Nelson Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Career Advancement


Nelson Gonzalez is excited to bring his passion for sharing knowledge with others in support of Per Scholas Career Advancement team.

Nelson started out in Puerto Rico at the age of 12 working in his family's hardware store after school, and learned the basics of business etiquette & customer service. By the time he moved to NY he was married and the father of 4 children. He joined NY Telephone, starting in customer service then moving to community affairs, and onto International Public Affairs. His time there ended when the company decided to return to being US-centric. He then worked at Citibank in community relations, where he acquired a passion for financial literacy.

Nelson reinvented himself and began a new career in non-profit workforce development as a trainer, job developers' lead, and in program management.

Now a grandfather of 6 New Yorkers, Nelson enjoys Salsa music, movies, and research in support of the discovery of truth.