Meet the EDGE Team

Meet the EDGE Team

Soheila Fortuna, (she, her, hers)Soheila Fortuna
Program Director

Email: sfortuna@jjay.cuny.edu 
Call: 212-393-6890

Education: M.A. in Public Administration from John Jay College, B.A. from Berkeley College in Business Administration concentration in Marketing

Hometown: Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic raised in Dyckman, New York

What I’m usually up to: On my down time I like to slow down and spend quality time with my kids, most of the time on the couch watching whatever they like at the moment.

A quote that brightens my day is: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius

 

Amorita Jones, (she, her, hers)
Advisor

Email: amjones@jjay.cuny.edu 
Call: 212-393-6412
Schedule an Appointment with Amorita

Education: Currently pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Fordham University, B.A. in Social Work from Lehman College, A.A. in Liberal Arts from BMCC.

Hometown: New York City, New York

What I’m usually up to: Finding new spots in NYC for views, bites and unique experiences.

A quote that brightens my day is: "There are people you haven't met yet, who will love you." -Unknown

 

Julissa Lima, (she, her, hers) Julissa Lima
Program Coordinator

Email: jlima@jjay.cuny.edu
Call: 646-781-5133

Education: B.S. in Fraud Examination & Financial Forensics from John Jay College

Hometown: Bronx, New York

What I’m usually up to: Trying new restaurants and finding new places to view in the city.

A quote that brightens my day is: “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” - Zen Shin

 

Sheena Vega, (she, her, hers)
Peer Innovator

Education: Currently pursuing a B.S. in Human Services and Community Justice at John Jay College, A.S. in Human Services from BMCC.

Hometown: New York City, NY

What I’m usually up to: I am usually cleaning lol. I have four children that are homeschooled and our days can get a little hectic. While Clorox is making a car note a month off of me lol, I would not have it any other way and enjoy our time together very much.

A quote that brightens my day is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

 

Dayshawna Sloan, (she, her, hers)
Peer Innovator

Education: Currently pursuing a B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Dispute Resolution from John Jay College.

Hometown: Bronx NY

What I’m usually up to: I usually watch movies and eat snacks with my son.

A quote that brightens my day is: "During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams." - Tupac Shakur

 

Beth Osselaer, (she, her, hers)
EDGE Internship Coordinator/MSW Intern

Education: Currently pursuing a M.A. in Social Work from Columbia University, B.S. in Secondary English Education from Northern Arizona University

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

What I’m usually up to: With friends, reading or watching tv on the couch!

A quote that brightens my day is: "Hopelessness is the enemy of justice." - Bryan Stevenson

 

Shaina Kaplan, (she, her, hers)
EDGE Internship Coordinator/MSW Intern

Education: Currently pursuing a M.A. in Social Work from Columbia University, B.A. in Anthropology, Psychology and Religious Studies from Brandeis University

Hometown: Chicago, IL

What I’m usually up to: Taking walks, doing puzzles, and hanging out on the couch with my family/friends

A quote that brightens my day is: “You will not always be the goal scorer. When you are not, you better be rushing toward her.” -Abby Wambach

 

Fiza Mahmood, (she, her, hers)
Administrative Intern

Education: Currently pursuing a B.S. in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Political Science and a Minor Middle East Studies from John Jay College

Hometown: Queens, NY

What I’m usually up to: Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and annoying my boyfriend and family 24/7

A quote that brightens my day is: "Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way." - Michael Scott