Meet the Team
Associate Director of Institutional Philanthropy
I am passionate about speaking for the ecosystems that make our little blue planet so resilient and uniquely beautiful, and am delighted to be on the Point Blue Conservation Science team as Associate Director of Institutional Giving.
For as long as I can remember, the sea has been my backyard, and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the marshes along our coast. Not long after receiving my BA in Environmental Policy at UC San Diego, I earned my MS in Environmental Management from University of San Francisco. Since then, I have focused my career on supporting the research and conservation of California's natural resources in the nonprofit world, with the hope of empowering brilliant minds to solve urgent climate dilemmas. I love fundraising, and bring a diverse background in both institutional and individual philanthropy with me to Point Blue.
My work at Elkhorn Slough Foundation, in partnership with ESNERR, focused on donor cultivation, stewardship, and outreach. My fundraising there supported both research and the management of thousands of acres of land (from rangelands and chaparral to mudflats, and everything in between). Later I took on fundraising for Bay.org, where I focused on protecting the San Francisco Bay Area’s iconic landscape, from the Sierra to the sea, and renewed my fascination with environmental education and policy work. In both grants and sponsorships, my efforts broke historic organization records for funds raised. At Point Blue, I work from our Petaluma office to advance our bold, climate-smart scientific initiatives on a hemispheric scale.
In my personal time I volunteer at Cat Town in Oakland, just around the corner from my home in Berkeley. I love the feel of a ukulele in my hands, the smell of yarn, and the sight of green hillsides after a storm, and try to enjoy these things with my husband and two indoor cats at my side.