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UBCF’s competitive Talent Development Program seeks motivated candidates interested in learning all aspects of nonprofit business operations and client support. A Talent Development opportunity with UBCF is an ideal way to build your resume, improve your communication skills, and gain valuable work experience in a challenging and rewarding environment. UBCF welcomes and appreciates the skills that students and people in transition offer our organization. Join the team!

Talent Development Program Responsibilities

In the Talent Development Program, team members are actively engaged in various duties including research, event preparation, marketing, client care, development, data management, and other administrative tasks.  Talent Development team members should be available to work full-time when necessary, however, this is a part-time position with some flexibility.

Please contact Laurenb@ubcf.org with your resume, cover letter and writing sample.

UBCF provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Current Talent Development Program



Past Talent Development Program Team Members

Haley Dougherty, 2014

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My name is Haley Dougherty and I worked at United Breast Cancer Foundation during the summer of 2014. Currently, I am studying at Trinity College, earning a degree in Public Policy and Law. I decided to work at UBCF because I was interested in learning more about the operations of a non-profit. Because UBCF is such a small, close-knit group, I had exposure to all aspects of the organization. I also had the opportunity to self-design my talent development opportunity according to my interests in fundraising and writing. Following my talent development opportunity, I continued to work with UBCF as a Communications Assistant where I had the chance to build UBCF’s social media presence. I found myself constantly using the skills I learned at UBCF in my work since. Although I might not work in the non-profit sector, my experience with professionalism, communications, and research at UBCF gave me a solid foundation for any job I end up doing in the future.


Paula Pecego, 2014 – 2015

Paula Pecego Feb 2016I’m Paula Pecego and I was part of the talent development team at UBCF from December 2014 to May 2015. I am a junior at Stony Brook University with a double major in Biochemistry and Honors English. I worked closely with the staff during my time in UBCF and I developed many projects, including a video introducing the organization with interview of most of the staff. I am glad I had the experience and the opportunity to be part of this great organization that helps so many women and families.



Qingyang Hao, 2015

Quinyang Picture v2Hi, my name is Qingyang and I joined Team UBCF in January, 2015 as Communications Talent. I truly enjoyed working with such a great organization. I learned a lot and received support and help from my colleagues. I appreciate the opportunity of becoming apart of the Talent Development team with UBCF, it is there that I learned about how breast cancer affects many families, and I truly understood the meaning of helping others in need. The experience in UBCF not only became part of my good memories in the United States, but also encouraged me to continue my study in counseling psychology to help more people in need, like what we did in UBCF.

I came to UBCF as a Talent Development Team member right after my graduation from college. I studied at Stony Brook University on Long Island where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I am an international student from China. I was born in a city called Nanjing in South of China, with old history and a warm climate all year round. I really enjoyed my time in the United States. I love the modern culture of New York and the beautiful natural views on Long Island. I received an excellent education and made many amazing friends. The sweet memories I have are precious to me. I am applying for the Fall 2016 Masters program of Counseling Psychology in the United States now, I look forward going back to the US in September.

Katherine Kester, 2015

Katherine Kester 2016-02-29Katherine is a senior at Stony Brook University who majors in Health Science and Business Administration. She is originally from Rochester, NY, but loves exploring New York City! She was drawn to the United Breast Cancer Foundation because many members of her immediate family have been affected by the disease, so she wanted to be a part of an organization that helps those who are fighting it. In her free time, Katherine loves to travel, read, and swim.

In her time at UBCF, Katherine assisted in many ways, contacting donors, aiding in event planning, writing articles and press releases, and updating UBCF’s various social media accounts. Katherine’s favorite role at UBCF involved writing about all the various events UBCF held and about new breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment and prevention. Her time spent at UBCF was nothing short of fulfilling, and she loved working with everyone in the office!

Anam Tariq, 2015

Anam_Photo1Anam Tariq graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in History. She joined the UBCF as a Research and Communications Talent Development team member in the Summer of 2015 – straight from of graduation. As an Talent Development team member, she was involved in the intricate mechanisms that make UBCF unique among other charities. She managed projects such as collecting Mattress Donation applications, contacting local businesses for partnerships and updating UBCF’s blog and social media. Her final project, which was based on personal experiences, was the Treatment Journal. The Treatment Journal is available online and is a FREE resource for those who are battling cancer. This set of documents are user and printer friendly so that patients and caretakers can have their files handy for any applicable doctor or hospital visit. It is resource designed to make the treatment journey smoother with the patient in control. She was offered employment at United Breast Cancer Foundation in September of 2015.

Yingying Zhu, 2016 

headshotYingying Zhu joined UBCF as a Spring 2016 Talent Development team member. Yingying is currently a senior at Stony Brook University, pursing a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.  She is also minoring in Health and Wellness in order to acquire in-depth knowledge of the health field. It is Yingying’s dream to make a real difference in other people’s lives. She craves to help people overcome adversity, increase their well being, and realize their full potential. Yingying admires UBCF’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and is so glad to be a part of an organization that helps those who are fighting breast cancer.


Guilherme “Gui” Pecego, 2015 & 2016

Gui Pecego

Gui Pecego was a Talent Development team member in 2015 and is returned again in 2016. Gui is a Biology and Psychology double major at Stony Brook University. Gui assisted with event planning and promoting cancer awareness. Gui enjoys learning about breast cancer and working in the nonprofit industry. “I learned about breast cancer as one of my assignments was to write regular articles for the website. I read a great number of medical papers with subjects like breast cancer treatment, stages and new researches methods of identifying and approaching the disease.”  Gui is glad to be a part of UBCFs family.


Lisa Dellasperanza, 2016

Lisa Dellasperanza Intern 2016Lisa, a student at Stony Brook University majoring in Health Science, development her talent for United Breast Cancer Foundation during the summer of 2016. Lisa enjoys helping others and knew a UBCF Talent Development position was a great opportunity to get involved.  Lisa worked on various projects including fundraising, document preparation, and social media.  Lisa says, “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such an inspiring foundation.  This experience has taught me valuable skills that I expect to use in my future work places.” Lisa was a great asset to UBCF and we wish her all the best!


Jamal Jordan, 2017

Jamal Jordan is currently a senior at Farmingdale University, studying Professional Communications.  He has worked on several school newspapers. Jamal joined United Breast Cancer Foundation as a Communications Talent Development team member because he wants to bring awareness to his community that men have breast cancer also. He is a dedicated individual and takes pride in distributing content on UBCF’s blog and on social media.