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Our Alumni

Lucy Levy ‘00, Acquisitions Executive

The most rewarding part of Lucy’s job as Acquisition + Head of Americas/APAC for Zumba is to support the expansion of a company that has a positive impact on the lives of so many people around the world.  
What warms your heart when you think of your time at Scheck Hillel?
The sense of community and belonging is ingrained in every aspect of the school.

Share a funny/interesting/unique story from your time at Scheck Hillel.
I definitely remember the bagel and cream cheese break as one of the highlights of my day, not sure why ;)

Was there a teacher who had a positive impact and made you feel special, like you could do it all?
I don't recall her name, but there was a Talmud teacher that I liked. Her situation at home was challenging, but she always came ready to teach with passion and the best attitude, and I really admired her for that. 

Do you feel like your time at Scheck Hillel had an impact on your adult life and your choices? How so?
Scheck Hillel was definitely an important piece in my adaptation journey as a teenager in the US. I moved from Venezuela when I was 15 years old; during my time at the school, I felt extremely welcomed and established great relationships. Coming from a community school in my country of birth, I can't think of a better place to transition into this new life.

What educational path did you follow? 
In 2003, I got my Bachelor's degree in behavioral science from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout my entire college years, I worked full-time in the media and entertainment industry, gaining great work experience while studying. 

What is your current profession, and where do you work? How did you come to work in this field?
I'm the VP Global Acquisition + Head of Americas/APAC for Zumba. Before that I spent my years working in the media and entertainment industry (Telemundo and Sony Pictures). My current job is focused on business development and new strategies to keep expanding the brand. 

What is most rewarding about the work you do? What are you passionate about?
The most rewarding part of my job is to support the expansion of a brand and company that contribute and positively impact the lives of so many people around the world. I'm passionate about other cultures and learning how to appreciate differences but understanding that in the end, we are part of the same world. 

Looking back, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?  
My biggest advice, and one that I tell my kids often, is to be persistent to achieve the goals and expectations you established for yourself. I firmly believe that perseverance is the biggest attribute to achieving success. Always remember that through life, there will always be obstacles and factors that we can't control. Still, our attitude and commitment to continue will get us to accomplish whatever objectives we set for our own lives.