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Shirley Ariza

Program Coordinator

Shirley joined the Futures and Options team in January 2020 as a Program Coordinator. As a South Bronx native who has received countless support from impactful people and organizations, including Futures and Options, she has made it her mission to pay it forward by helping the next generation of youth gain exposure to the professional working world early-on. Prior to joining the organization, Shirley spent some time teaching English to students in Shanghai and later joined the corporate world full-time as a public relations assistant. 

Shirley graduated from New York University Shanghai in 2018, majoring in Global China Studies and Humanities. In her spare time, Shirley enjoys developing her foreign language skills – including Mandarin and Korean – and putting them to practice in her travels.

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