Christie Saint-Vil is the Strategic Relationships Manager, NYC Junior Ambassadors (NYCJA). In this role, she is responsible for designing and implementing quality program for youth and educators throughout NYC. NYCJA is a powerful platform that empowers youth to become actively engaged with the United Nations by exploring the intersection of the most pressing local and global issues using the Sustainable Development Goals. She also plays a critical role in delivering on the Office’s core operational and protocol obligations, including facilitating the visits of delegations from governments (municipal, state, federal) around the world, while continuing to foster the strong relationship between the broad diplomatic community and the City.
An experienced Educator, Christie has worked with non-profit organizations dedicated to global justice education with a focus on amplifying the voices of immigrants, women, and youth of color. She has served these communities in several capacities - including roles of program development, curriculum design, organizing, qualitative research and communications. Her past roles include consulting for Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa-- where she researched the social cohesion of immigrants and women through urban development and upgrading in Cape Town’s largest township. She also participated in Oxfam’s advocacy campaign: Protection of Civilians (P.o.C) in Armed Conflict. In that role, she delivered a practicum that provided an analysis of core issues, challenges and strategic recommendations to the United Nations’ P.o.C mandate. She is thrilled to work with the City where she can continue directing her passion for improving the welfare of individuals in NYC and in the Global South as well as providing access for marginalized communities.
A New York native born to Caribbean parents, Christie holds a M.A. in International Affairs from The New School and a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Francis College. She identifies strongly with the Haitian diaspora in Brooklyn.