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Staff Spotlight: Meet Communications Intern, Ximena Gallego

As the borough's community foundation, we strive to build a more fair and just Brooklyn for everyone. This work wouldn't be possible without our community of grantee partners, donors and donor advisors, Board of Directors, and of course, staff. We'd like to honor the work of our staff team—much of which is behind-the-scenes—by shining the spotlight on their connections to Brooklyn, their neighborhoods, and the Foundation's mission.

As her internship comes to a close, we're spotlighting our Communications Intern Ximena Gallego, who over the past several months has provided our team with support around digital content development, website maintenance, and special communications projects. We're thankful for all of Ximena's contributions to the Foundation throughout her internship, and wish her the best of luck in her next steps! Stay tuned for several articles written by Ximena which will be published later this month on our blog, and learn more about Ximena below.

What do you love about Brooklyn?

I love Brooklyn because of its rich history, and all of the people with diverse backgrounds in the borough.  

What’s your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood? 

My favorite neighborhood is Fort Greene because of all my memories there—my brother went to Brooklyn Tech so I would visit that neighborhood frequently.  

What does Brooklyn Community Foundation’s mission to spark change mean to you?

To me, the mission means being a driving force behind lasting change—and inspiring others to follow.

What’s Brooklyn to you in one word?


Staff Spotlight

Jameela Syed

Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)
We're thankful for all of Ximena's contributions to the Foundation throughout her internship, and wish her the best of luck in her next steps!