Eden is a real people person. They are also a queer, genderqueer, and trans white person, born and raised in rural Washington by Californian hippy parents. They have worked in youth programming for much of their career, most recently spending five years running an AmeriCorps* VISTA program that built capacity for youth serving organizations. In that role, they most enjoyed helping develop the next generation of non-profit leaders by providing social justice education and professional skills. Eden holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Scripps College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from UW with a focus on intergroup dialogue. Eden is passionate about racial and gender justice, organizational development, and bridge building across communities. Eden is also passionate about growing house plants, taking walk breaks, and finding another great novel to read.
Favorite Quote: “Dress to kill, fight to win.” -Dean Spade
Favorite Place in the Northwest: Near any body of water