Social Impact Career Forum

Students will learn about non-corporate positions from professionals in diverse fields
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

At the First Annual Social Impact Career Forum on Friday, students will meet with alumni and other professionals working in diverse non-corporate organizations.

“The Office of Career Services is thrilled to host alumni and representatives hailing from government, NGOs, law, policy, labor, think tanks, international rights organizations, non-profits, and social justice and advocacy organizations,” said ILR Office of Career Services Director Regina Duffey Moravek.

“We’re asking our alumni and guests to provide information about obtaining internships and full-time jobs with their organizations, as well as general career advice.”

“We’re excited that our students will have the opportunity to network and hear personal stories about career choices, career “pathing” and career fulfillment,” she said.

“Holding this event is part of a multi-pronged strategy to be sure that our students learn of the various ways to pursue jobs and careers in these sectors.”

Open to ILR undergraduate and MILR students, the forum will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall. For more information, email

Panelists discussing government careers include:

  • Kyle Brewster ’14, intern, Long Island office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
  • Andrew Brokman ’11, deputy director of outreach, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Patricia Coil MILR '14, economist, U.S. Government Pathyways recent graduate appointee
  • John Grunert ’09, field attorney, National Labor Relations Board
  • Patricia Moscoso ’11, legislative affairs, special assistant to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez
  • Daniel Powers ’14, analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Josh Rosenberg Daneri MILR ’12, field examiner, National Labor Relations Board
  • Steven Smith, Collegetown alderman, city of Ithaca
  • Steven Snyder ’07, chief, employee and labor relations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panelists representing non-profit groups and the United Nations include:

  • Mike Annunziata ’11, investment analyst, Cornell University
  • Melissa Kim CALS ’09/MBA ’10, director of global operations and regional coordination, Global Fund to End Slavery
  • Margaux Neiderbach CALS ’99, director of Student & Young Alumni Programs, Office of Alumni Affairs & Development, Cornell University
  • James Neuhaus ’05, international consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa, New York City.

Panelists discussing positions in advocacy, labor and non-governmental organizations include:

  • Moira Dolan ’86, public policy, District Council 37 AFSCME
  • Alex Feltham MILR ’08, senior program officer, Asia, International Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO
  • Nell Geiser, researcher, Change to Win, labor union coalition
  • Bruce Gitlin ’77, founder and executive director, New York Center for Law and Justice
  • Jessica Maiorca MILR ’10, program officer, International Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, and, previously, change manager for Ashoka, a non-governmental organization
  • Chris Repole ’06, labor counsel at SAG-AFTRA union
  • Mario Salazar ’04, legislative director, U.S. PIRG consumer group
  • Vicki Saporta ’74, president and CEO, National Abortion Federation.

Panelists discussing think tank careers via Webex include:

  • Marcela Cabello ’13, The Brookings Institution, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
  • Michelle Winglee A&S ’11, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.