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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

Leadership in sustainability and resilience.  Perhaps in any of the following capacities: communications or technology director; administrator, manager, or general manager; local government or policy participant.

California Naturalist Program Participant
Grassroots Ecology - 2018

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

Community Advocates Leadership Academy Participant
Committee for Green Foothills- 2016

 
 

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.

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

 
 

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

Joining communities, conversations, coalitions, and causes that focus on social justice, nonviolence, the environment, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Certificate in Nonviolence Studies
Metta Center for Nonviolence - 2017

Wordpress Volunteer
One Earth Sangha - 2017

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