I have worked in the nonprofit sector for 20 years. I have worked for a couple of private foundations that provide grants to nonprofits throughout Southern California. And before grantmaking, I worked in program management, direct services, and community organizing for organizations that worked towards health and welfare reform. I’ve also done a bunch of stuff related to volunteer engagement, corporate engagement, events, fundraising, and capacity building. When you’re in the nonprofit sector, you really do wear a lot of hats.
I am active with PBS SoCal API Community Council and the 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 at 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 fave orgs, Liberty Hill Foundation, recognized me as a NextGen Leader at their 4th Annual Change L.A. event.
For fun, I am a sight-seer marathon runner (completed 10 so far, including New York City and Chicago) and an avid golfer. I am a social media enthusiast who enjoys using technology to bring the community together.
I also like learning about art, architecture, religion, and space (outer, that is). Kinda obsessed with parks, but in a good way. I LOVE L.A.