Geori Berman – Florida Youth SHINE Coordinator
Geori Berman joined Florida’s Children First as the Florida Youth SHINE Coordinator in June 2013. As Coordinator, her goal is to provide a space for young adults to share their voice and advocate for positive change in the child welfare system. Geori’s main goal is to assist our 12 chapters by providing support and tools to create long-term sustainability and opportunities for youth to advocate in their communities. Geori’s core purpose in life is to empower future leaders to become positive change-agents in the world and she realizes that learning is the biggest equalizer in life.
Geori’s background focuses on social change, leadership development, social justice, and student programming. Prior to joining FYS, Geori received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from University of The Pacific while also working as a Residence Director for the Housing and Greek Life Office. Geori has additional work experience as: an AmeriCorps member in South Florida, the Graduate Assistant for the Enough is Enough Anti-Violence Campaign, the Delegation Coordinator for The Global Center For Social Entrepreneurship, a Campus Representative for The Clinton Global Initiative University, and the Chair of Assessment for the LGBTQIA Western Regional committee. Geori received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Communications from Florida Atlantic University.
After living in California for the past two years Geori is ecstatic to return to her family and friends in her hometown. In her free time she loves traveling, food, learning, being outdoors, going to farmers markets and volunteering.