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Fri, Apr 05



Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Special Invitation to the closing session for the Program “Know Your Place: At the Top!”, a conversation and inspirational dialogue with trailblazers and rainmakers.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Newark, 211 Warren St, Newark, NJ 07103, USA

About the Event

Hello everyone!

As part of being a valuable member of the United Nations Association, Northern New Jersey Chapter, you get to benefit from Personal and Professional Development Opportunities.

One of our members is inviting us this Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 12:00 pm EST at NJIT for an unprecedented event as part of a closing session for the Program “Know Your Place: At the Top!”, a conversation and inspirational dialogue with trailblazers and rainmakers.

Their guest speaker is Jonathan Gomez, an Olympic Medal Winner, Founder of the Flor de Mayo Foundation, and Aide to Jersey City Mayor Fulop.

Below are the event details:

  • Location: Venture Link, First Floor, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07103
  • Time: 12:00 pm EST
  • Access: Free Access to the Event
  • Food: Light lunch will be provided
  • Parking: Parking Deck located at 42 Wilsey St., Newark, NJ

We encourage you to attend if you are in the area and share with your network.

Our mission is to connect with our communities and together make this place a better world for all.   If we want to impact others, we need to work on our own leadership skillset. Come and learn from people that against all odds, decided to overcome adversities, to become their best versions.


Can’t wait to see how we can best help you accomplish your goals.   See you on Friday!

About the speaker: Johnathan Gomez

Jonathan Gomez Noriega, an Executive MPA candidate at Columbia SIPA, is a former Olympic swimmer who currently serves as the primary aide to Mayor Steven Fulop MPA ’06 of Jersey City. He also holds a degree in economics from Southern Methodist University.

Born in Cali, Colombia, Jonathan migrated to New Jersey with his family at age 13; by 16 he had competed for his native country at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. He went on to make the semifinals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and won the bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, both in the men's 200-meter butterfly.

In 2017 Jonathan founded the Flor de Mayo Foundation, which has helped more than 1,200 children in Colombia access sports, education, health, and other cultural activities. He was recognised as “Colombia’s Person of the Year” by El Espectador in 2020.

He aims to bridge the gap between government and communities and drive change on a global scale. In his free time, Jonathan finds balance in jujitsu, enduro mountain biking, and marathon running.

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