National Program Manager
Started at Nexus: 2017
I joined Nexus in July 2017 as the program coordinator of the Evaluation Fellows Program, and now am the national engagement program manager, where I manage Nexus Community Engagement Institute’s engagement work with the national Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
After studying Spanish Studies and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, in 2013 I joined the Twin Cities Public Allies Program. I was placed at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation working with the African American Babies Coalition to focus on efforts to build healthy brains for Black children from conception through the early years of development. In 2014, I was hired by the foundation to lead their leadership development and public policy programming. The deepest learning from my personal and professional experiences is that authentic engagement is essential to building generations of thriving families and communities. When I am not working, I am enjoying my big, beautiful family that includes my loving partner, five tremendously smart children, supportive parents, crazy siblings, and my rambunctious nieces and nephews.