Upstander Generation

Upstander Generation, the Tyler Clementi Foundation Young Professionals’ Group is comprised of early-career professionals who volunteer their time, energy, and talents to raise awareness and funds to further TCF’s mission. Young Professionals Group members have the opportunity to create, plan, and participate in a variety of volunteer and awareness-raising activities, and to plan and host fundraising events that support TCF’s programs.

Upstander Generation is a powerful engagement tool to cultivate the next generation of leaders and supporters of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Together, in collaboration with the team at the Foundation, we will leverage Upstander Generation as a gateway to engage talented volunteers, reconnect with alumni, and educate and raise awareness among a younger generation to ensure the longevity and support of our organization.

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Upstander Generation Leadership

Alex Dorado is currently an Associate at BlackRock working on their iShares Due Diligence team for the US Wealth Advisory Business and recently relocated from San Francisco to New York City. Alex first learned about TCF two years ago from a family friend who served on the Board. Now that she lives in NYC is very excited is about the opportunity to shape and be involved in the Young Professional Group for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Back in SF Alex was an active member of the BlackRock Philanthropy Committee and served as Relationship Manger for La Cocina (SF based food entrepreneurial non profit). She also served as a Volunteer for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco at both the De Young and Legion of Honor and was a mentor for the Latinos in Finance organization. Although a Bay Area native, Alex graduated from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) with a BSBA in Accounting and Financial Management.

Emma Bratman currently resides in New York City, by way of San Francisco, Vancouver, BC and Rome, Italy. Passionate about helping others, Emma joined TCF with the goal to create a community where no one should feel outcasted or bullied. When she’s not hunting the city to find the best coffee shops, Emma enjoys long runs along the Hudson River, museum hopping, and weekend adventures.

Caroline Griffin is currently an analyst at BlackRock working on their COO Strategy team for the US Wealth Advisory Business in New York City. At BlackRock, she is also an active member of the BLK City Harvest Strategy Team and the Analyst Impact Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock. Caroline earned her B.A. degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in Classical Vocal Performance from Princeton University in 2017. Caroline became involved with the Tyler Clementi Foundation and its aspiring young professional group through BlackRock colleagues and is very excited to be engaged with this incredible organization. She is excited and passionate about helping others to stand up against bullying through inclusion and embracing diversity.

Ashley Lozier, originally from Hamilton, New Jersey, currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in client relationship management at BlackRock. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied International Business and Marketing. Having attended Catholic and Jesuit schools all her life and experiencing it firsthand, Ashley is particularly interested in helping stop faith-based bullying of the LGBTQ+ community and empowering youth and young adults to intervene in these situations. In addition to combating bullying, Ashley loves long-distance running, photography, listening to indie rock music and learning foreign languages. 

Jack Melick is currently a Talent Solutions Consultant at LinkedIn and has been living in the city for 18 months. Outside of his 9-5, Jack is happy to be giving back and advocating on behalf of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Hanging with friends, exploring the city, or traveling for weekend trips is where you can find Jack outside the office.

Rachel Swartz is a graduate of the University of Delaware and has been living in NYC for the past 2 years. She currently works as a Talent Solutions Consultant at LinkedIn. Rachel is excited to advocate for Tyler Clementi Foundation as she’s always been involved in volunteering for her community.

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