Mindy A. Marks, Director for Shared Interest Groups at the Association of Yale Alumni, leads alumni organizations in the development and execution of strategic plans. She has worked directly with YaleWomen, the Yale Latino Alumni Association, and various alumni singing groups. Her work provides opportunities for alumni engagement within their local communities and with the University to foster AYA’s leadership pipeline of alumni volunteers around the world. In 2013, Mindy led the strategic planning and execution of the inaugural YaleWomen conference held in Washington, DC, which featured speakers including Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Ariana Huffington, and many others. Prior to her current position, Mindy worked in the Yale Office of the Secretary as Associate Director for Corporation Affairs & Assistant Secretary, where she provided support for the Yale Corporation and University Council, the Sheffield Scientific School Board of Trustees, and the Henry Fellowship. She received a B.A. from Yale College with a major in psychology and teacher preparation, and an M.S. in school psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. Before coming to the Office of the Secretary, Mindy taught high school in the New Haven public school system. As an undergraduate, she was a member of Black Students at Yale, staff supervisor for Urban Improvement Corp, and team co-captain of Yale Cheerleaders.