(as of August 2016)
Former position at CEP
Length of tenure at CEP
What are you up to these days?
I’m a manager in The Bridgespan Group‘s San Francisco office.
How did your time at CEP prepare you for what you’re doing now?
CEP was an incredible place to learn and grow. I gained a broad understanding of philanthropy, as well as an appreciation for the unique history and approach of individual funders. I draw on this knowledge frequently today. I also strengthened my analytical and communication skills, which are critical skills in my current role. Finally, as one of the first handful of employees at CEP, I contributed to many parts of the organization — a valuable experience in helping me understand what it really takes to grow an organization.
What did you do between your time at CEP and your current role?
I went to business school at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
What do you miss most about working at CEP?
What advice would you give someone about working at CEP?
Get more excited about data than you imagined possible, and get ready to be surrounded by people as excited about data as you are. Be practical — and creative — about how this data can help funders improve their work. Befriend your coworkers.
Describe your perfect Sunday
Ideally, it would be sunny and warm, and I’d be outside most of the day with people I love. But I’d also claim to be pleased if it were raining, since we’ve got a drought in California.