Catalyst Staff

Ayisha Gelin, JD

Director, Legal Affairs

Ayisha Gelin, JD joined Catalyst as Director, Legal Affairs, in September 2019. Her work focuses on negotiating contracts with global and domestic vendors, advising internal clients on negotiations and legal requirements, and managing efforts to increase privacy and digital fluency across the organization.

Ayisha is an experienced attorney with a background in contracts management, IP, data protection, privacy, and regulatory compliance. Ayisha has worked in both public and private sectors supporting business clients in navigating technology transactions, establishing compliance policies, and developing risk management protocols for addressing business needs. She most recently worked as Senior Counsel and Privacy Officer at Community Service Society of NY, an organization that implements social justice programs for low-income New Yorkers.

Ayisha is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature from New York University.