Annel joined Green City Force in 2021. Prior to joining GCF she was the Senior Director of Engagement and Programming for the New York Restoration Project. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in economic and community development, poverty alleviation, economic self-sufficiency, environmental justice and sustainability and workforce development; Annel has worked across sectors – government, private, and nonprofit. While much of her professional career has focused on New York City, she has worked on environmental justice issues in Buenos Aires, Argentina and workforce development in Memphis, Tennessee. Her passion and admiration for GCF began while she worked at NYCHA’s office of Resident Economic Development and Sustainability as an inaugural Zone Coordinator focused on the Lower East Side and later the Manager of the NYCHA Resident Training Academy. She has a Masters of Science in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from The New School, Milano School for Public Engagement. Annel lives in Queens with her multi-generational family; husband Peter, toddler Clementine and mom, Yvonne.
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