Extending a hand to CUNY's Next Generation

Sadia Ishak

Web-Based Project Manager

Sadia is currently a junior who came on board with the RICH organization in her freshman year at Queens College. She is majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business Liberal Arts. Working as the RICH Web-development Project Manager, she oversees all creative content designs for the RICH website and its Google Classroom platform. Sadia is the lead mentor who supervises DOE remote interns with the RICH online training project. RICH has allowed Sadia to execute valuable tech skills for the organization’s web-development work-space. She was the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Internship Fund. Sadia's dream job is to be the CEO of Google.

Lisa Zheng

Lead Social Media Intern

Lisa is a senior attending Queens College where she is majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Business and Liberal Arts. She is the lead social media intern at RICH where she interviews RICH graduates, guides RICH's high school interns in accomplishing their internship goals, and creates social media campaigns that advertise the success of these efforts. One of the campaigns that she worked on, "Then & Now", is featured on the RICH website and social media pages. She wants to be an experiential event manager or a brand manager in the future. RICH has made Lisa realize how important it is for youth to be self-aware and know that they matter in order to achieve their life and school goals.

Nasir Freeman

Web Developer

Nasir is a junior at Queens College, majoring in Computer Science (BA). He is the backend-web developer intern for the RICH organization who oversees the organization’s server-side web application and works with the front-end developers on implementing APIs for the website. He collaborates with the web-development team to ensure the seamless integration of all applications and databases. Nasir's hobby is designing websites and practicing his web development skills. He’s been busy building basic websites since the age seven and his dream job is to become a software engineer in the game development field.

Hannah Fischbein

Social Media Intern

Hannah is a Freshman at Queens College, majoring in Advertising and minoring in Business and Liberal Arts. She is the lead campaign builder at RICH, where she works with the Product Manager to shape the direction of social media. Hannah crafts creative ideas and develops, produces, and manages social media and ad campaigns, such as the "Then & Now" campaign, Black History Month, and the Reach for Success podcast publicity. RICH has given Hannah experience with the ins and outs of the social media marketing industry and provided the invaluable opportunity to be a lead mentor for DOE interns. She plans to expand her career by entering other areas of marketing, such as product and brand marketing.

Hassan Amjad

Web Developer

Hassan is currently a junior at Queens College who is pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science. He is passionate about pursuing a career in web development and has experienced various internships in this field, as well as participated in several projects and hackathons. He is currently working on expanding his web and iOS development skills. RICH has given him a chance to implement and expand his front-end web-development skills in a remote work-based environment. Hassan also worked with the RICH back-end developer to implement the "Then & Now" webpage. His vision is to build his own startup one day.

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