Habitat Young Professionals

Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) is a membership-based initiative comprised of industry leaders and housing justice advocates, who leverage their skills and engage their networks in support of Habitat NYC and Westchester. Through advocacy and fundraising efforts, HYP members work to actualize Habitat NYC and Westchester’s vision to build a more equitable New York.

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“My experience with HYP made New York City feel like home for the first time. This is more than a volunteer initiative, HYP is a community of leaders utilizing their skills and leveraging their networks to bring Habitat NYC and Westchester’s vision to life. I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned and apply it to my work abroad.”

—Mohammad Ali, 2018 HYP Board Member

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Monthly Membership

Access to monthly webinars, networking opportunities, professional development and more.

 

Annual Membership

Access to monthly webinars, Habitat NYC and Westchester’s Board of Directors, professional development and more.

The Executive Committee

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Angelina Fung, Board Co-Chair

Associate Director, Sustainable and Impact Investment Solutions at UBS

Angelina Fung, Board Co-Chair

Associate Director, Sustainable and Impact Investment Solutions at UBS

As Co-Chair, I am rewarded with the opportunity to steer the strategic direction of the young professionals’ board by supporting Habitat NYC and Westchester through fundraising, advocacy, and community engagement. I am most honored to be cultivating a group of emerging leaders across industries who are passionate about giving back to their local community and are seeking to address New York’s homeownership gap.   

 

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Adrian Hui, Board Co-Chair

Associate at J.P. Morgan

Adrian Hui, Board Co-Chair

Associate at J.P. Morgan

Adrian is an associate on JPMorgan’s Corporate Derivatives team, specializing in currency and interest rate risk management strategies for companies. Prior to joining the NYC and Westchester chapter, Adrian headed fundraising efforts for the Chicago Young Professionals Board. Adrian earned a BA in Physics and Economics from Pomona College. 

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Alexis Wallace, Vice Chair

Intellectual Property & Tech Transactions Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Alexis Wallace, Vice Chair

Intellectual Property & Tech Transactions Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Alexis Wallace is an associate in the Corporate Department at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP specializing in intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions. Alexis is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.  

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Andrew Lent, Treasurer

Real Estate Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Andrew Lent, Treasurer

Real Estate Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Andrew is a Real Estate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, with experience across acquisitions, dispositions, development, joint ventures and financing. He is committed to his Pro Bono work where he advises minority-owned small businesses on their corporate structure, parents navigating family court and domestic violence survivors. Andrew was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize upon graduating from Columbia Law School. 

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Malcolm Hoffman, Fundraising Chair

BioPharma Equity Research Associate at BMO Capital Markets

Malcolm Hoffman, Fundraising Chair

BioPharma Equity Research Associate at BMO Capital Markets

As Fundraising Chair, I am thankful to be given the chance to engage with our community to raise finances, so we can continue to operate and enact Habitat’s broader vision of providing everyone with a decent place to live. Habitat has been a constant in my life since my time as an undergraduate in Pittsburgh. I have previously attended multiple spring break home builds and have been actively involved in construction and demolition on over 20 homes in the Pittsburgh area prior to moving to NYC. 

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Martina Starc, Professional Development Chair

Associate at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Martina Starc, Professional Development Chair

Associate at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where affordable housing is a major crisis, so housing justice has always been important to me. The Bay presents a very similar housing situation to that of NYC, so I am very familiar with the bureaucratic red tape and resources required to fund affordable housing projects in such expensive cities. Upon moving to NYC, I wanted to continue my advocacy for housing justice and HYP presented that exact opportunity. I believe housing is a human right, and therefore stand firmly behind Habitat’s mission of creating an equitable New York in which all people have access to safe, secure, healthy, and affordable homes. 

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Claire Scheniderman, Advocacy Chair

Director at NYTimes

Claire Scheniderman, Advocacy Chair

Director at NYTimes

HYP Board Members

Daniel Allen, Fundraising
Bank of America, Private Bank, Vice President, Philanthropic Client Manager

Angelina Fung, Co-Chair
UBS, Associate Director, Sustainable and Impact Investment Solutions

Caroline Guirgis
Workiva, Solutions Engineer, Growth Solutions & Sustainability

Malcolm Hoffman, Fundraising
BMO Capital Markets, BioPharma Equity Research Associate

Adrian Hui, Co-Chair
JPMorgan, Associate, Interest rate derivatives

Eleanor Liu
UBS, Analyst

Nadia Khan, Fundraising
Shutterstock, Senior Program Manager

Andrew Lent, Treasurer
Davis Polk, Real Estate Associate

Parachi Masown 
KPF, Architectural Designer I

Claire Schneiderman, Advocacy
NYTimes, Director

Martina Starc, Professional Development
KKR, Associate

Alexis Wallace, Vice Chair/Advocacy
Davis Polk, Intellectual Property & Tech Transactions Associate

Alexis Zhao, Professional Development
Valley Bank, CSR-CRA Associate

 

HYP Event Gallery