Admitted Students – Make Your Deposit Today!

Congratulations to all our Fall 2024 admitted students! We can’t wait to welcome you to NYC this fall. Be sure to make your deposit today to secure your spot.

Mariely Moronta-Sanchez ’10


Mariely Moronta-Sanchez ’10 is a principal associate at Capital One, focusing on racial equity and social justice issues as part of the company’s Community Impact and Investment team. 

Ms. Moronta-Sanchez has spent the last decade working on community impact projects that advance racial equity. Most recently, she served as the director of community outreach for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. She has also worked within the New York State legislature as chief of staff to Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez of the 68th Assembly District. In that capacity, she developed solutions that centered primarily on divested communities in NYS. Before this role, Ms. Moronta-Sanchez developed and managed community partnerships for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has worked on a variety of community partnerships that focused on empowering the voices of people living in public housing, addressing the needs of youth impacted by violence and connecting disenfranchised communities to resources.

Ms. Moronta-Sanchez is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She also attended The New School, pursuing a Masters in Urban Policy Analysis and Management. While a student at MMC, she was selected by then-Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer as a 2010 Civic Leader of Tomorrow.

Driven by her experience as a young wife and mother matriculating in an academic program as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at MMC, and her passion to be of service, Ms. Moronta-Sanchez recently established a fund to support students participating in the HEOP who are parents or caregivers. She is a community advocate dedicated to empowering people, and skilled at partnerships development, coalition building, program management, and strategic planning. She has three teenage children and is passionate about serving diverse communities.


Principal Associate at Capital One