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What I do at MMT:
I work with Grassroots Grants. I process grant applications for our trustees who make the decisions on all requests. My work also includes traveling across Oregon and Clark County Washington on our Two-Way-Street-Tours to learn about the different communities we serve. Folks share what’s going on where they live and I share information about MMT and our grantmaking programs.
What was your life experience before you came to MMT and how does it contribute to your work at MMT?
Having spent most of my life working in the nonprofit sector and my experience in organizational development has really helped me with my work as a program officer. I’ve worked in the areas of child abuse prevention, women’s health, community organizing, and public education. Those experiences included work as an advocate, as a statistician and director of medical records, as a director of communications, as an administrative director, as a dismantling racism and organizational development trainer, and as a program director on an initiative to eliminate the achievement gap. I was a founding member of an Asian-Pacific Islander organization and established a Saturday School program for a northeast Portland neighborhood where I taught reading and math to at risk third graders.
I have a blended family with four children and my partner. The kids are all young adults now. I enjoy food, both cooking it for others and most importantly eating it!
These kinds of questions (the bio questions posed to all the staff) drive me crazy but since I didn't answer the questions posed to me about high school I will share other things. I have lived in Oregon for 27 years, but was born and raised on the east coast where most of my siblings still live. Oregon has become my home I just miss not having family closer by. I am wild about my four grown children and partner. Food is my friend and I love to eat...and cook, but mostly eat. I will say something about high school. When I graduated I felt like I could be anything I wanted to be. I don't believe that most high school grads today can say they feel that way. That doesn't seem right to me.