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For over eight years, I’ve been designing and developing technical tools to support community engagement and web publishing.  What keeps me interested in this work?  Connecting with colleagues and communities of peers who enjoy asking tough questions about how best to meet the social and environmental needs of our time.

 

 
 
  California Naturalist classmates admiring checkerspot butterflies and goldfields on Coyote Ridge.

California Naturalist classmates admiring checkerspot butterflies and goldfields on Coyote Ridge.

Long term

Working closely with change agents and directly contributing to mission driven work has been, and will continue to be, my primary professional motivation.

Increasingly, I value opportunities to refine my skills in communication, relationship building, and facilitation. And value opportunities to offer gifts gathered through the particulars of my professional path, such as a maker’s view of technology.

My measure of success will always be: do I feel more alive at the end of the day than the beginning? Am I more in love with the world today than yesterday?

 
 

Currently

Building technical tools and practices to engage the general public, current and prospective students and staff in the activities of questioning, learning, and research.

Web Project Manager
Stanford Web Services, Stanford University - 2018 to present

Talent Development Program
Business Affairs, Stanford University - 2018 to present

Women in IT Leadership Team
University IT, Stanford University - 2018 to present

Newcomer Guide Freshman/Sophomore Mentor
Student Affairs, Stanford University - 2018 to present

Associate Web Developer
Stanford Web Services, Stanford University - 2016 to 2018

 
 

Previously

Designed and built technical tools to support nonprofit business practices, decision making, and organization strategy.  Developed particular expertise in fundraising and relationship building.

CRM/Database Developer
Giant Rabbit LLC - 2013 to 2016

Fundraising Consultant
The Ada Initiative - 2013

Donor Relations Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2010 to 2013

 
  Day at the office for EFF: taking apart voting machines, building sites, discussing new projects.

Day at the office for EFF: taking apart voting machines, building sites, discussing new projects.

 
 

Volunteer

The research and development side of my life. Earlier in my career, I was an active speaker and workshop facilitator in the field of nonprofit technology. More recently, my participation in communities outside work centers around nature connection and nonviolence.

Nature Connection Mentoring Participant
8 Shields Institute - 2018 to present

Rebuilding Nature Connected Communities Participant
8 Shields Institute - 2018 to present

Science of Nonviolence Volunteer
Metta Center for Nonviolence - 2018 to present

Environmental Stewards Program Participant
Sierra Club - 2018 to present

California Naturalist Program Participant
Grassroots Ecology - 2018

LEED Green Associate
U.S. Green Building Council - 2018

Leadership in Action One Participant
Strozzi Institute - 2018

Certificate in Nonviolence Studies
Metta Center for Nonviolence - 2017

Wordpress Volunteer
One Earth Sangha - 2017

Community Advocates Leadership Academy Participant
Committee for Green Foothills- 2016 

Speaker
Stanford Family Weekend - 2016

Web Volunteer
Two Rock Aikido - 2015

Advisory Board Member
The Ada Initiative - 2013

Workshop Leader
Aspiration Tech Conference - 2014

Workshop Leader
Double Union - 2014

Speaker
Open Source Bridge - 2012

Keynote Speaker
CiviCON - 2011

Co-Organizer
Development Executives Roundtable - 2011

 
 
 
  Studying history up close in the Roman Forum as part of a Stanford-Oxford archaeology team.

Studying history up close in the Roman Forum as part of a Stanford-Oxford archaeology team.

Education

Coursework started out in early history and the humanities.  And later moved into the study of social movements and the civic sector.

Masters in Sociology
Stanford University - 2009

Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society Graduate Seminar
Stanford University - 2008

Ignite Certificate Program
Stanford Graduate School of Business - 2007

Bachelors in Religious Studies
Stanford University - 2003 to 2009