Damaris Villafana joined the Brooklyn Community Foundation in March 2017. She previously worked in operations at Columbia University’s School of General Studies and as a Teacher at Fastrackids Williamsburg. Damaris is a master’s candidate in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She received a Posse Foundation Tuition scholarship to Dickinson College, where she earned a bachelor’s in American Studies. Damaris is a proud Brooklyn native; born and raised in Bushwick.