NA'IM ZERBES

Operations Coordinator

Na’im is the Operations Coordinator in SecondMuse’s Cities team, where he supports program operations, the development of internal data collection and management systems, as well as day-to-day management and logistics across the Cities team. Alongside supporting other NYC-based programs, Na’im is part of the team running the Futureworks Incubator, an NYCEDC-funded program that accelerates, champions, and supports the growth of hardware startups and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in New York City – from early-stage hardware entrepreneurs to growth-stage companies.

Na’im is a strong believer in the power that communities hold to change the ecosystems they are part of. At SecondMuse, he is most passionate about bringing that power to light through developing open and responsive support structures to help communities build on their strengths, increase accessibility to those looking to participate, and heighten their readiness to adapt as needed. In this work, there are few things he finds to be quite as stirring as seeing the fruit that comes from a community becoming increasingly interconnected, dynamic, and purpose-driven.

Prior to joining SecondMuse, Na’im coordinated the regional implementation of a program for the civic empowerment of junior youth in Romania, accompanying and training youth mentors to empower their younger peers in becoming agents of social change. Graduating with a BSc in Political Science, he focused on acquiring a more profound understanding of how collaborative learning can help a community progress.