“Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr.
As a child I struggled with others telling me I was too empathetic. When I grew older I realized this was a strength. Empathy allows me to fight harder, see farther, speak louder and stand longer on someone else’s behalf.
My work at Marguerite Casey Foundation is rewarding. I am happy to be a member of the grantmaking team. My work extends beyond the Foundation, as I’m active in community engagements. It shaped my social interactions, directed my political activism and ultimately became the foundation for how I live my life striving to make change possible for others. I pride myself on – providing strong support to grantees, families and others at Marguerite Casey Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, I worked as a program assistant at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as a donor relations coordinator at the University of Washington.