Wendy Reynoso


With over 20 years experience in nonprofit leadership, Wendy Reynoso has a proven track record in management, leadership coaching, fundraising, strategic planning, and program development. In addition, she has extensive experience in creating, facilitating, and leading training sessions. Wendy has served as Head of School/Executive Director for Storefront Academy Harlem (formerly the Children's Storefront) and Executive Director of The GO Project.

Wendy holds a C.A.S. in Educational Administration from Steinhardt School of Education, New York University; an Ed. M. in Sociology of Education, with a concentration in Educational Policy, from Teachers College, Columbia University; an M.A. in Elementary/Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a B.A. from Oberlin College. 

Wendy is a founding board member of Storefront Academy Charter School-South Bronx and Summer Steps. She also serves on the boards of Schools That Can, Yspaniola, L.O.V.E and she is Co-Chair of the New York City Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board.

Diana Limongi


Diana Limongi is a Latina blogger and digital influencer, and cofounder of DLG Media, a multicultural media company which elevates the voices of multicultural America. On her blog, LadydeeLG, she writes about motherhood, raising bilingual kids, multicultural families, and culture. Her writing has appeared on BabyCenter, Hispana Global, NBC News, Cosmopolitan and other outlets. She was named a LATISM Top Digital Influencer in 2015 and 2016. She also received a social media award for her work as part of the MomsRising Good Food Force and was a 2015 TECLA award nominee for best parenting blogger. Diana currently serves on the Parent Advisory Panel for the Aspen Institute.

Diana is a native New Yorker. She is fluent in Spanish and French. She has a BA from Fordham University, an MA in Migration Studies from Kent University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

Shirley Leyro


Shirley Leyro is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College – CUNY. She is a native New Yorker currently living in Harlem U.S.A. with her pets. A critical criminologist, Dr. Leyro’s research focuses on deportation effects – including the impact of the fear resulting from the vulnerability to deportation. Her research interests include immigration, social disorganization, and crimmigration. She is co-editor of Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practice as well as a contributor to the same volume. She is also a member of the Leadership Team for the Latina Researchers Network.