Tydie Abreu
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), Excelsior Service Fellow

Tydie Abreu currently serves as an Excelsior Service Fellow at the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Marxe School for Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY and is a 2016 Social Innovation Fellow at StartingBloc.

Tydie is passionate about education, anti-poverty initiatives and women’s issues. For over five years, she worked for the SEEK program at Queens College providing individualized academic support to students with low economic means. Most recently, she worked for the Food Bank for New York City speaking with K-12 schools, universities and civic groups about food insecurity and engaging them in anti-hunger volunteer activities across NYC. In her spare time, she runs a passion project that enables women who have survived trauma and toxic relationships to reclaim their power.

Tydie has also worked with various international organizations to provide meaningful support. She taught computer literacy to children in rural areas of India and to Bhutanese refugees living in the Bronx. While in grad school, she interned at the Clinton Foundation providing organizational support to the various departments working on international relief projects.  

A native of Queens, NY, Tydie moved to the Capital Region in 2017. In her free time you can find her browsing through used book stores, listening to music, or practicing yoga.