Adela Effendy

Adela Effendy, a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State, has led multiple pilot and well-established programs in the nation’s largest secondary and public university systems, overseeing over $1.5 million in budgets, 75+ staff members and reaching 10,000+ students over the past 12+ years. She has expertise in staff and student learning and development, teaching and facilitating groups, crisis management/rapid responding, and fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive team environments while also leading teams and programs through change management processes.

As the current Program Coordinator at CUNY Start/Math Start’s LaGuardia Community College, Adela has been at the forefront of capacity-building and navigating significant systems changes at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) pilot program since 2014 by redesigning professional development and student advisement processes for increased stakeholder engagement and change. Along with her work at CUNY, Adela has worked with various non-profit organizations, summer camps, public schools, and corporations to uplift conversations around examining knowledge of self, cultural sustainability, and anti-oppressive and healing-centered work spaces.