Met Council would not be able to get so much done without the help of our interns! Here they are:

Jung Min Alice Cho

july 2012 Jung Min

Alice is a rising junior for Columbia College and she majors in political science. She is excited to work for Met Council’s policy department and this summer, she expects to learn about how non-profit organization and politics interact in New York City. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music and learning to cook.

Alexandra Salerno

July 2012 Alexandra

Alex Salerno is a rising sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Statistics and concentrating in Business Management. She is working for Sarah Felsenthal in public policy.

Shira Poliak

July 2012 Shira

Shira Poliak is a rising senior at Barnard College, studying economics and history. She is interning for Ilene Marcus, and contributing to the Unmet Needs and Jewish poverty study projects.


Douglas Shore

July 2012 Douglas

Douglas will be working with Larisa Boas in Contracts Management. He studies History at Yeshiva University.

Monica Carr

July 2012 Monica

Monica will be working in the Capacity Building department with Amanda Minkoff and Lisa Gaon. She is a JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar at Hunter College and studies Journalism and Creative Writing.

Serafina Smith

July 2012 Serafina

Serafina will be working in the Benefits Access department with Nicole Doniger. She graduated from Sofia University in Tokyo with a focus on Political Science.

Akiva Blander

july 2012 Akiva

Akiva graduated from Yeshivah of Flatbush in 2011 and is beginning Mcgill University in Montreal this Fall. This summer, he is working with Larisa, Tali and Michele in the Contracts Department.

Nicole Sherman

July 2012 Nicole

Nicole will be working with Larisa in the Contracts Management department. She lives in New Jersey but studies Psychology at the University of Arizona.

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Fiona Guedalia

July 2012 Fiona

Fiona is working in the Communications department for Katie Nave. She is compiling different positive Met Council publicity. She is collecting quotes and updating the press room database along with many other projects.  Aside from Met Council, she also works on Fundraising for the Gimmel Foundation, an Israeli non-profit organization. She studies Psychology at the Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University.

Daniel Altaras

July 2012 Daniel

Daniel comes to us from the College Leadership Internship Program (CLIP), and will also be working with Larisa in Contracts Management. He studies English at Yeshiva University.

Carly Scheinberg (left) and Avital Benson (right)

July 2012 Carly and Avital

Carly (left) and Avital (right) are in the Fundraising Department working with Emily Bellos.  They help manage our social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, as well as organize our upcoming fundraising events. Carly is a rising sophomore at Washington University in Saint Louis. Avital will be starting her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania this upcoming fall.

Effy Li

July 2012 Effy

Effy is extremely excited to be assisting controller Daisy Bergman in the Fiscal Department on projects related to financial management.

Zeyi Fang

July 2012 Zeyi

Zeyi is working for Daisy Bergman in the Fiscal Department this summer. Her main tasks are to support Daisy in reorganizing and managing Account Receivables. She is now studying in SUNY Binghamton for BS in Accounting.



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