Meet Our Alumni
Janet Rodriguez is a first-generation Dominican-American from New York City. In the summer of 2011, she made a career change from corporate to education to follow her passion. She is currently a College and Career Coordinator at the NYC Department of Education where she performs school and community outreach work related to alternative school programs that support students in meeting their education and career goals. Before joining the NYC Department of Education, Janet was a Tax Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the Consumer, Industrial, and Products Services practice. While at PwC Janet actively participated in several initiatives including promoting PwC diversity programs, minority recruitment and charitable projects.
Janet is also a co-founder of M.O.V.E. Inc. College Preparatory Program which she co-founded as a Baruch College student in 2007. It's a non-profit organization that targets high potential, low-income public high school students to provide them with one-on-one mentoring amid high achieving young professionals, SAT prep and college immersion.
Janet is a graduate of CUNY Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business where she earned her BBA with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Psychology and Law. While at Baruch College, Janet was an active leader and held many leadership roles within various organizations including ALPFA, the largest Latino association for business professionals and students and received numerous awards for her contribution to the Baruch College community. Upon graduation, she became a member of the ALPFA New York Student Programs Committee. She is currently the ALPFA New York Vice President of Student Development where she oversees and manages all the student chapters and student leader development in New York.
In 2008, Janet was named the ALPFA National Student of the Year and received the Baruch College SEEK Rita Leed Community Service Award. In 2011, she received the ALPFA National Most Promising Business Professional Award and also received the ALPFA Baruch College Member of the Decade Award. In 2012, she received the SEEK Alumni Recognition Award.
Janet considers herself an agent for social change and believes in providing infinite inspiration and opportunities to less privileged youth in urban communities and creating leaders.