leader, connector, community helper, maximizer, sometimes golfer, and ice cream maker
I have two decades of experience working with the Southern California community: for a union, foundations, community-based organizations, and government. My roles have included grantmaking, fund development, corporate partnerships, program implementation, and community organizing. I am proud that my work focus has always been on reaching and improving the lives of those who live in underserved communities by connecting them to resources or finding links on how they can work together.
I am active with PBS SoCal API Community Council and Latina Golfers Association. I have been involved with Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (Los Angeles), Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy, and Center Theatre Group’s Young Producer’s Circle. I have served on the alumni board of my alma mater University of Colorado Boulder, was on the founding board of Hunger Action L.A., TeAda Productions, and did some cool stuff with Philanthro, including conceptualized this event. One of my favorite orgs, Liberty Hill Foundation, recognized me as a their NextGen Leader honoree at the 4th Annual Change L.A. event.
For fun, I am an avid golfer. I also like giving my friends who live in L.A. a tour of L.A.; I even have an L.A.-based playlist. I am a social media enthusiast who enjoys using technology to bring the community together and inform folks of what’s up in government. I like learning about art, architecture, religion, and public spaces. Kinda obsessed with parks. I enjoy attending lectures and community meetings. Law & Order (Original) fan, but only up to season 12.
I received my undergraduate degree from University of Colorado Boulder in Ethnic Studies (with emphasis on African American Studies) and Masters in Public Administration from Cal State, Northridge.