Dr. Ted Brown is the Executive Director of CUNY Institute of Software Design and Development, manages collaborative projects with industrial and governmental partners.
Jackie Bellando manages the CUNY Tech Prep team on the ground and co-leads their strategic growth efforts. Before serving in a managerial role, Jackie was a career coach at CTP. A native New Yorker, Jackie is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, and is passionate about education equity, environmental justice, and soccer.
Career Coaching Manager
Emily Chiu is the Career Coaching Manager at CUNY Tech Prep. She has spent her career working with students and continues to do so, helping CUNY students develop professionally. She is passionate about the public education space, equity, and teaching students how to build their personal narrative.
Business Development Manager
Mauro creates and manages partnerships with various New York City tech companies. These partnerships provide a pipeline of employment, internships, and volunteering opportunities for CUNY Tech Prep students. He has extensive experience in higher education and a passion for diversity, social good, and music.
Silu is the Community Manager at CUNY Tech Prep. She takes care of all administrative duties for students, such as managing schedules of mock technical interviews, while assisting in students job tracking oversight and event planning.
Nicola Clements is a career coach at CUNY Tech Prep, where she supports students entering into the post-grad workforce. She began career coaching in 2019 at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. Before then, she worked in a variety of roles and industries, including product and graphic design, book publishing, and until recently, corporate training and client management. She is committed to DE&I and in preparing all students to advocate for themselves throughout their careers. Nicola earned her Bachelor's degrees in Art History and French Literature from Boston University.
Data Science Instructor
Zack DeSario is a data science instructor at CUNY Tech Prep. Before joining CTP he was the Director of Analytics for a Presidential Campaign, and before that he was a Data Scientist at Google. His passions are data visualization, teaching, surfing, and pinball.
Kiana is a Career Coach at CUNY Tech Prep. Prior to CTP, Kiana was a Career Coach supporting immigrants and refugees from all over the world in re-building their tech careers in the U.S. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, creating spaces for critical thinking, and helping students discover, develop, and apply their strengths. Kiana holds a Master’s Degree from New York University and loves everything performing arts.