- Collective impact.
- Organizational development.
Environmental, racial, and economic justice are at the core of my professional purpose, and I aim to advance these causes by supporting cross-sector collaboratives using my organizational strategy and facilitation skills. Environmental Initiative’s recent strategic shift, systems-level change, coupled with its track record of successful cross-sector partnerships, perfectly aligns with my professional ambitions.
I have many influences in my life. My father, an attorney, instilled in me values of honesty, integrity, and seeking to understand. My mother’s humble walk with others and the environment modeled for me how to be in relationship with others and the environment. I learned from my biology teachers that ecosystems operate best when the intelligence of each species is allowed to live out its purpose. Organization development teachers demonstrated ways to make change in our human institutions that shape our economic, environmental, and racial outcomes. Middle school Latino youth in Northfield, a host family in Ecuador, and nonprofit BIPOC community leaders overcoming systemic barriers have taught me about adapting to a system historically designed to hoard power. Through these teachers I am inspired to work with others to bring about a different future.
At work I am most proud when others feel heard, unlock solutions, and coalesce as a team to make an impact. I aspire to be a caring coach and friend and to foster community. I want to be remembered as one who walked with others to bring about justice.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” -Rainer Maria Rilke