Director of Community, GOOD
Internet | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
I'm Director of Community for GOOD, responsible for growing and nurturing a global community of changemakers. We recently pivoted to working on an app, Project Citizen (CTZN) that aims to build the movements of creative changemakers by allowing them to collect media from collaborators, reflect milestone celebrations and pivotal moments back to the team, and share out unique social objects.
I was on my first nonprofit board at age 15 and most recently spent over 1500 hours volunteering as a crime scene victim advocate prior to my relocation to Los Angeles, so social impact is key to my worldview, with an emphasis on creative work that elevates voices from within the communities served.
I previously managed community and social media for the world's largest publishing platform of its kind. I helped YCN develop unique voices and give them the opportunity to share stories with Yahoo's audience of millions.
Some favorite career moments so far: Starting work at GOOD, launching Yahoo Contributor Academy, telling the Yahoo Contributor Network story as a keynote speaker at Barkworld Expo 2011, and discussing millennial work habits with Peter Shankman in a super-session at BlogWorld East 2012, and covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention as a credentialed blogger.
The Disabled Politico blog, to which I contributed extensively while working for Disaboom, was selected for archival in the Library of Congress. In addition to serving as Senior Political Writer at DSBO, I also worked as Senior Social Marketer, overseeing content promotion and social strategy.
I've enjoyed several opportunities to explore executive communications and social strategy. I am particularly passionate about helping extraordinary leaders to grow their personal brands.
Current obsession = What's the difference between a great community ambassadors program and an okay one?
Some unsolicited recommendations: Product Hunt, Boomerang, Unroll.me, MailTrack, IFTT, Zapier, Groove, Pocket, Gifshot