Inspired social change maker committed to creating a lasting positive impact on the world through a results driven approach to working with organizations in the social good space. Core competencies are program design, concept development, volunteer management, curriculum building, team leadership, and campaign proliferation. Excels in high energy, creative team settings and thrives to produce a collaborative
Inspired social change maker committed to creating a lasting positive impact on the world through a results driven approach to working with organizations in the social good space. Core competencies are program design, concept development, volunteer management, curriculum building, team leadership, and campaign proliferation. Excels in high energy, creative team settings and thrives to produce a collaborative and passionate work environment.
Marketing Coordinator @ From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaMarketing Associate @ From April 2014 to October 2014 (7 months) San Francisco Bay AreaDigital Marketing Coordinator @ From January 2014 to April 2014 (4 months) Founder @ KAYA is a fashion forward, socially conscious handbag brand that helps empower women in the Philippines to create a better life, filled with dignity and love. Each KAYA handbag that is purchased helps empower Filipina victims of human trafficking and exploitation. KAYA handbag purchases support Batis, an organization for Filipina women migrants, dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of returning distressed women and their families. From August 2012 to December 2013 (1 year 5 months) San Francisco Bay AreaCommunity Cultivator @ Be Social Change is a platform that empowers people to be social change. We empower, connect and organize the world of social change in a way that democratizes how change is made. Currently our community spans two coasts and accommodates over 2,000 members.
-Coordinated and developed Bay Area monthly meetups
-Led management of volunteer groups and forged relationships with partner organizations From February 2011 to January 2013 (2 years) School Partnerships Coordinator @ Lead South Bay chapter of Technovation Challenge program. Technovation is a technology and entrepreneurship program, exclusively for high school girls. Students learn about and develop innovative mobile applications that solve issues in their local community. Technovation aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
-Managed South Bay territory consisting of 3 programs and over 250 program participants
-Developed and led recruitment strategy for expansion of South Bay territory
-Forged and maintained relationships with a wide range of organizational stakeholders from parents, donors, and principles, to board executives
-Assisted in curriculum development and supported team in program improvement through data collected from participant surveys and focus groups
-Supported team in event coordination of mentor and teacher trainings and national pitch night
-Developed and led event coordination of regional pitch event with over 1000 attendees
-Oversaw social media and email marketing campaign From October 2011 to July 2012 (10 months) San Francisco Bay AreaPsychology Research Assistant @ From April 2011 to July 2011 (4 months) Co-Developer and Program Coordinator of Alma Verde After School Program @ Alma Verde After School program is focused on providing literacy, nutrition, and environmental enrichment education to youth grades K-6.
-Co-developed program framework and curriculum based on the needs and wants of the community from data collected at the conclusion of Camp Sunshine summer camp in 2010
-Facilitated program sessions including gardening, literacy, nutrition, and homework help activities
-Assisted in management of Santa Clara University student volunteers
-Forged and maintained relationships with parents, school administrators and teachers to ensure student progress and success
-Worked to change the community and students’ perceptions of food and increase their awareness of healthful foods From June 2010 to June 2011 (1 year 1 month) Intern @ From July 2009 to September 2009 (3 months) Intern @ From July 2008 to September 2008 (3 months)
Bachelors of Science, Combined Sciences @ Santa Clara University From 2007 to 2011 Presentation High School Cat Gieser is skilled in: Social Entrepreneurship, Volunteer Management, Teaching, Public Speaking, Start-ups, Team Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Research, Community Outreach, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Spanish, Fundraising, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainability
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