Morristown, N.J. (August 2, 2016) – Nadia Moses, B.S. '02, M.S. '06, is a woman of conviction. Once she embarks on a path, she is determined to learn all she can, then use that learning to help others.
Moses came to CSE as an Education Opportunity Fund (EOF) student with a desire for a small, friendly environment that would challenge her academically. She found CSE to be all that and more.
"Living on campus helped," she recalls. "I became involved with the extracurricular aspect and felt like I was part of a larger family of very diverse students."
This diversity, she explains, has helped her in her position at Atlantic Health System, her work as a legislative aide, and in her volunteer positions.
She studied Business Administration with a concentration in Management as an undergraduate and Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management for her graduate degree. Her natural curiosity led her to become involved on campus as an athlete playing basketball, volunteering at the library and starting a campus chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
In 2000, as a student at CSE, Moses began working for Atlantic Health System. Then in 2002, she started a career at Bank of America. While working at Bank of America full-time, Moses maintained her position at Atlantic Health System.
In 2005, Moses left her banking career to become a full-time employee at Atlantic Health System. As Moses continued her career at AHS, she worked her way up from a unit representative to a clinical coordinator in the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization in Morristown, N.J.
In her current role, Moses performs strategic event planning and coordinates functions among departments both internally and externally for the organization. She excels at engaging disparate groups to achieve corporate goals of maximizing quality outcomes and realizing true efficiencies within the healthcare system.
In 2006, Moses received her master's degree. "CSE propelled me into a successful career," Moses says. "The religious base of the school helped me grow in my own spirituality and the professors provided real-life examples to help us learn. I saw life from a realistic view within the safety of my home away from home. All of which helped mold me into who I am today."
A self-described people person, Moses sought additional avenues to give back to her community. She serves as a zoning board commissioner to the City of East Orange's Department of Planning and Development in her hometown of East Orange, N.J., and is a legislative aide to Assemblyman, Thomas P. Giblin. She is also an active member of the NAACP where she serves on the education committee for the Montclair New Jersey Branch. Moses is also an active member in Christ Church, Montclair, N. J., her church community where she serves as a missionary.
She credits her time at CSE as inspiring to her through academic excellence and service to community.
"I want to be able to give back to others," she says. "By being involved with my local and state government, I educate myself on the issues, so I know how to help people affected by them."
Emerge New Jersey, a political training program for Democratic women, selected Moses for its six-month-long training class. She graduated from the Emerge program in June, 2015.
Moses also recently obtained her certification in Executive, Non-Profit Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University Center for Excellence in June 2016. To add to her certificate accomplishments is the mentorship training program that she completed through the United Way of Morris County.
In the future, Moses would like to mentor young women and men to aspire to higher education and career development.
"It is my civic duty to help others get on and stay on the right track. My mom has always been and still is my standing pillar," she explains. "She has instilled in me the importance of education with good morals and values. As a result, this is what I hope to instill in other young people." Moses further stated, "My desire is to run for public office in my hometown."
She feels her years of working as a health care employee, a legislative aide, and a zoning board commissioner will contribute on her impacting her community. As a result she can aid in creating synergy among her community stakeholders including residents, businesses, and local and state officials.
Moses recently attended the Democratic National Convention through her work as a legislative aide and her community service.
"I was inspired," she explained. "To see so many women involved in the political process and breaking the ceiling not just in business, but also in politics."