Volunteering in and advocating for my community has always been important to me.
Growing up as a Girl Scout, I earned my Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards through various community service projects. I served as our Service Unit's first Diversity Coordinator and am still a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. I also spent hundreds of hours as a volunteer at the University Medical Center at Princeton, and represented the hospital's volunteer program as part of Princeton High School's Service Learning program.
At NYU, I led the Community Service Committee of Beta Alpha Psi. I organized weekly volunteer events with non-profits, including Housing Works, Special Olympics and Yorkville Common Pantry, for hundreds of candidates and members to participate. I also led our chapter's fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, raising tens of thousands of dollars a year for cancer research.
As a young professional in San Francisco, I volunteered with iMentor
and organized regular team volunteer events with local groups like SF-Marin Food Bank
and Family Dog Rescue
. While at Atlassian, I also led local grant-making for education initiatives, resulting in partnerships between the San Francisco office and 3 Bay Area non-profits: Reading Partners
, Oakland Literacy Coalition
, and Mission Graduates
. In addition, on behalf of the Atlassian Foundation, I managed international partnerships with two global non-profits: Teach for All
Organizations and movements that I support and have recently donated to include: Colorado Freedom Fund
, People's Action Collective
, and Black Lives Matter