Bio

I work for a nonprofit that serves low-income youth.  Fourteen years prior, I worked in private foundations that provided 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, events, fundraising, and capacity building. When you’re in the nonprofit sector, you really do wear a lot of hats.

I am currently involved with the Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (Los Angeles) and Center Theatre Group’s Young Producer’s Circle. I also volunteer for the Southern California Golf Association Foundation’s Girls Committee. 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 as another means to community engagement.

I also like learning about art, architecture, religion, and space. Big fan of parks and public libraries.

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