Please join us in giving a warm Leading Edge welcome to our new Operations Associate, Marisa Diehl.
Marisa – can you tell us a little bit about your last job?
I was the Executive Assistant at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, working with JCCs and Jewish day camps throughout the Tri-state area.
What drew you to Leading Edge?
I really connect with the mission of Leading Edge and the work it’s done so far. I’ve been working in the Jewish nonprofit sector for most of my career and the work that Leading Edge does is so crucial.
What does a “great place to work” mean to you?
A place that motivates you to do your best work; a place with lots of support and lots of laughter.
What’s your favorite part about operations?
I love being able to jump into different roles and do so many different types of projects.
Rumor has it you’re a trained pastry chef…
It’s true. I love to bake and it’s an amazing hobby. But when I turned this hobby into a job, it lost all of its fun. So now I keep it as a hobby, making amazing birthday cake for my friends.
How about your colleagues?
Yes – my colleagues too 🙂
What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?
Without a doubt, Get Out
Where is your favorite place to travel?
London. It’s an amazing combination of history and cutting-edge.
How do you spend your subway commute?
I listen to podcasts and audiobooks. I know everyone complains about the MTA, but I’m related to two MTA employees so I have a lot of appreciation for the system.
Anything else you want to share?
I’m excited to officially join the Leading Edge team!