Amy Dunkin is a journalist who currently serves as Director of Academic Operations at the City University of New York’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to joining CUNY in 2008, she worked at BusinessWeek magazine, editing the personal finance section and covering retailing and marketing.
She also started one of BusinessWeek’s first blogs, called Working Parents, and spearheaded a successful campaign to get the magazine’s then parent company, McGraw-Hill, to offer paid leave and other benefits to adoptive parents.
She began her career as a reporter at the The Record newspaper in Hackensack, NJ. She graduated from the State University of New York’s University at Buffalo with a B.A. in English and served as editor-in-chief of its student newspaper.
Amy became involved with EcoPel in the fall of 2014 when she helped organize its first town-wide cleanup. She joined its board in 2015.
Amy and her husband Larry Kraftowitz have lived in Pelham since 1991. They have two sons: Eli, 21, and Jonah, 18.