So, what do you do?
Well, I work in nonprofits.
Officially, my career has been with organizations providing direct service to low-income and marginalized communities, assisting them in meeting basic needs, triaging mental health crisis, and working on finding or maintaining housing in an unstable market.
But really? I simply hold space for folks who are traditionally underestimated and unheard.
I try not to make assumptions. I listen. I work to empower, mobilize, and lift folks up. I fail often enough, but from a strengths-based perspective, and side by side with others, we act to fix problems. I will always attempt to understand and utilize my privilege, working to decenter and dismantle the status quo while continually pushing for a more equitable and just society.
I am passionate about what I do, and it very often inspires others to roll up their sleeves.
Career Manifesto: To use my skills with intellectual curiosity, strategic vision, and authentic enthusiasm to motivate others to act. Continually strive to see, hear, and meet the changing needs of my community on their terms.