Tag Archives: Member of the Week
Eric Katz is currently attending Cardozo Law School while simultaneously holding posts in various school organizations and as the Labor Caucus chair of NYSYD. There’s a calmness to Eric that would lead you to believe he’s not that busy until he casually mentions that he’s heading out of town for this or that conference, or he’s been granted this or that fellowship, or he’s working on a huge project for law school. Like many of us Eric was empowered by the elections of ’08, but he had started his political career earlier by writing about Congestion Pricing at The Albany Project. It was really only a matter of time before Eric was an active member of MYD. But what’s really … More >>
Christina is a new member of MYD and already an active participant in the Women’s Issues Committee (she’s on the Host Committee for Engendering Progress, 2nd annual event to honor women thought-leaders, activists, and philanthropists on Thursday!) Christina was interested in joining MYD while at Barnard but didn’t think that she had the time to commit, and it’s no wonder! She was an active member of several clubs and organizations, holding several high positions (Vice President of Student Activities for one!) Christina moved to New York from San Diego in 2004. Right before the 2004 Presidential Election, which fell 4 days before her 18th birthday! That fall, I remember buying a lot of Kerry/Edwards gear, and those essentially made up my wardrobe for about … More >>
Julia Hanes grew up in a very political family in a suburb of Philadelphia. Politics were always a hot button issue at the dinner table and Julia has fond memories of filling out her first ballot and watching her father, Hon. D. Bruce Hanes being sworn in as Montgomery County’s Register of Wills. She’s even confessed that it was more exciting when President Obama won the election than when the Phillies won the World Series! Julia moved to New York in 2000 to study Art History at NYU, during school she put politics on the back burner but in the past few years has picked up volunteering and political action again. I joined because the members of MYD are very … More >>
When Alex Muwu Li was three years old her parents left their fishing town in The People’s Republic of China to start a new life in New York City. Six years later, at the age of 9 Alex hopped on a plane, landed at JFK at 7am and has lived here ever since. Alex thrives on the youthful energy of the city and doesn’t mind that being politically active (she worked on Paul Newell’s assembly campaign in 2008, and can be seen in THIS movie documenting the experience!) and socially conscious means that she gets very little sleep. “Go out and do things. Who needs sleep when they’re young? You’ll sleep when you die!” is what the little nagging voice … More >>
By popular demand we’re bringing back our Member of the Week! Each week we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing MYD members (check out past posts HERE). Is there someone you’d love to learn more about? Someone who you know does fantastic work who you want to tell the world about? Do you want to nominate yourself? That’s great! Send me an email – taylor [at] gomyd.com – with the person’s name, contact info and a brief description of why you think they should be in the spotlight!
Meet Gloria Dawson–environmentalist, foodie, writer/photographer, and newly empowered New Yorker. Gloria grew up in Long Island and moved to the city in 2006 after attending the Art Institute of Boston. Raised in the bosom of a super-liberal family, she only discovered the world did not universally share her progressive views when she began working on TheDailyGreen.com, an environmental website–and suddenly, opposing views were everywhere! She heard everyday from the folks who don’t believe global warming is real. Who knew?? But Gloria was not about to let the so-called opposition keep her from advancing the issues that were important to her–the environment, and food. Her favorite environmental projects are the old-fashioned, roll-up-sleeves-and-get-hands-dirty sort: New York Cares, Summer Streets, Park(ing) Day, and … More >>