WHO ARE THE SLP FACULTY?
A graduate of Barnard College, Claire has taught service learning in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Nicaragua, and is passionate about community engagement and social justice. She previously worked at Move This World, equipping students and teachers with the tools to strengthen their mental and emotional wellbeing. Claire is also a professionally trained dancer, and teaches dance in New York City schools with Marquis Studios.
Jessica’s passion for working with youth came about as a result of her time working with inner city elementary and middle school students as an AmeriCorps Member. her commitment to youth continued to grow while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. Born and raised in Houston, Jessica now lives in New York where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in International Education at NYU.
Maddie is a senior in the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Education Studies and Child & Adolescent Development, and a minor in Public Policy & Management. During her gap year between high school and college, Maddie served as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year Sacramento in 5th and 6th grade classrooms. When not teaching or studying, Maddie can be found enjoying a morning yoga class, grabbing coffee with friends, or spending time outdoors.
Tracy Jo Ingram
Tracy Jo is a graduate student at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service where she is studying for her Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy. Originally from Louisville, Tracy Jo received her BA in English at Western Kentucky University before moving out to San Francisco to complete a year of national service with AmeriCorps. Upon returning to the Commonwealth, she spent several years as a director of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, the nation’s largest Youth and Government organization, where she specialized in curriculum development and program direction for 10,000+ youths annually. Her programs focused on advocacy, identity development, empathy-cultivation, and public service. Valuing youth inclusion in the public decision-making, Tracy Jo is excited to join the SLP team and to learn from Brooklyn teens.