Helen has been an Adjunct Instructor at Westchester Community College’s Workforce Development & Community Education Center since 2008. She teaches Accounting & Bookkeeping for Beginners and various workshops. Helen participated in the WCC’s Grow Conference with a presentation on the topic of strategic planning and was the mentor to three students competing at the Grow Conference with their new business ideas.
Since 2016, Helen has been teaching a 60-hour business program in Spanish and English, offered by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center, a non-profit organization assisting start-up and established companies.
For approximately 25 years, Helen was an international investment banker with a focus on private and public companies throughout Latin America, and she held several positions in business development, financial analysis, and project management. She earned a B.A. degree in Spanish Literature from Queens College.
Helen developed a passion for all aspects of Latin American culture during her many visits to the region. She has a collection of Caribbean and South American recipes which she shares with friends and family. In 2009, she co-founded the Spanish Literature Book Club at the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Members enjoyed reading and discussing contemporary and classic works from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil.