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Fall 2021

Jasmine Cordona & Sabine Salandy

Executive Director of Economic Development, College of Staten Island, CUNY;
Tech Talent Pipeline Program Manager, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Lecture Date: December 8, 2021

About The Lecture

Did you know that Staten Island has the largest Sri Lankan and third largest Nigerian population in the U.S.? And 59% of Staten Island is natural green space? Jasmine Cordona and Sabine Salandy speak about the CUNY community on Staten Island, where over 40% of the students are first generation college-goers. With the importance of this “place”, Jasmine and Sabine speak about “finding your purpose in your career journey”. They share their first-hand knowledge, forging their own pathways as first-generation college graduates, and now, as leaders at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. With a passion for design, Jasmine and Sabine boldly provide opportunities and high quality education for the students to engage in their communities and develop skills in technology, development, design thinking processes, social justice and entrepreneurship.

About Jasmine Cordona

Jasmine Cordona is the Executive Director, Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations, College of Staten Island, CUNY. As Executive Director of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations with over 15 years of experience in academia, Jasmine is committed to creating meaningful partnerships and educational opportunities that will have a transformative economic development impact. She is passionate about fostering innovative and technological ecosystems as well as supporting corporate sustainability initiatives that promote gender equity, social inclusion and environmental responsibility.

About Sabine Salandy

Sabine Salandy is the Program Manager, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, College of Staten Island, CUNY. She is an experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry, a DEI advocate, committed to evolving organizational development. The Tech Talent Pipeline Residency is a program designed to deliver qualified tech talent to local employers and short-term professional opportunities to competitive undergraduate computer science majors at the College.

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