#IAmNYAS: Carla Emanuele
A Q&A with Education Program Manager Carla Emanuele.
An average Monday on the job:
My first priority is to make sure our program participants [for 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, the program I manage] are enjoying what they’re doing and that everything is running smoothly, so I’ll spend a good amount of time going through emails and the Learning Hub to check in. Then I’ll go over our events calendar to see what behind-the-scenes things I need to do to make sure we have those engagement opportunities ready to go. Since we are a very forward-thinking organization, there is usually something on deck involving the next year of programming, or a new project we’re doing, so I’ll add to-do items to my weekly list based on that. At some point, I find time to grab lunch, too!
What were you doing before you joined the GSA team?
I was working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
If you could join a GSA program now, which would you join and why?
I would definitely join 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures—not to be biased or anything! I think female-driven programs are important and I think it’s really cool to see how accomplished the mentors and mentees are!
Which upcoming GSA activity are you most excited about?
The Summit is going to be a really fantastic event. It’s going to be this fun, educational gathering of all of these brilliant people we’ve been working with online for almost a year. Meeting face to face with so many is going to be amazing!
As a kid, what did you want to be?
A whole mess of things, but I always wanted something to do in education.
Why is science is more important now than ever?
The world is changing rapidly and we need to keep up.
One of my favorite shows on TV right now is “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and I mostly love it because it features some pretty great female superheroes. If you haven’t watched it yet, you really, really should.
Jersey City, NJ
Program Manager, Education