City Squash
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Personnel

Feb
07

Fleurima

Billy joined the CitySquash Junior Board in 2023. He is currently an analyst at UBS Securities in their New York office, where he has worked since graduating from Connecticut College in 2021. At Connecticut College, he was the varsity captain of the men’s squash team and a school record holder on the Track & Field team. Billy was admitted to the Columbia Business School deferred MBA admissions program in 2022 where he hopes to matriculate by 2027. Billy is a proud alum of CitySquash, after joining the program his 4th grade year in 2008.

Feb
06

Li

Terence became Executive Director of CitySquash in 2014, after re-joining the organization as Program Director in 2012. He previously worked at CitySquash from 2005-2007. Terence was a member of the varsity squash team at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in 2004 in architecture. After leaving CitySquash in 2007, Terence received both an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management. After business school, Terence worked in finance before returning to CitySquash. Terence grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he was a competitive racquetball player. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and their three children.

Feb
06

Yedid

Rachel Yedid is a former Special Education teacher who taught 2nd grade for 6 years before starting her own family.  Rachel developed a love of reading and writing while in college at The University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in English. She went on to serve in Teach for America for two years while receiving her Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from Lehman College. Since becoming a mother, Rachel has taken on various leadership roles at her children’s schools including Parents Association President and has dedicated her time to serving on multiple school wide committees. Rachel is a college essay advisor and works with high school juniors and seniors.  She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two sons. 

Nov
03

Hodge

Vincent Hodge is the Director of Financial Aid and the Assistant Director of Admissions at Episcopal High School in Alexandria Virginia. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School and has a BA from Stanford University and and MA from Princeton. He has supported numerous CitySquash students through their journeys at Episcopal and joined the CitySquash board in 2022. 

Oct
31

Peppiatt

Jonah joined the CitySquash Junior Board in 2023.  He is counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he represents creditors, companies and purchasers in a wide range of corporate restructurings, bankruptcy and liability management transactions.  Jonah earned his JD/MBA from NYU’s School of Law and Stern School of Business, and his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University where he was on the varsity squash, rugby and water polo teams.  He has been playing in NY Squash tournaments and leagues since high school, and currently captains a team for Open Squash.  He grew up in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.

Sep
29

Arias

Magdalena Arias joined CitySquash in 2023. As Director of Placement she guides team members through the independent school admissions process. She is a recent graduate from Williams College, where she double majored in English and French. While at Williams, she was a Teaching Assistant at Williamstown Elementary School and worked at Misongi Organization, a non-profit based in Cameroon that helps high-achieving, low-income Cameroonian students apply to universities in the United States. Magdalena is originally from Panama and worked at a United Way homework center in Panama City, where she taught a creative writing extracurricular. She currently lives in Manhattan.  

Sep
29

Haghighi

Victoria is an alumna of CitySquash and joined as a full-time staff member in 2023. Victoria was part of the placement program where she attended the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. While at boarding school, she developed a passion for marine biology and earned her beginner, advanced, and rescue scuba certifications. Victoria graduated from Bates College, where she majored in Biology and minored in Earth and Climate Science. While at Bates, she played on the women’s squash team and participated in the study abroad program, where she studied abroad in South Africa and Panama. As the Program Associate, she is responsible for squash coaching, assisting middle and high school placement students with their applications and essays, and meeting with current CitySquash college students. Victoria was born in Manhattan and currently resides in the Bronx.

Sep
27

Huchro

Victoria joined CitySquash in 2023. As Director of Middle School Academics, she is responsible for developing the academic enrichment curriculum for the 6th-8th grade team members in the Bronx and tracking their academic progress. Before joining CitySquash, Victoria worked as 6th Grade Teacher in Washington D.C. while completing her Masters in Education and Special Education from NYU. Victoria graduated from Cornell University and double majored in Development Sociology and Inequality Studies. While at Cornell, Victoria was the Captain of the Women’s Varsity Squash Team. Victoria was born and raised in Westchester, NY, and currently lives there.

Jul
19

Mark

Sydney became Board Secretary in 2023. Sydney is a lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and specializes in capital markets and corporate transactions. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Jan
31

Galluccio

Robert joined the CitySquash Board in 2022. He is an ESG Project Specialist in the Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice at Paul, Weiss. Prior to joining Paul Weiss, Robert was a Consultant at Taproot Foundation in their Advisory Services Practice where he advised corporate clients and NGO beneficiaries. Robert began his career at CitySquash and was Program Director at the organization’s Brooklyn site. Robert received a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College in 2015 where he captained the varsity squash team. Robert lives in Manhattan and continues to play squash actively.