VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY & EQUITY
I believe that we all have a duty, from wherever we stand in any given moment, to speak the truth as a form of dismantling oppression–not only for our own sakes, but also for those who are not as privileged as we may be and for the generations that will come after us.
I’ve spent my career building on the legacy of my family and ancestors, serving my community as a context creator, system disruptor, and organizer, focused on the intersection of race, place, and quality of life. These three roles encapsulate what I do at the Meyer Foundation, a challenge I took on because I think that more people of color, and specifically Black women, must enter the philanthropic sector and bring with us our values of justice and solidarity and our skills of organizing and intersectional community building.
As Vice President for Strategy and Equity, I act as an internal subject matter expert in racial equity, strategy design, and thought-leadership, helping to position the Foundation to be an effective partner in advancing racial justice and equity in the Greater Washington region. Prior to joining Meyer, I held leadership positions in local government, grassroots organizations, and small and large nonprofits, where I led strategic initiatives and programs through an equity lens. Outside of Meyer, I also serve as the Advancement Strategist for Dream Defenders, a movement founded in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, focused on building power and a new vision of freedom and safety in Black, Latinx, immigrant, and working-class communities.
My work is dedicated to finding justice, and my life is dedicated to finding joy. My greatest hope is for justice and joy to coexist.
I joined the Foundation in 2018.