Talia Barzel is the Assistant Director for programming in Seedco’s New York office. She joined Seedco in 2021, bringing 6 years of experience in workforce development in NYC organizations and more than a decade of focus on building pathways out of poverty. Most recently, she was the supervisor of training for post-secondary skilled trades programming at The Door – A Center for Alternatives, working with a variety of industries to train and support young adults in sustainable career paths. Talia’s previous work also includes time spent as a freelance editor, after-school educator, young adult mentor, and theatrical stagehand. She received a Master of Social Work with specializations in social enterprise administration and the “world of work” from Columbia University.