Program Coordinator, Gender & Family Project
Marcelo Dedini, AKA Cello, is the Program Coordinator for the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project. Cello has a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Fundação Instituto de Administração in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a diverse background with small business entrepreneurship. When he moved to New York in 2013, he began volunteering with nonprofits related to transgender and gender expansive causes, and with gender conferences in New Jersey and New York City. Since Gender Conference East in 2017, he has been developing mentoring skills with transgender youth, and ultimately decided to switch careers to work directly with the LGBTQ+ community. Cello is also interested in returning to school for a second degree in Psychology.