting environmental and animal causes, and eating sweets!

 

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Sveta Margolin

Communications Associate

Originally from Russia, Sveta lived in Israel and Hungary before immigrating to the US. She graduated from New York University with a Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and has worked over seven years in the corporate and non-profit sectors including IBM, the United Nations, and Jewish Theological Seminary.

A seasoned communications specialist, Sveta is passionate about social good, international development, and peace building. She believes in the power of communication to drive social progress, and specializes in developing and implementing effective strategies to that purpose.

Sveta loves reading complicated Russian novels, hiking with friends, and discovering new musicians.

 

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