Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune Named First-Ever ‘Chief Democracy Officer’

Former Fellow Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune (’15) has been named New York City’s first “chief democracy officer.” She will seek to develop and expand Mayor Bill de Blasio’s DemocracyNYC agenda, which aims to strengthen democracy by engaging people in civic life. Her appointment was reported by several publications, including The New York Times (“Why New York City Hired Someone to Improve Democracy,” Oct. 2) and the New York Daily News (“De Blasio Names New ‘Chief Democracy Officer,’” Oct. 2).