Founder, Director, Systems Thinking Marin
Founded and led a five-year nonprofit project under a fiscal sponsor to promote “systems thinking” in Marin County. Created a systems thinking mini-course for people new to the toolbox, and wrote extensively researched blogs. Co-developed the Women in Systems Thinking speaker series. Supported two local community organizations in a low-income neighborhood. As president of the United Nations Association – Marin County chapter, promoted a systems thinking approach to local adoption and adaptation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. Extensively documented insights and suggestions for positive change in Dear Marin.
Chief of Staff, Buckminster Fuller Institute
As a part-time employee at BFI served as the internal project manager for a complete website migration from Drupal to WordPress in partnership with Automattic. Migration also entailed a CRM move, a store platform move, setting up on-demand courses on Sensei, and fulfillment center changes.
Past Non-Profit Employment
Past employment as Associate Director at Search for the Cause (now Teens Turning Green), and Executive Assistant and Staff Representative to the Board at the California League of Conservation Voters (now California Environmental Voters).
Computer Recycling Program
Led an audit of e-waste disposal practices for a global software company (North American facilities). Worked with facilities departments across 40+ locations, and carried out in-depth research into best practices. Supplied client with extensive documentation of current versus ideal scenarios, and worked with procurement to interview potential e-waste (computer asset disposition) providers that met criteria for sustainable and ethical practices.
Paper Use Reduction Program
Collected paper use data across marketing, policy/claims, and administrative departments for a nationwide insurance company. Compiled diverse data from 34 vendors into estimates of amounts of water, energy, trees used, and solid waste generated to supply the company with one year’s worth of paper (totaling over 5.3 million pounds). Contributed to systems changes and internal education campaigns.
San Francisco Green Business Certification
Led efforts to establish certification for clients, including working with building management to audit and improve waste processing, water and power use, as well as office practices.