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New York Board Members:
Emily Ashman grew up in Chicago but moved to the east coast for law school. Been practicing as an attorney in a general civil litigation firm for the past five years. Lives in the city with her husband Andrew and loves taking advantage of everything the city has to offer. Emily is very happy and excited to be a part of the YWLN New York Board.
Nicole is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Anthropology and Marketing, and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Nicole moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she worked at Epic implementing healthcare software. A lifelong lover of NYC, she moved to New York in 2016. She now works at Mediaocean as a Senior Project Manager for software implementations. Nicole loves traveling, live theater, and is a major foodie. She is very excited to be a part of the YWLN New York Board!
Erika Berger grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she double-majored in marketing and human resources and minored in modern dance. Upon graduation in 2012, Erika moved to New York, starting her career in television as a NBCUniversal page. Erika is currently a consumer marketing manager at Bravo Media. Erika continues to dance and also enjoys exploring all New York City has to offer.
Lisa Feierman may have grown up in a sunny Southern Californian beach town, but she been perfectly at home since she became an NYC transplant four years ago. She graduated from the University if California, Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she studied media studies and public policy. She is an editor at Apple News, previously worked at NBC, and curates her own weekly email good-newsletter, Rose-Colored Roundup, which highlights the uplifting news stories we tend to miss these days. She is thrilled to be a part of the New York board after two wonderful years of being a member of the YWLN.
Suzanne Greene graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Political Science. Suzanne is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Operations at BASE, a non-profit organization that empowers Rabbis and their partners to create vibrant, inclusive, pluralistic Jewish community through programming out of their homes. Suzanne also resides in a Moishe House in the West Village, where she volunteers her time towards similar ends. After starting her career at AIPAC, Suzanne worked in political fundraising and consulting. In her free time, she enjoys training in Krav Maga, listening to podcasts, and making use of her New York Public Library card.
Lila Greenberg is the Southern Connecticut Associate Director at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in New York. She previously served on JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network board in Washington DC and is excited to be re-joining the board here in the city. Lila attended the university of Wisconsin – Madison where she received her B.A. in Political Science. She is originally from St. Louis Missouri.
Sofie Jacobs is from the D.C. suburbs and has recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where she earned her B.A. in English language and literature with a minor in American culture. At Michigan, Jacobs was the president of her sorority, Chi Omega, and a writer for Michigan’s premiere satirical newspaper, The Every Three Weekly. She is the co-author of the bestselling series Just Between Us (Chronicle Books), and recently graduated from Columbia University’s Publishing Course. She just began her first job as an assistant at International Creative Management (ICM).
Ilana Meyer is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from Bates College in 2015 with a major in Anthropology and minors in Public Health and Philosophy. Upon graduating, she completed a Masters of Public Health in Israel focused on Emergency and Disaster Management. For her thesis, she researched sexual assault in refugee camps focusing on women and children’s health. Upon graduation, Ilana joined the Racial Justice Improvement Project through the American Bar Association where she works on policy issues impacting incarcerated and at-risk youth. She has most recently worked at Brooklyn Defenders Services, assisting in policy and advocacy work on behalf of low-income clients. She is both honored and humbled to be a part of JWI’s New York Network board.
Amanda Paul is honored to serve as president of JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network in New York and to represent the Network on JWI's board of trustees. She is a licensed real estate salesperson at Benjamin Rose Real Estate. Amanda recently worked on a Top 5 team at Douglas Elliman as a sales and rental agent while she was the junior sales associate on DEDM's project, Madison Square Park Tower. Amanda serves on the Young Professionals Committee for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, is a co-chair for the FIDF Young Leadership Gala, a co-founder of Open Source Shabbat, a member of AIPAC YL, and on the UJA Federation Generosity Host Committee. She previously ran events and alumni engagement for Fuel for Truth and was a co-chair for the Children's Hearing Institute Young Professionals Committee. Amanda hails from the sunshine state and is a graduate of Florida State University, with degrees in creative writing and hospitality. She founded Alpha Phi at FSU, raising over $100,000 for Women's Heart Health.
Eryn Morgenlander grew up in New York, and graduated from the University of Florida where she studied Economics, Leadership, and all things Gator Athletics. After college, she moved back to NY to start a career in Finance. For the past year, Eryn has been volunteering as a BBYO (B’nai Brith Youth Organization) chapter advisor in Westchester. When Eryn isn’t busy working and staffing BBYO events, you can find her on the soccer field or a spin bike. She also loves all things food, wine, and travel!
Shira Solomon grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC where she studied Business Administration. She currently works as a financial planner at Macy's for the sleepwear division, and before that, she worked in women's shoes! Shira found out about JWI through her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, which she is still very involved with today. She is a chapter advisor and a recruitment coordinator and loves traveling to different schools and getting to meet and work with all of the young women in the chapter.
Sara Wiesenfeld is a native New Yorker and graduate of Brandeis University, where she double-majored in theater & American studies with a minor in journalism. Immediately after graduation, she began her career as an NBC page in New York, where she worked on "The Doctor Oz Show," CNBC as well as audience work at "Saturday Night Live" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." She currently works as a creative marketing coordinator at Oxygen Media, a perfect fit for a pop culture junkie like herself. A self-professed theater nerd, Sara is currently working on memorizing all lyrics to Hamilton.
Apply here to join the New York Network board!
Deadline: Friday, March 16th
Each board member will serve from March to April of the following year (a full year with one month for transitions) and then has the option to reapply. Board members will be selected by JWI staff.
Each board member will be responsible for chairing at least two events per year.
Each board member will be responsible for outreach and should bring at least two people to each event.
We frequently email to brainstorm, discuss events, organize, and discuss outreach, etc. Each board member must be comfortable with maintaining input on these chains as they are the main form of communication.
Board members are to attend at least 75% of all board events throughout the year.
We will have a board meeting once every other month - each board member is expected to attend unless there is an extenuating circumstance.
Each board member will pay a $180 fee in order to be on the YWLN board (Sustainer membership).
Each board member must be a member of JWI's YWLN and in good standing for the entirety of her term.