Describe your role at Perigee Fund. 

I support Perigee Fund’s programs and initiatives that focus on child welfare prevention, child & family well-being, and maternal mental health in partnership and collaboration with our Program Officers. Additionally, I serve as a bridge between our program and operations teams supporting grants and project management.

Related to your role, what are you passionate about and/or what is the philosophy you bring to the organization?

I am passionate about bridging the gaps between the various systems that impact the daily lives of children and families. My approach to the work centers relationships, building power within marginalized communities, and uplifting the voices of those with lived experience in decision-making. I also care deeply about uplifting womxn of color and building systems of support for us to thrive.

Tell us a little bit about your professional background, starting with your most recent position.

My career has been dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, families, and the communities they live in. I most recently supported Strategic Engagement & Initiatives at Casey Family Programs and worked on cross-sector collaborative initiatives with a focus on child welfare transformation, opportunity youth, Boys & Men of Color, and child & family well-being. Prior to my time at Casey, I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs at both the local and state levels supporting partnerships and youth development programming.

What excites you about working with Perigee Fund?

I am looking forward to engaging in innovative efforts to break cycles of intergenerational trauma that perpetuate harm in all aspects of life. The philanthropic sector has the power and potential to be a part of transformative change and in deep, meaningful partnership with communities and I am excited to be a part of that work with the team at Perigee Fund.

What is your favorite way to develop early connections with the babies and young children in your life?

I treasure moments that I get to spend exploring with the babies and kids in my life. It’s incredible to be able to see them take in the simple wonders of our everyday lives with fresh perspectives.