My role at Hirsch:
I provide high-quality grants management for the families and foundations we partner with including comprehensive grant oversight, tracking, and analysis. As an Associate, I also manage database system improvements and maintain data standards. I take pride in finding new efficiencies for old processes, which I think of as an interesting puzzle to solve that will streamline work.
My journey to Hirsch:
Prior to joining Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, I worked as Development Associate at KIPP Bay Area Schools, a free public charter school system that prepares San Francisco Bay Area students for educational and life success. My career in philanthropy and nonprofit development and database management began in New York City at the environmental advocacy organization Food & Water Watch. I graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Government and a minor in History.
What inspires my work:
My inspiration for working in social impact began in childhood with parents who encouraged me to find purpose in service and to use my privilege for the benefit of others. My college coursework opened my eyes further to the inequities of the world and the important historical basis of this moment in the U.S. I am lucky to work with talented, caring, and passionate people who share a progressive and equitable vision for the world — their love of serving others provides me with daily inspiration to keep up the good fight for a more just world.
In my free time:
When not processing grants and digging into the back end of our database, I spend time outdoors hiking with my wife or eating delicious food. You might also find me in the kitchen challenging my culinary skills with new baking recipes and savory dishes.