Gurpreet joined Chhaya CDC in September 2015 as a CUNY Service Corps Intern. After completing his service year he became a fellow in partnership with Center For Neighborhood Leadership and Public Allies where he worked with the Housing Preservation team and helped members of the community purchase their first home. Gurpreet is currently Chhaya’s Financial Counselor, where he helps individuals on improving their financial health and creating economic stability. Gurpreet has grown up in the Jackson Heights area and is passionate about helping members of his community. He graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics in June of 2016. He is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi. In his free time he enjoys reading and learning about new cultures.