Meet the PowerBridgeNY Team

Maria Grillo

Maria Grillo is Project Associate at PowerBridgeNY.

Maria is the Project Associate at PowerBridgeNY. She assists with budget, marketing, and social media. Maria is also the Project Associate at the NYU Institute for Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIIE), where she works with the Institute Director on program development, budgetary matters, marketing and social media. Maria received an M.Sc. in Digital Media from NYU Tandon; she also holds an M.Sc. in Art History from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and a Doctorate in Art Preservation from the University of Tuscia, Italy. Maria previously worked at the Honors Center of Italian Universities at Sapienza University, Italy, & Pace University in NY, were she coordinated students’ activity for the academic exchange programs in a network of NYC Universities (PACE University, NYU and Columbia University). There, she assisted faculty and administration with the development of international degree programs, the implementation of established programs, and the writing of grant proposals related to joint education/research activities between the US and Italy.

The PowerBridge NY Team

Jim Aloise

Jim Aloise
Executive Director

Julia Byrd
Associate Director

Tim Hoffman
Managing Director, CVX

PBNY Judges
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