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    Berkeley, CA Oakland, CA San Francisco, CA
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About me

Education

  • 2020 - 2022
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Master's of Social Work: Social Impact Leadership

    Business administration and evaluation for social impact, with focus in diversity, equity and inclusion. Received Dean’s Scholarship in Social Work, evaluated to hold promise of superior performance & leadership. Received honors in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    WEPOWER

    Bilingual Storytelling Lead & Research Associate

    • Create compelling narratives that increase external stakeholder engagement and build organizational brand
    • Conduct in-depth interviews with staff and stakeholders to ghostwrite equity-centered profiles
    • Stream-line program evaluation and data analysis and present findings to leadership, increasing organization’s data-informed decision-making
    • Draft and translate social media, website copy, and collateral materials in English and Spanish

  • 2022 - 2022
    BioSTL

    Project Manager & DEI Consultant

    • Doubled staff and senior leadership participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion programming by conducting needs-assessments, then modifying and facilitating curriculum to better meet the needs of 30+ employees
    • Led team and 75+ public/private stakeholders in a full-cycle research project that uncovered region’s current practices in work-based learning, identifying major pain points and strategies for improvement
    • Engaged senior leaders, staff, contractors, and broad regional leadership in various research techniques, such as qualitative interviews and focus groups, quantitative surveys, user labs, and participatory design sessions

  • 2021 - 2021
    Community Innovation and Action Center

    Consultant

    • Developed training curriculum and implemented leadership training program for area coalition leaders
    • Researched best practices of evaluation strategies for various collaborative program initiatives and presented to regional corporate and non-profit leaders
    • Drafted and facilitated use of new strategic planning workbook for board and senior leadership, resulting in increased meeting participation and efficiency

  • 2016 - 2018
    Independently Contracted

    Communications Trainer & Coordinator

    • Coordinated and facilitated high-impact training programs to support organizational leaders and community
    members in DEI, bias awareness, and effective conflict resolution
    • Engaged high-profile community leaders in race-based dialoguing program—scheduling, program planning,
    drafting and co-facilitating content
    • Designed and distributed qualitative/quantitative client surveys to measure and track programs’ impact,
    enabling continuous program improvement

  • 2011 - 2015
    Independently Contracted

    Project Manager & Trainer

    • Designed and led community art installation projects from start to finish, managing clients, vendors and volunteers, and ensuring that projects were executed efficiently, on time and on budget
    • Recruited and trained up to 50 volunteers per project in natural building techniques, maintaining steady
    workflows and inspired involvement throughout projects’ duration

Languages

Spanish
Proficient