Program Associate, People
Why do you do what you do?
I am the daughter of Black Latinx immigrants from Panama, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. My family didn’t have much money growing up, but we were blessed with a phenomenal community-support network of family and friends. I will always be grateful to my mom and our loved ones because I learned the importance of community before I could even spell community! I am where I am today because of them.
What drew you to the foundation?
I was drawn to the foundation because of its mission to advance racial and economic equity. I believe in allocating wealth, especially multigenerational wealth, to benefit the most historically disenfranchised communities.
How would you describe your role?
I manage the administrative, operational and capacity-building initiative work associated with the portfolio of the Vice President of Policy and Innovation.
Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I am a tax prep volunteer at the Women’s Building, and I’m in the process of becoming a volunteer and peer counselor at the San Francisco Women Against Rape hotline.