Chantel Cabrera is the Director of Public Affairs for Pace University's New York City campus. In this role she combines her passion for at-promise youth, her community relations and local government expertise. She previously served as the Director of Community Affairs for New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh, representing Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfront communities. Prior to working with the New York State Senate, she spent five years at the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, a leading Staten Island based non-profit organization, as the Director of Workforce Initiatives. Here her focus was youth and workforce development, overseeing Summer Youth Employment and Department of Education contracts dealing specifically with alternative pathways to success. Chantel is a native New Yorker and Licensed Master Social Worker. She attained her MSW and B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University and is currently pursuing her master's degree in business administration at Pace.