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.