Member Spotlight Jo Harvey

Jo HarveyJo Harvey
Director, Corporate & Alumni Relations
Mountbatten Institute

Patron Member
Joined: 2011
Born: Oxford, UK
Lives: Chinatown, Manhattan

What brought you to New York? In 1994 I was lucky to be offered a job in New York at the Mountbatten Institute. Since then I have had the privilege of working with host organizations (including St George’s Society of NY!)  keen to develop young global talent, and with amazing young graduates who have the drive, ambition and desire to develop themselves as young globally minded professionals. It is an honor to be part of an organization that furthers the vision of Senator Fulbright through the J-1 visa program, who believed that ‘Educational Exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations’. That and the age old reason of chasing a boy!  My love of NY has lasted – the boy not!!

What do you enjoy about being a member of St. George’s Society?  What I really enjoy about being a member of the St George’s Society are all the amazing people that I have met through the GEORGE and St George’s events. Not least the wonderful people at the St George’s Society who work tirelessly to put on events to bring people together, and help the beneficiaries of the charity.  To be able to contribute to helping those less fortunate while attending fun events make it the perfect combination!

What is your favourite New York place or pastime? Change is a constant and NY is the perfect example of that!  What I love most about NY is the constant discovery of new places, ideas and people.  I love music and in my early years here in NY Summerstage in Central Park was a frequent haunt, then Prospect Park and other smaller parks in the city that often put on amazing artists as part of the summer programs.  Meeting friends (who become equivalent of family when you are overseas) is my favorite past time, exploring different neighborhoods with them and seeing what you discover, have led to some of the best experiences of my time here in NY.

 

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