I've been interested in storytelling since I could read and write.
As a kid, I Xeroxed my storybooks to pass out to classmates. As a teenager, I revived my high school's long-dormant newspaper and even landed a few of my radio commentaries on NPR (thanks to the awesome nonprofit Youth Radio).
After studying journalism at NYU, I cut my teeth working behind the scenes in international news and documentary television. And sometimes, despite zero acting ability, I appeared in front of the camera, most notably in reenactments on Japanese network news (perhaps a story for another time.)
After a move back to my native Bay Area prompted some serious soul-searching, I decided it was time to use my journalism skills to advance social justice causes dear to my heart. I made the transition to the nonprofit world and haven't looked back.
Until 2012, I led communications at International Development Exchange (now Thousand Currents), the international grantmaking organization that supports community-led initiatives in the Global South.
In 2013, I branched out as a consultant to help other nonprofits
increase their visibility and impact through strong communications.
I am most passionate about causes related to international human rights, refugee & immigrant rights, climate justice, and youth development.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband and sons, exploring San Francisco, keeping up with marketing and social media trends, and organizing meetups for Bay Area Cause Communications Community.
Past and current clients include:
Center for Justice and Accountability
RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)
Jewish Family and Children Services.
Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX)
Voice of Witness