our stories

Impact Hub NYC stories share our collective community successes, failures, learnings and perspectives so that we can move forward stronger together. We invite and encourage you to frequently read, share, and suggest stories of your own. 

Theory of Change: Meet Anusuya

Anusuya Banerjee is social impact professional who moved back to the US about a year ago after living in Bangladesh, India and Kenya for over 6 years.  She’s worked with the United Nations, and holds Masters degrees from Harvard University…

Aligning Ourselves to Create a Better World: Meet Mila

  Mila Nova was born in the Soviet Union, grew up in Israel and moved to NYC about 15 years ago. Mila is a Fitness and Wellness coach and a Certified Pilates Teacher.  She cares about raising awareness about wellbeing…

Leading with the Heart: Meet Joslyn

  Joslyn Yeager is a Life and Leadership coach. Her company (Creative Human Coaching) is all about bringing heart and humanity to creative leaders. She believes that the best leaders lead with heart and purpose, and works with her clients…

Building Bonds Across Continents: Meet Liz

Liz graduated from Harvard with her M.Ed. in International Education Policy and from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communications and International Studies. As a communications professional, Liz launched a social venture teaching students and young professionals in Senegal how…

Designing Solutions: Meet Karen

  Karen Hsieh, Founder + Designer at ESPALIER. https://espaliersport.com/ “I was born and raised in Taipei and I love to travel. I have a purse dog, her name is Honey.  If money was no object I’d travel around the world,…

Global Happiness + Tech: Meet Tom

  “I’m a curious soul, always evolving and growing, passionate about the intersection of pursuit of purpose and technology.” Tom Kornblit, Founder sagebots.com   Tom has lived in Thailand, Israel, Colombia, and is planning to go bi-coastal and plant some…

Improving the Quality of Life with Tech: Meet Danny

Danny is a social entrepreneur currently working on a start-up to improve healthcare access in Cameroon, Africa. He is a self-taught coder and always looking for ways to create positive social impact. He worked in IT 8 years (focusing on…

If Money Were No Object, I’d Be Doing Exactly What I’m Doing: Meet Sarah

Sarah is a Masshole-turned-Brooklynite who has been in varied forms of sex education for the better part of a decade. She is the Professional Training Specialist for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and is also getting ready to graduate with…

Rock those Rose-colored Glasses: Meet Gina

Gina Doost has worked in the entertainment industry since she was 14 when hosting a Persian satellite music talk show. She received her bachelors degree in Journalism in Los Angeles, and moved to New York City where she continued her…

Not Afraid to Pivotte: Meet Yehua

Yehua Yang, www.pivottestudio.com “I have moved around all my life and never really felt at home anywhere. NYC provides the best version of “home” in the sense that almost everyone is very transient here. I love art and design and…