Risa comes from a background of designing and executing a variety of educational programs in the higher education, public education and professional development arenas.
Most recently she was the Events Manager at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, coordinating workshops, festivals, conferences and accelerator programs based on research commercialization and entrepreneurship. Given that the Institute operates out of a physical space known as the Leslie eLab, she works with interns who support daily operations of the facility, co-creating learning objectives that align with their desired career path. Prior to NYU, she was a consultant at a startup venture focused on adolescent education. Risa received her B.S. in Human Services, Education and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and her M.A. in Adolescent Education from CUNY-Hunter College.