I've been interested in storytelling since I could read and write.
As a kid, I Xeroxed my little stories to pass out to classmates. In high school, I revived my school's long-dormant newspaper and even landed a few of my radio pieces on NPR (thanks to the awesome nonprofit Youth Radio).
After studying journalism at NYU, I worked behind the scenes in news and documentary television. And sometimes, I appeared in front of the camera, most notably in reenactments on Japanese network news (perhaps a story for another time!)
After moving back to my native Bay Area, I transitioned to the nonprofit world, applying my journalism background to work focusing on issues close to my heart, including international human rights, refugee & immigrant rights, climate justice, racial justice, and youth development.
I spent several years leading communications at Thousand Currents, the international grantmaking organization that funds community-led initiatives in the Global South. In 2013, I took the leap into consulting so I could help other nonprofits tell their stories. In addition to my own consulting practice, I am also a collaborator with LightBox Collaborative.
I'm also a proud Board Member of Portland New Family Fund.
A deep commitment to movement building guides my work. I am committed to doing what it takes to become a more effective antiracist ally in my work, activism, and personal life.
Outside of work, you can find me chasing after my two young sons, traveling with my family, biking around my island community of Alameda, and keeping up with nonprofit marketing trends. I also love checking out new restaurants (ask me for a recommendation anytime!) and recently appeared as a featured guest on an episode of Check, Please! Bay Area.
Past and current clients include:
Center for Justice and Accountability
Jewish Family and Children Services
RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)
Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX)
Voice of Witness