My purpose is to be in the service of others. As a Filipino immigrant, I was raised in a culture of helping one another and understood the importance of creating a supportive community. As a culture builder, integrator, and teacher, I love passing on what I learn and sharing knowledge to move organizations forward.
My years of experience managing social sector organizations have prepared me to meet outside organizations where they are, offering consultation during cycles of change and organizational development. Through intentional listening, understanding how they learn, and identifying what they want to accomplish, I support clients in discovering and implementing new approaches that emphasize their strengths, achieve their intent, and best serve their communities. Whether recruiting new leaders to support growth or developing financial models, I believe in building scalable and flexible systems rooted in an organization’s people and values.
Internally, I bring action to strategy in leading Informing Change’s business plans, finances, operations, and team members. I focus on moving the company toward our long-term goals while supporting an inclusive, equitable, and values-based company culture. I am passionate about coaching our talented and dedicated staff to build up their leadership and professional skills, as I believe they are our company’s most valuable resource and that our company culture evolves with them. I rely on a foundation of trust, honest communication, and compassion with my colleagues to help hold them accountable to each other and empower them to take initiative and own their work.
In my free time, I have served on various youth-focused nonprofit boards. Outside of work, you will find me hosting meals at my dining room table, cheering for the Warriors, and planning my next travel destination.
- Business strategy
- Financial management
- Human resources & team building
- Nonprofit board management
- Director of Finance & Administration, Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
- Dual BA, Third World Studies and Health Care-Social Issues, University of California, San Diego