Former Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is certainly keeping busy after a three decade career in the House of Representatives representing the Upper East Side. Since leaving congress, the longtime public servant has been named president of the National Organization for Women’s New York Chapter and starting later this month, she will join Hunter College to spend the spring semester mentoring students.
Starting on January 25th, Maloney will serve as an Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Leader in Residence at the Roosevelt House, a public policy institute located within the former East 65th Street residence of President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Hunter College President Jennifer Raab announced Tuesday.
“We are delighted and honored to welcome Carolyn Maloney to Hunter,” Raab said in a statement.
“Her vast experience in Washington on social and economic concerns — particularly on issues of deep concern to women and girls — provides a practical and inspiring foundation for teaching and mentoring our public policy and human rights students.”
According to President Raab, the 76-year-old beltway veteran will work directly with Hunter College students on critical policy issues like the Equal Rights Amendment and infrastructure, in addition to engaging with classes and student organizations.
“I have always viewed public service as a ‘loan’ that I must repay every day by helping people,” said former Representative Carolyn Maloney.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working in public service at Hunter College in the outstanding City University system, helping to cultivate a new generation of progressive leaders through education, mentorship, and hands-on participation in the political process,” the political trailblazer added.
Maloney recently left office after 30 years representing the Upper East Side as part of New York’s 12th Congressional District, after being bested by her crosstown colleague, Rep. Jerry Nadler of the Upper West Side, in last August’s Democratic primary contest. Rep. Nadler went on to win November’s general election.
“I am truly grateful to President Raab for asking me to serve as Eleanor Roosevelt Leader,” Maloney said, “I look forward to an exciting and meaningful residency at Hunter, a world-class institution beloved by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, in the very home they once shared.”