At the beginning of 2021, I joined CBI as a Project Support and Logistics Specialist, which gave me the chance to work with people across the organization on a wide variety of projects, having previously worked an Associate Counselor with the Vermont State Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Near the end of 2021, I was promoted to Junior Associate, and I’ve worked on projects involving offshore wind, Atlantic Right Whale protection, and more. One of my proudest accomplishments has been working with a team on the Not Invisible Act Commission. The work centered around a forty-person Commission, managing the logistics for full Commission meetings, six subcommittees, seven hearings from Alaska to Albuquerque, and all the planning meetings between, all to create a report of recommendations to Congress and federal agencies to address the crisis of missing and/or murdered Indigenous people.
Throughout this work, I’ve gotten to know CBI as an organization and as individual staff members and developed relationships with everyone here. When the opportunity arose to become the Operations Manager, I couldn’t pass it up. CBI is a wonderful organization, and I want to help make it even better in this role. There are opportunities for CBI to advance internally in ways that help our external work. Some of my responsibilities include optimization of systems, tools, and processes that our practitioners use for onboarding/offboarding, HR, ensuring effective large-scale events, and much more.
This is an exciting time to be a part of CBI. We’ve brought in many new people, who have in turn brought new ideas and experiences to improve our team, and we’re involved in projects in so many spaces. I look forward to contributing to the organization’s future, and I’m so happy to have a great team alongside me to make that future even brighter.