Meet Danielle L., Board Chair. She completed two years of AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity (Sacramento and Seattle-King County). She currently works at Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County as the Retail Operations Coordinator. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and plans to complete a master’s in non-profit management. She currently works with the Habitat Stores to develop their donor base, event planning, staff trainings, and operations/logistics. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, hiking the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest, reading, and running silly 5k races like The Color Run.
Meet Hannah L., Membership Development Co-Chair. Hannah completed her first AmeriCorps term in her hometown of Santa Cruz, California at the Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center through the CalSERVES Volunteer Infrastructure Project. Hannah is currently serving her second term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Skate Like a Girl Seattle focusing on development, fundraising, and of course learning to skateboard! Hannah loves to connect with others and find ways to collaboratively share resources. In her spare time you can find Hannah following dogs on Instagram or google mapping her way around her new city of Seattle.
Meet Nicole M., Membership Development Co-Chair. Nicole is from Phoenix, AZ and received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Arizona State University. While there, she interned for the Arizona Justice Project, which seeks justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned and she was a mentor for Women Living Free, a program which provides women inmates with mentoring, life and job skills, and the opportunity to reconnect with their children. She is currently completing her first AmeriCorps term with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County. Nicole has a passion for non-profits, helping others, professional development, photography, writing, reading, and her family.
Sarah C. Fundraising Chair, is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH where she studied biochemistry. She first got involved with Habitat for Humanity through the Miami University chapter. After graduation, she served with the Peace Corps as a community health volunteer in Uganda. She is excited to be serving with Habitat for Humanity and share her passion for volunteering with others. She is also looking forward to explore the Pacific Northwest! She also enjoys yoga, acro, rock climbing, dogs, travelling, and is on a quest for the best eggs benedict.
Jalayna W., Events Chair, moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2015 from the Midwest. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she got a taste of travel early and has spent the last 7 years moving about as she’s seen fit. She studied literature and literacy at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and then journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia before moving to the Seattle area based off of her growing interest in an environmentally-inclusive lifestyle after a summer internship in Montana. She has a love for storytelling in various mediums and a passion for community-oriented resource building and reinforcement which has continuously called her to work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. She’s excited to help further the reach and mission of Habitat for Humanity SKC.
Nathalie F., Secretary, earned her BA in Public Policy Analysis and Biology from Pomona College and her MSc in Environmental Management as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Reading in the UK. Nathalie’s interests in social and environmental justice, capacity building, education, and storytelling made her current position as an AmeriCorps Youth Connector with the Seattle Housing Authority an ideal fit. Nathalie stays energized and motivated by running, cooking with friends, listening to her favorite podcasts (including On Being and Pod Save the People), reading BrainPickings articles, and exploring creative writing with kids at the Bureau of Fearless Ideas.