Chanelle Figueroa

  • Joined November 2015

Brand builder, message maker, and overall organizer with MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from NYU.

  • New York, NY, United States
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Chanelle Figueroa
New York, NY, United States

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Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Experience

Summary

I am passionate about advancing agendas that benefit under-served communities and populations. Before launching my PR consultancy, I worked on Rikers Island, on behalf of NYC's homeless, and in public education reform in NYC and Newark.

Work history

Founder & CEO
Opal Consulting ensures consistency, clarity, and cohesion in how clients operate and represent themselves to help their businesses grow. We align client’s public relations goals to the appropriate messaging and behaviors.
Interim Press Secretary
Primary media relations manager and press spokesperson responsible for responding to media inquiries as well as developing and executing proactive media plans.
Director of External Relations & Communications; Deputy Chief of Staff
As Dir. External Relations, ensured that District 79 was recognized as a model for student re-engagement. As Dep Chief of Staff, managed the 40-member district office, oversaw facilities for over 150 program locations, and drove internal communications.
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
A member of the Commissioner's office, worked in close collaboration with the Executive and Senior Staff to develop programmatic, operational, and policy recommendations aimed at reducing and preventing family homelessness.
Special Assistant to the Executive Director
Managed projects related to inmate health services and education for the Executive Director.

Education

Accreditations

M.S. Public Relations & Corporate Communications
B.A. Government, American Studies