In her role as head of social impact and connectivity at Collaboratory, Trisha Botty leads, develops and implements strategy for social impact and connectivity programs. And, while her responsibilities may be vast, Botty has the background to match.

“I have worked in government and community relations, social impact and grantmaking, com­munications, organizing, program management and advocacy,” she says. “I believe in working toward creating impact and change.”

Prior to joining Collaboratory, Batty served as regional director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she worked directly with elected officials and com­munity leaders and was a liaison between the office and 18 counties. She also worked in the Washington, D.C. area for a labor association and for a nonprofit where she managed consumer education programs.

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