Our Team

Our Team

Kevin Davis

Founder and Executive Director

Kevin Davis is the Founder and Executive Director of First Workings. Originally from London, Mr.Davis graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (UK) with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and was awarded an MA in International Relations from NYU in 2011. Mr. Davis ran one of the world’s largest listed derivatives brokerages, Man Financial, and retiring after a quarter of a century in London’s City and New York City’s Wall Street. Mr. Davis is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Yasmin Sanders-Fathi

Director of Corporate Partnerships & Communications

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Yasmin Sanders is the Corporate Engagement Manager at First Workings. Yasmin earned two Bachelors of Arts Degrees from Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on Environmental Justice. Prior to joining our team, Yasmin worked in college and career access with high school youth in Chicago. Yasmin is passionate about workforce development, equitable access, and sustainable community development.

Katie Begley

Director of Student and Alumni Programming

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Katie Begley joined the First Workings Team as the Program Coordinator in 2017 after earning her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Education from Saint Joseph’s University. In 2019, Katie pursued a fellowship in Evanston, IL working closely with community organizations, schools, and students. Katie rejoined the team in 2020 and is excited to work closely with School Partners and the growing Alumni network at First Workings.

Jharol Aguirre

Program Manager

Jharol Aguirre is the Program Manager at First Workings, focusing on student programming and high school partnerships. Born in Honduras and raised in Brooklyn, Jharol earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Government from Queens College, CUNY. Throughout his life, Jharol has benefited from the amazing work that organizations such as First Workings have done, and he is excited to help students who are now in the position he was once in. As a Program Manager, Jharol looks forward to guiding students through the complex ideas of social capital and career exploration and access.

Our Board

Chloe Mullarkey

Eyal Shemesh, M.D.

Jeff A. Lipsitz

Kevin R. Davis

LisaMarie Collins

Ralph Johnson

Susie M. Davis

Zack Klion

Our Advisory Board

Chloe Leavitt

Erik Coler

Fernando Warden, Jr.

LisaMarie Collins

Samantha Longlade

Interested in joining our Advisory Board?

The First Workings Advisory Board is made up of a group of dynamic young professionals who advise First Workings in their areas of expertise to deepen community and corporate relationships, increase brand awareness, and help improve and expand the impact of First Workings.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Yasmin at [email protected]

To apply, please click here: Advisory Board Application