Describe your role at Perigee Fund
I lead a small internal operations team that ensures Perigee is connecting the operational, financial, and strategy aspects of our work through processes that support decision-making, learning, and reflection across the organization. I also work closely with our operations partners at Seattle Foundation.
Related to your role, describe what you are passionate about and/or what is the philosophy you bring to the organization?
I believe in a human-centered approach to my work, where connection, voice, good intention, trust and compassion are the default and core to right relationships. This personal philosophy is congruent with the ways in which Perigee works externally in communities and with grantees and partners. I’m grateful to be working for an organization that aligns with my personal values and philosophy.
Tell us a little bit about your professional background starting with your most recent position.
I am so appreciative of my nearly 20-year career journey that brought me to Perigee. While varied, each experience resulted in formative skills, knowledge, and relationships, and solidified my interest in mission-driven work. Most recently, I was part of the development team at a local all-girls high school, focusing on fundraising for scholarship endowment and the planned giving program. Previously, I was an associate director at FSG, a strategy consulting firm focused on social impact work. I began my career in the financial sector at Credit Suisse.
What excites you about working with Perigee Fund?
So many things! I’m excited about helping a young foundation conceptualize its next phase of organizational development and consider the many opportunities it has to make impact. I’m thrilled to be working with a team of incredibly smart and dedicated colleagues, many of whom are mothers, that share a passion for tackling the systemic inequities that most impact family well-being and mental health for babies and caregivers.
What is your favorite way to develop early connections with the babies and young children in your life?
As a mother, there is simply nothing better than a smile, hearty laugh, and a “snug” (cross between snuggle and hug) from my toddler. Quality time is his love language, which often manifests as lots of story time, walks to the “bakery shop,” tickle parties, and play dates with Thomas the Train – nothing extraordinary, just togetherness.