Navigating Personal Finance in the Age of COVID-19: An Early Career Professionals Meet-Up

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm EDT
Location: Zoom Meeting (Advanced registration is required.)

Navigating Personal Finance in the Age of COVID-19: An Early Career Professionals Meet-Up
Zoom Meeting | Thursday, October 8 | 5:00pm-6:30pm EDT

At a time when arts administrators have lost jobs, been furloughed, or face reduced income, navigating personal finances can feel harrowing. This event seeks to support Early Career Professionals, many of whom were already managing on small salaries with limited savings pre-pandemic. Join us as financial and HR professionals address how to manage financial challenges, including issues such as student loan repayment, credit card debt, and COBRA. This event is hosted by the Early Career Professionals Meet-Up Group, but is open to all members of the arts education community at no cost. Advanced registration is required.

Please note: This event will *not* be recorded for later use on our website.

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Clarissa Soto Josephs began working at Pentacle in 2011 after earning dual degrees in Dance Performance and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Legal Studies from Hofstra University. In 2016 she earned an MBA degree from Quinnipiac University. As Associate Director of Pentacle, she has merged her passions for dance and entrepreneurship by helping artists navigate their craft within the performing arts and nonprofit fields. In her time at Pentacle, she has worked with hundreds of artists, trained more than 200 interns in arts administration, and has developed innovative ways to effectively serve young artists through Pentacle’s services and programs.

Clarissa has been a volunteer dance teacher at Groove With Me, a youth development organization for girls in Harlem since 2013, and is the treasurer of their Young Professionals Committee. She specializes in educating artists about fiscal matters and has led professional development workshops at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference, Dance/NYC’s annual Symposium, Actor’s Equity, and Gibney Dance’s Learning & Leadership Studio Workshop, to name a few. In 2016, she was named to the New York Hispanic Coalition’s 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars. She has also served on grant panels of major foundations. Since 2010 she has worked as a freelance bookkeeper for Robin Becker Dance, where she first got her start as an intern. Today she is proud of her work restructuring Pentacle’s Education & Outreach programs, growing Pentacle’s Fiscal Services, and is excited to continue her role as Associate Director to help more artists in the performing arts community.

Twitter & Instagram: @pentacledance | Facebook: @pentacle.danceworksinc

Alana Atterbury is the HR Generalist for Theatre Development Fund, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. Prior to this she was the Human Resources and Payroll Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club and has also worked in the corporate finance and insurance industry.

Zuhaly Ramon is a social entrepreneur, with a passion for educating and empowering others on personal finance through the power of storytelling.  She founded a social media, digital platform for the Latinos called Dinero Chronicles. The mission is to educate the community on the basics of money management and to challenge the toxic money mentality and relationships within minority communities by presenting a holistic approach to building wealth. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the College of Communication at Boston University. Simultaneously, she is a last semester advertising graduate student at Boston University. She also serves as an active mentor for Chica Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop Massachusetts’ next generation of youth Latina leaders. 

Instagram: @dinerochronicles


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Natalie Correa is an emerging arts administration professional from New York City. As a young girl who participated in various performing arts programs, she understands the value of her arts education and is extremely passionate about youth access to the arts. In 2017, Natalie obtained her BA in English & Art History with a concentration in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies from the College of the Holy Cross. She was previously a Social Media & Public Relations Intern at Boston Ballet and the Communications Coordinator at Ballet Hispánico. Natalie is currently a Program Assistant at National Dance Institute (NDI); she supports NDI’s professional development program—the NDI Collaborative for Teaching & Learning—and sits on NDI’s Board Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility.

Instagram and Twitter: @natalieacorrea

The Early Career Professional Meet-Up Group is an affinity group for arts administrators and teaching artists who are in the first five years of their career or work in an entry-level position at arts organizations.

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