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April 29, 2020
As we work to keep our families and communities healthy, there is something everyone in Orange County can do from home: take the 2020 Census form online or by phone. The 2020 Census – a once-in-a-decade count of every single person living in the United States...
March 11, 2020
Deep breathing helps. Running helps. Wine helps. I mean, you’ve got to have outlets when you’re working on a massive community organizing effort. What am I talking about, you ask? Answer: The 2020 Census. Yes, our country’s decennial Census is upon us, with the Self-Response period...
August 8, 2019
From time to time, I drive to Garden Grove to meet a couple of friends, load their cars with donated food and personal care items, and visit motels on certain stretches of busy Orange County roads. The friends work for an organization called Project Dignity, a...
February 15, 2019
If you read an earlier blog of mine on Medium, you’ll know that I left my corporate job eight months ago. I immediately became a full-time mom, which was about the most joyous and hardest thing I’ve done in my life. When my kids went back...
January 16, 2019
In my work, I’ve found that the difference between success and failure for many nonprofit initiatives come down to partnerships. If we don’t collaborate to make change, it will take us much longer to create thriving, healthy, cohesive communities. The PIMCO Foundation, for example, is working...
January 16, 2019
On 8 March every year, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. It’s a day to recognize women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. And it’s also a day that marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Although progress has been made toward gender equality...
January 16, 2019
Two Fridays ago, I left my career. I spent the past 11 years building a corporate responsibility platform at the same company; prior to going corporate, I worked in the nonprofit sector for six years. Now I am home with my children, ages seven and five....
September 15, 2018
Three months ago, I left my career and started a new job as a full-time mom to my kids, ages seven and five. I wrote about this life transition here. Now that it’s September and my kids are back in school, I realize that summer was...
July 13, 2018
Two Fridays ago, I left my career. I spent the past 11 years building a corporate responsibility platform at the same company; prior to going corporate, I worked in the nonprofit sector for six years. Now I am home with my children, ages seven and five....
March 3, 2018
On 8 March every year, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. It’s a day to recognize women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. And it’s also a day that marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Although progress has been made toward gender equality...
January 29, 2018
In my work, I’ve found that the difference between success and failure for many nonprofit initiatives come down to partnerships. If we don’t collaborate to make change, it will take us much longer to create thriving, healthy, cohesive communities. The PIMCO Foundation, for example, is working...
September 21, 2017
This week I was struck by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’ comment during the U.N. General Assembly and Global Goals Week: “We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace.” It’s easy to become overwhelmed, however, at the prospect of trying to...
July 18, 2017
Summertime has arrived to my home in Southern California, and it’s got me thinking more than ever about my neighbors. Perhaps it’s because I see them more – after all, it is bike-riding, beach-going, BBQ-ing season. But perhaps it’s also because the acrimony in our world...
February 5, 2017
Let’s get real: It’s fairly easy for us to pull up to our desks each morning, put our heads down, and not look up till it’s time to go home in the evening. After all, in our rapidly-changing, quickly-moving, information-overloading world, there’s a lot of work...