Linnette Veloso is a native New Yorker who, since the tender age of 15, has participated in efforts for the betterment of underserved populations. Linnette began by tutoring homeless children, preparing teaching materials at a low-income English learning school, and reorganizing a 1000+ client database at a tax agency serving underprivileged communities. Linnette is also a proud alumna of CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Public Administration, concentrating in Human Resources.

As an undergraduate, Linnette volunteered for Melinda Katz’s Comptroller campaign, conducting research projects and obtaining signatures for her candidacy. She began her career in Human Resources at HHC’s Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, a public institution, where she wrote articles for the hospital magazine, secured employee health insurance enrollments, and determined employee paid leave.

She briefly explored the private sector at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, where she sharpened her leadership skills by interning as a Human Resources Training and Development Coordinator. In this role, she conducted new hire orientations and led guided tours for high school and international students interested in Hospitality careers. In her most recent position at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a women’s rights organization, she was promoted from Human Resources and Administration Assistant to Associate in just two years. In this role, she assists the VP of Human Resources and Administration with quarterly re-projections for a $3M department budget, coordinated social events, spearheaded the implementation of various new computer systems, supervised the Human Resources intern, conducted interviews, and aided in the recruitment of over 50 new employees.

Fluent in Spanish, Linnette’s ultimate goal is to use her nonprofit experience for a crucial cause. Her goal is to provide mentorship, education, and career advancement to at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated populations in the U.S.A., and later the Dominican Republic.