Donor Relations Associate (she/her)
I’m the Donor Relations Associate at SAL, which means I get to engage community members in our mission to share stories and language with everyone! A typical day might include drafting an impact story, gathering quotes from our speakers, and thanking our sponsors and supporters for their generosity. On my desk, I have a succulent in an adorable ox planter given to me by Alicia! It’s perfect for me because I was born in the year of the ox! I also have a bunch of notepads, sticky notes, snail mail stationery, and lots of colorful pens. When I’m not working, you can find me cuddling my cat-like dog, Andy, looking for the best eats around town, and browsing the shelves of indie bookstores (I’m a 3-time Seattle Indie Bookstore Day Champion!). Some of my favorite SAL events have been Kaveh Akbar, Solmaz Sharif, Paisley Rekdal, and Danez Smith—I love the many layers of connection and conversation that always arise from the music, the young poets’ readings, and the thoughtful Q&As afterwards!