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Carla Soraide

Office Administrator


 

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Phone | 212-665-2504

Email | admin@adventnyc.org

Office Hours | 9am-2pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 9am-5pm Tuesday and Thursday.

 

What do you do at Advent?

I am the go-to person at the center of day-to-day office operations. I manage our building usage, our program calendar, our document management and organization, and the weekly production of documents like our worship bulletins, to name a few things among many other administrative tasks.

 

Why do you do what you do?

I like to serve and I like to be helpful. I volunteered a lot a child, and I still carry that spirit of service. I studied political science, which fostered my desire to serve communities, while clarifying that I am also a person who likes to respect everyone's varying opinions and perspectives.

 

Talk to me about . . .

History, linguistics, translations. I really, really adore languages, and learning about words, where they come from, and how we use them.

 

When I'm not at Advent, you'll most likely find me . . .

Watching Sesame Street with my 2-year-old son, Enzo. I think I have seen almost every Sesame Street episode to date.


Originally from Jackson Heights in Queens, Carla moved to Buenos Aires, her parents' homeland, at age 11 to intensify her academic learning in Spanish. She returned to the United States in 2005. From 2005 through 2012, she attended John Jay College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law. During that time she also worked as a Supplemental Education Tutor with the Board of Education, providing home tutoring for children from K- 5th grade. Many of her students came from hard-working immigrant parents who struggled to help their children to learn to read and write. Since then, she has developed a profound interest in immigration policy in the United States, and volunteered often with community organizations providing English classes for working adults as well as Citizenship Exam Preparation. She went on to study interpretation and translation, an experience that taught her the beauty of language and the art of linguistics. 

Today, Carla is the mother of a beautiful, strong, and intelligent 2-year-old boy named Enzo, who occupies the majority of her free time, "but never lets me go about life without a bright smile on my face," she adds.

 

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