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Communications Associate

Swetha enjoys observing patterns and understanding logic. Currently a communications professional, Swetha was once a software developer in what seems like a different life! Swetha also writes and produces videos to add to the conversations surrounding gender, mental health, and the environment. In the past, she was involved in teaching children, conducting training, and implementing…

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Strategic Writer for Design and Evaluation

Cassie is a student of languages, constantly paying attention to word choice, context, and the worlds we build through the words we choose. With seven years of proposal and grant-writing experience, Cassie thinks of her work as one of translation – ensuring that the heart of work remains intact while using a mutually understood, accessible,…

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Director of Operations

Sonja gets excited by holding the bigger picture and laying out the details and structure that create a pathway to creativity and growth. Her brain filters information in this systematic way while infusing these pathways with consideration of how systems, histories, and places have shaped our movement in the world and how they may express…

Research, Analysis

Jennifer approaches problems and projects as a quick and fastidious learner. She will jump into new contexts astutely, scanning and making sense of information while planning ahead at how to fill gaps in knowledge. A skilled mixed-methods analyst, Jennifer loves a good research project. Diving into data, literature reviews, and report writing are all squarely…

Director of Inquiry

Anna delights in people, the world, and connection. She sees and is energized by complexity, enjoying the paradoxes of front-line relationships and big systems functioning. Anna specializes in systems analysis and change processes. Her experience as a front-line social worker informs her work making her particularly sensitive to power dynamics and equity. Evaluation and design…

Thinker + Maker (aka Director of Design)

Inspired by multidisciplinary thinkers and visionaries, she sees possibilities and connections where most do not. I am a serial entrepreneur, thinker and maker. I have founded multiple social innovations (and supported many social innovators), and can be found as readily working a database, developing mood boards, or wielding a circular saw. I think with my…