Staff

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Project Director

Lee Strock


Lee Strock joined PCYP in 2012 as Project Director. At PCYP, Lee is responsible for managing PCYP's programmatic activities, fundraising, and external communications. Before joining PCYP, Lee was a litigation associate at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, and Frankel LLP, where, in addition to his commercial cases, he maintained an active pro bono practice representing LGBTQQ clients and clients living in poverty. Lee received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2009 and his B.A. from Cornell University in 2006. Email Lee.

Staff


Gretchen Begley

Interpreter/Social Worker

Gretchen comes to PCYP with over 15 years of experience in movements for justice and in direct social work practice. She received her Certificate in Interpretation Studies from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2012 and has extensive experience in Spanish-English interpretation and translation with state courts, city agencies, and community organizations. She is excited that she gets to learn new things about both of her working languages every day. Gretchen received her Master of Social Work from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2008, where she focused on group work with immigrant communities, and her B.A. in Global Studies with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004, where she focused on socioeconomics and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining PCYP, Gretchen served as a case manager at a legal services organization serving homeless immigrant youth. She was also privileged to work alongside incredible human rights activists in Colombia with the organization Peace Brigades International. Gretchen can’t live without the ocean, and she is in agreement with Emma Goldman that dance must be a part of our revolution. Email Gretchen.

Nadia Qurashi

Senior Staff Attorney

Nadia has been a staff attorney with PCYP since 2008. She has 16 years of direct services experience working with immigrant survivors of family and state-based violence. She loves taking to task the legal and social systems that perpetually fail poor people of color. Nadia is a first generation Pakistani Muslim, and is as queer as the day is long. Every day, she feels honored to work with the brilliant, beautiful, and resilient young people that are the heart of NYC. Nadia received her law degree from CUNY School of Law at Queens College in 2008 and her B.A. from St. John’s College in 1998. Email Nadia.

Our team

Project Director
Social Worker/Interpreter
Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney