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JNEWS: Garofalo, Jason [MC2004] Teacher @ Math for America



MFA makes mathematicians out of model teachers
Posted December 2, 2018

Jason Garofalo talks through an algebra problem with a student at the Marble Hill School for International Studies. Garofalo teaches mathematics through Math for America, a nonprofit organization that recruits math and science teachers.


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More than 200 teachers in the Bronx alone champion Math for America, an organization that says it pushes students to confront problems with the same curiosity and passion scientists like Galileo Galilei and Albert Einstein have shown in the past.

And as the new academic year began in September, the fellowship program bestowed 300 four-year fellowships in math, science, and computer science to New York City teachers like Jason Garofalo, who works at the Marble Hill School for International Studies.

“There are multiple rewarding aspects of the program, but the respect and recognition I would say — and the sense of importance that I get about my job are encouraging,” Garofalo said.

Garofalo has taught at the Terrace View Avenue school for the past 11 years. But surprisingly, he wasn’t always destined to be a math teacher. When he first entered Manhattan College as a freshman, Garofalo had his sights set on an engineering degree.

It wasn’t until he had the opportunity to teach disabled students during a summer educational camp that he decided to switch majors, graduating with a degree in psychology and a minor in math.

While he was in graduate school at Columbia University, Garofalo heard about Math for America for the first time. It was started by hedge fund manager Jim Simons in 2004, and has since grown.

“It was too late for me to go into their new teacher program, so I kind of had to wait to apply to their master teacher fellowship,” Garofalo said. “So I spent my first three years waiting for Math for America.”

In the meantime, Garofalo taught at different smaller schools throughout the city. When it came time to finally apply, Garofalo learned that there was more to the process than just submitting an application and a letter of recommendation or two. The selection process is extensive, requiring applicants like Garofalo to submit a large volume of information about his education, teaching style and so forth. He also had to submit several essays and lesson plans — all before actually acing a pair of math exams.

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Garofalo, Jason [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jason is a member of the class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garofalo, Jason [MC2004]

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JNEWS: Nakachi, Lauren Parker [MC2004] Trusts and Estates @ Avelino LLP



Are You Ready to Review Your Will?
October 17, 2018 at 4:44 PM

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Lauren Parker Nakachi is a 2012 graduate from Seton Hall University School of Law and graduated from Manhattan College in 2004 with a degree in history. She joined the Trusts and Estates Department of Avelino LLP in 2012. In the new firm of Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP, Nakachi continues to provide estate planning services including the preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, advance health care directives, and durable powers of attorney as well as estate administration.

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Nakachi, Lauren Parker [MC2004]

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JNEWS: Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004) US Sales Dir @ Xceptor



Xceptor appoints Sharon Cooper as CFO and Shaleen Dastur as US sales director
08 May 2018  Source: Xceptor

Xceptor, a global provider of software for intelligent data automation, today announced two strategic appointments following a period of unprecedented growth that has seen the company revenues increase by 57% in the last year alone.

The new hires will also underpin its ambitious expansion plans into the US, where it is seeing strong demand for its services.

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Shaleen Dastur has a strong track record of sales success, particularly with the buy-side in the US. Prior to joining Xceptor, Shaleen spent almost 10 years at NorthPoint Solutions as Business Development Manager and later as Head of Sales for the Financial Services Practice before moving to Gresham Computing, as Senior Solutions Executive for North America and most recently to S3 Partners, where she was Director of Business Development. 

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Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004)

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JLINKEDIN: Brady, James [MC2004] Admission Spec at University Support Svcs



Brady, James [MC2004]
Admission Specialist at University Support Services, LLC
Westhampton, New York

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JLINKEDIN: Veiga, Anthony [MC2004] VP – Investments Wells Fargo



Veiga, Anthony [MC2004] 
Vice President – Investments, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors
Greater New York City Area 

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JLINKEDIN: Prentiss, Ramzey [MC2004] ETL Logistics at Target



Prentiss, Ramzey [MC2004] 
ETL Logistics at Target
Waterloo, Wisconsin

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JNEWS: Dorkhom, Elaine [MC2004] Dir Compliance Solutions @ Axletree Solutions



Axletree Solutions appoints new Compliance Solutions Director
North Brunswick, NJ – 24 July 2017

Elaine Dorkhom has joined Axletree Solutions as Director of Compliance Solutions. In this role, Elaine is responsible for business development and delivery of solutions to new and incumbent clients. She brings over 12 years of investigative analysis, risk assessment, and regulatory compliance experience. Elaine has played integral roles in the implementation of global programs (process and procedure) for large U.S. financial institutions with global operations in the Retail, Corporate, and Investment banking spaces. She has worked with regulatory bodies, such as the Federal Reserve Bank, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). Elaine holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Economics from Manhattan College (Cum Laude), as well as a People and Financial Management Master’s Certificate from Harvard Business School (HBS).

“Elaine will be a major asset to our company as we continue to grow our business in the banking compliance space,” stated Martin Lightman, Chief Operations Officer.

Axletree Solutions Inc. is a Treasury, SWIFT Connectivity, and Compliance expert, providing comprehensive solutions to banks and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Our team of dedicated specialists and fully managed data centers provide these services with our private, secure cloud infrastructure. Axletree helps corporates and banks automate processes and efficiently manage, optimize and improve their global messaging, treasury operations and compliance.  

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Dorkhom, Elaine [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Elaine is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dorkhom, Elaine [MC2004]

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