Nassau BOCES appoints new Senior Manager of Facilities Services
Ms. Graciela Carrillo, Senior Manager in the Nassau BOCES Department of Facilities Services
Ms. Graciela Carrillo has been appointed Senior Manager in the Nassau BOCES Department of Facilities Services, where she will be managing operational and capital projects. With multiple accreditations and nearly 25 years of experience, both internationally and in the United States, she is uniquely qualified to fulfill her position and to put her knowledge to work for the agency.
Originally from Colombia, Ms. Carrillo immigrated to the United States in 2003 with considerable work experience. She served as a field architect for an independent construction company in Bogota before becoming a project manager at the Urban Development Institute (Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano, or IDU), a Colombian governmental agency that oversees city planning and infrastructure. Prior to joining Nassau BOCES, she worked as an Architect for Cashin Associates, P.C. in Hauppauge, NY, where she led all phases of urban design, planning, and architectural projects.
Ms. Carrillo is Co-Founder of the Immigrant Architects Coalition, providing resources for immigrant architects to achieve successful careers. She is the founder of the Powerful Speeches platform — helping to promote, advance and elevate woman architects — as well as former New York State Regional Director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Forum.
“I have experienced, firsthand, the challenges of being educated in a foreign country while working to acquire a professional license in that country,” Ms. Carrillo said of what inspires her most. “Every day, I do whatever I can to encourage and support immigrant professionals as they get themselves established in the U.S., and embark on the path towards licensure and professional success. I will use whatever platform I have to provide a voice for them, and to help them meet the challenges ahead.”
Ms. Carrillo has served the AIA at the local, state, and national levels, currently as the Long Island Chapter President. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of AIA Long Island’s Women in Architecture Committee, and has additionally served the AIA as panel moderator, awards juror, and conference speaker. She is the recipient of the AIA’s New York State Young Architect Award, as well as a number of national scholarships.
Ms. Carrillo has a number of certifications from several prestigious national and international agencies, including: accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council; OSHA Certification from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and NCARB Certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. She is a certified New York State Code Enforcement Official, a certified professional in Safety Assessment Program by Cal OES registered architect in New York as well as her native Colombia.
Ms. Carrillo holds a bachelor’s degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, a master’s degree in urban environmental management from Pratt Institute in New York and is the recipient of the Institute’s Outstanding Merit Award.
About Nassau BOCES
A vital regional resource, Nassau BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective services for school districts and municipalities. We empower students to achieve their maximum potential in alternative, artistic, outdoor, special education, virtual, and career and technical environments. We offer adult education programs that are vital to improving the Long Island regional economy. In addition, our technology services form the backbone of many school districts’ infrastructures. As the county’s educational leader in implementing the state’s reform efforts, we are helping to shape the future of education. To learn more, visit www.nassauboces.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.