Laurie Lessage ’10 was named Chief Financial Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. The 125-year-old nonprofit is the nation’s first and the city’s largest youth mentoring organization with the mission to build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth.
“I was honored to be selected. The mission of Big Brothers really aligned with my core values,” said Lessage, who majored in Information Technology while at Curry.
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Lessage served as class president her junior and senior years, and said mentors played an important role in her life, including many Curry professors, some of whom she keeps in touch. She also interned for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley who, at the time, was serving on the Boston City Council and for Curry’s Technology Center, where Lessage supervised computer labs.
“I am very thankful for those leadership positions and my classes at Curry. From those experiences, I knew I wanted to pursue a leadership role in a career in public service,” said Lessage.
After graduating from Curry, Lessage earned her master’s in public administration at Framingham State, and she also attended leadership programs at Fordham University and Columbia University.
“Even though I have now had an Ivy league experience, my most formative experiences were at Curry, from the professors who mentored me to the lifelong friends I made,” said Lessage, who also met her partner at Curry.