Tanner Smallwood is the technology associate at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Tanner worked as a systems administrator at Team San Jose, a partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor, and venues to help stimulate the local economy. Tanner has also helped host different events at… Continue Reading
Yalda Mohammadi is the office services coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in San Francisco. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Yalda worked in a variety of administrative roles for over seven years. Yalda also brings a passion for education, gender equality, and a demonstrated commitment to working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector.… Continue Reading
Monica Takama is the office assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Monica served as an affordable housing specialist for a real estate company in San Francisco. She is currently studying psychology and business at San Jose State University.
Andrea Michel is a program associate for the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Andrea managed partnerships and community outreach at an education nonprofit that connected high school students from underserved communities to summer enrichment programs. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in international studies with a focus on… Continue Reading
Angie Junck is the director of the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Angie was the director of Immigrant Defense Programs and Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for over 13 years. In that role, she led a state and federal policy agenda and programs on crim/imm, immigration enforcement,… Continue Reading
September Jarrett is a program officer for the Education program of the Heising-Simons Foundation, focusing on policy and systems change in California. September draws on two decades of experience in program and policy development focused on children and families in the public and private sectors. Her experiences include serving as executive director of San Francisco… Continue Reading
Madeleine Perkins is a program associate for the Community and Opportunity program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Madeleine wrote about science and politics for Business Insider. She also held research positions at the California Coastkeeper Alliance and the Earth Law Center. Madeleine received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and environmental studies from the… Continue Reading
Malia Ramler is a program officer for the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, where she focuses on effective early childhood practice. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Malia was with First 5 Alameda County, where she co-led the development and implementation of Quality Counts, the county’s quality rating and improvement system for early care and… Continue Reading
Vanessa Fumia is a grants officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Vanessa worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from University of Miami and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.