Lilibeth hails from Los Angeles and grew up in the Philippines, but her heart is in the Bay Area. She is a believer in empowering people by providing resources, sharing knowledge, and forging connections that give individuals the tools to advocate for themselves.
She has worked in the advocacy sector for the last few years. Her current work focuses on the intersection of environmental policy and smart growth. Prior, she has worked in advancing quality early childhood education.
Lil can be found at a coffee shop planning her next travel adventures, hiking the Berkeley Hills, or at a Crossfit box lifting heavy things.
Luigi is passionate about building a vibrant non-profit sector that reflects the community that it serves, and empowering young professionals to find their voice and become leaders in the field.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Luigi has called the Bay Area home since 2017. He is currently the Program & Finance Manager at the Haas Leadership Initiatives, a project of the Tides Center and the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr., Fund. In this role, he manages budgeting and supports program planning and operations for the Fund’s work to strengthen nonprofit leadership and fundraising.
Olivia comes from the nonprofit fundraising world, where she cultivated relationships and built fundraising strategies to support impactful programs. She is excited to use these skills to connect, people, information, and resources, as a future librarian and information professional.
Olivia graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. In her spare time, she enjoys indulging in a good read at the local library, frequenting a variety of fitness classes, and planning her next weekend getaway.
Zeenna was born in the Philippines and grew up in Germany. Since 2018, she has called California her new home. Zeenna wants to be a voice of encouragement and an advocate for social justice.
She pivoted her career towards serving the community contributing to create a fairer world with equal opportunities for everyone. She deeply cares about ending gender-based violence and creating leadership opportunities for youth so they can reach their full potential no matter their socioeconomic barriers.
Zeenna holds a Ph.D. in Bioscience from the University of Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center. Besides talking and discussing everything and anything with friends, she enjoys wine walks, watching movies, and shopping in thrift stores.