I believe that global change happens at local levels. I am so excited to be practicing this philosophy at Humboldt Area Foundation. After participating in humanitarian projects in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Thailand, I am thrilled to be back in my hometown assessing local challenges. My passions include promoting gender and racial equity, strengthening cultural vitality and building community resilience. In my roles as research coordinator and communications assistant, I hope to empower the people of our region by advancing these concepts.