Ivy is a retired employee of the City University of New York. She was the Coordinator of Student Employment where she was the liaison for eighteen Federal Work-Study college coordinators and non profit and profit companies throughout the City of New York. After thirty-three years, she decided to retire. Ivy received a degree in accounting from New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York in 1986. She enjoys the company of her children, grandchildren and her extended family (church). Her hobbies are sewing, bible study, cooking and designing programs, flyers and brochures.