Staff Spotlight: Moyla Halimy

Moyla Halimy is our Economic Development & Government Affairs Coordinator and our latest staff spotlight! In her role, she performs a variety of tasks central to effectively executing ongoing work and special projects. She also manages the Partnership’s Business Vitals program (formerly EOP). Learn more about Moyla here and read on for a brief Q&A!

Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?

A: I graduated from Canisius College in May of 2016. There, I studied Environmental Studies and International Relations. As a student, I worked for the International Student & Study Abroad Office. I also had the opportunity to intern in Senator Gillibrand’s Buffalo Office and at the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara.

Q: How did your past experience prepare you for your current role at the Partnership?

A: Both my schooling and work experiences have helped me gain valuable critical thinking skills. Each day at the Partnership, I use the skills I’ve acquired to help make me a valuable team member.

Q: Tell us a little known fact about yourself:

A: I am from Turkmenistan. I have lived in the United States for the past nine years. My background has allowed me to travel frequently and it helped me learn a few different languages. I am fluent in: Farsi, Turkmen, Russian, Turkish and English.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: I love to take walks with my puppy, King and spend time with my friends and family.

Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem:

A: The incredible food!

Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?

A: It is truly a city of good neighbors. People are very friendly and warm and I see many exciting opportunities for young professionals like myself.