Her goal is to catalyze our growth in impact, through close partnerships with nonprofit partners and rigorous measurement of the outcomes of our work. Prior to entering the nonprofit arena, Akinc led teams focused on technology and go-to-market strategy for high-growth Silicon-Valley based software companies like BEA Systems, and for non-profits like The New Teacher Project. Akinc began her career as a consultant in the information technology practice at the Boston Consulting Group, and maintains a strong connection to education, ever since her days of earning her teaching certification in New Jersey.
Bridget earned an undergraduate degree in education policy at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she serves on the faculty, teaching a course called "Leading With Impact." Akinc loves running, coaching her kids' teams, and exploring the outdoors.
He is now the Associate Director of Strategy & Data Analysis. He is responsible for managing and delivering volunteer programs, collecting and analyzing program data for external reports, and assisting to optimize our inbound and outbound strategies.
Devaun is interested in education, career exploration, and workforce training programs. At Building Impact, he plans events for students and young adults to connect with corporate volunteers in professional development programming.
Devaun has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Boston College and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus and current Board of Directors member of the A Better Chance-New Canaan program.
She is currently a senior at Emmanuel College in Boston majoring in History, and will be graduating in May. At Building Impact, Cheyenne works closely with Arianna, the Director of National Programs. Cheyenne is responsible for assisting the BI team with any new and upcoming projects. She is very passionate about volunteer work outside of the office and is happy to help spread that joy she feels here at Building Impact.
Outside of the office, you can find Cheyenne hiking, playing piano, and exploring the city.
Starting as the Marketing Associate, she now acts as the Digital Marketing and Graphic Design Manager. Emmy leads a wide range of marketing initiatives, including developing the marketing for Building Impact’s volunteer programs, optimizing our web presence and collateral, and leading our impact reporting. Prior to joining the Building Impact team, Emmy interned with United Way of Pioneer Valley and SIOS Technology Corp.. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing with a Minor in Graphic Design from Emmanuel College.
She enjoys watercolor painting, live music, and trying out cafés in Boston.
She is responsible for executing our growth plan and scaling the adoption of our service offerings by developing strategic partnerships between clients and non-profits.
Previously, MJ was the Associate Director of Employment Placement at Year Up, where she built and stewarded strong relationships with hiring managers nationally and led the employment team to coach over 200 Year Up alumni through career development and academic plans.
Outside of work, MJ attends Southern New Hampshire University through Duet, majoring in Business Administration and Marketing. She enjoys trying new recipes and songwriting.
She is responsible for assisting Emmy, the Digital Marketing and Graphic Design Manager, with creating graphics and marketing content for Building Impact. She is currently in her fourth year of school at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rory is pursuing an BFA in graphic design. Her favorite components of design include typography, UX/UI, and branding. She is ecstatic about the work she’s doing at Building Impact and helping make a difference in the community.
She also enjoys warm weather, Boston, music, and animals.
He is responsible for assuring growth and development by fostering concrete partnerships between our clients and non-profits.
Nate is a recent graduate from the College of the Holy Cross. He finished with a major in Economics, with a passion for Game Theory, Financial Economics, and Quantitative Macro Economics. He plans to use his passions to assist the Growth Strategy and Development team.
Nathaniel is very active outside of work. Often spending his time outdoors. He also enjoys the classics, boasting an extensive record collection.
She led our efforts in cultivating and expanding our partners in the Commercial Real Estate community and providing the foundation for growth on our building footprint in Boston. She also coordinated business development and client engagement with Real Estate, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology, and other partners.
In 2021 she transitioned into the role of Strategic Advisor on Partnerships & Equity, assisting in the coordination of the organization’s commitment to inclusivity. This work includes internal and external strategy around engaging diverse partnership opportunities, promoting belonging with new stakeholders, helping to amplify equity goals, and advancing social impact initiatives.
Prior to working for Building Impact, Elsa was the Chief Development Officer at the International Institute of New England, fundraising on behalf of immigrants and refugees.
She has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, affiliated with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Intercultural Studies and Communications from Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, CA, and a Management Certificate in Health and Human Services from Suffolk University.
She is a recent graduate of the YW LeadBoston Program, representing BI in this prestigious DEICertificate Program designed to connect leaders across sectors to candidly discuss issues of diversity and racial realities of the Boston community to devise strategies and drive change. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French.