New York Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer, Zabrina Collazo

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

New York Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer, Zabrina Collazo

From the New York Foundation:

We are delighted to share some good news this morning: today we welcome Zabrina Collazo to the New York Foundation team as our new program officer.

Zabrina joins us from the Ms. Foundation for Women where she managed a portfolio of women-led, and particularly women of color-led, grantees working at the local, state, and national levels across the U.S. Before becoming a program officer, she was a program associate supporting grantmaking, grantee convenings, and capacity building. Her first foray into philanthropy was as a program assistant at the Scherman Foundation. Zabrina co-chaired the Youth Leadership Engagement Working Group at Funders for Reproductive Equity from 2016 through 2020.

A lover of books, Zabrina worked at the Asian American Writers' Workshop and Bluestockings Bookstore. She has organized in NYC's Filipino-American community with Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE), an organization that connected the Filipino diaspora to the women's movement in the Philippines.

Zabrina is the daughter of a Filipina immigrant from Batangas and a Puerto Rican from Brooklyn. She graduated from CUNY Hunter College, where she organized against budget cuts and tuition hikes and pressured the administration to provide funding and staffing for Asian American Studies. She currently lives in Queens.

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