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Dr. Pearl Chin is a small business and nonprofit management consultant.  She has very diverse expertise and experience in strategy, operations and financial management in both for-profit and non-profit.  In nonprofit, she is has held C-level (Executive, Finance, Administration, Operations) and program director positions in social service (shelters, domestic violence, human trafficking victims) and workforce (job skills training and placement, college prep, ESL) and economic development (small business) nonprofit organizations with $2-$4 million budgets and 40+ staff.  She was also head of the nanotechnology nonprofit, Foresight Nanotech Institute.  She was formerly a management consultant with Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) (acquired by PriceWaterhouse Coopers).

Dr. Chin is a United Way Executive Fellow, trained in nonprofit management and board governance, and received Nonprofit Management and Supervision Certificate from Support Center for Nonprofit Management. She is also an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Public Affairs at City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College teaching various public administrations topics.  She has also taught entrepreneurship at The Cooper Union, her alma mater, and with nonprofits in a course setting.

Dr. Chin is a founding Board member of a startup nonprofit called Transitioning Into Society.  She has held several nonprofit board seats in the past and currently is Board Treasurer of Episcopal Relief & Development and member of their Administration & Finance and Strategic Planning committees.  She was a former member of Manhattan's Community Board 3, Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee.  She an active member and lay leader of Trinity Church Wall Street and Saint Paul's Chapel where she volunteers time in worship service, tutoring math and science with their All Our Children program and small business counseling at their community center, Charlotte's Place.  She is is a native New Yorker.


Dr. Chin has an MBA from Cornell University, a chemical engineering degree from The Cooper Union, a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Delaware.  She also attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.  She is a Phase II Commercial Reviewer for SBIR/STTR proposals for the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Chin is an invited member of industrial advisory groups at University of Delaware and Cornell University regarding commercialization of cutting edge nanotechnology, from clean energy to cancer research. 

Please also visit us at Seraphima Consulting or Seraphima Ventures (nanotechnology) website for more about me or at Bestthinking.com as an invited author.

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