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Allan Zuniga

Allan, standing before the NoVo photo gallery in a hallway.Allan serves as the Technology Associate for the NoVo Foundation’s Information Technology team and brings a lifelong passion in using technology to develop and engineer innovative, creative solutions for social change. In his role, he works with the Director of Technology in the day-to-day management of all aspects of IT, including network administration, audio/visual management, end-user support, user-training, and systems design.

Allan’s extensive background in project management and support is guided by a core value of sharing information with others and its reciprocity, a principle he learned in his early youth that continues to guide him in his work. Prior to NoVo, Allan served as Systems Engineer for an IT consulting group based out of New York City, where he successfully oversaw network migrations, deployed disaster recovery sites and collaborated with teams to manage and troubleshoot various systems. While working directly with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) as one of his primary clients, Allan’s technical expertise aligned with his inner passion for helping youth, women and other marginalized groups, expanding his desire to become more connected with movement work and organizations focused on social justice.

A native and resident of Hoboken, NJ, Allan is also active in his community through a web platform he developed, which connects those in the area with local journalists and writers on various neighborhood issues.

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