Emerging Leaders 365 Committee Roster
These dedicated volunteers shape the Emerging Leaders 365 program offerings, helping to create awesome activities for the group, and inspiring more young professionals to make an impact 365 days of the year!
I love how United Way is invested in our community and the different organizations that they assist. More importantly, I appreciate how they continue to evolve and seek out best solutions to continue to do better and lead with intention.
Fun fact: At nearly 6 feet tall, I lack hand eye coordination and have never played on an organized sports team.
I became involved with United Way of King County to be able to give back to the community and get involved with all of its local partners in the Seattle area. It has been a great way to establish a network with compassionate leaders and understand what issues we are facing.
Fun Fact: I am currently studying how to make wine.
United Way of King County provides our local community with opportunities to engage, serve, and empower one another. In doing so, we lift each other up and work together towards a sustainable, equitable, and brighter future.
Fun Fact: I love live music—I try to go to a show at least once a week to stay inspired.
I’m passionate about investing my time and dollars for UWKC’s mission to fight homelessness, help students graduate and break the cycle of poverty, all while centering on our BIPOC communities.
Fun Fact: I rallied my community and collected 12k+ diapers for a diaper drive to benefit UWKC’s ParentChild+ Program.
As a daughter of first-generation Asian immigrants, United Way has always resonated with me as its efforts ensure marginalized communities are empowered and equipped to succeed. They allow me to give back through volunteering, donating, and being surrounded by like-minded leaders.
Fun Fact: I am the luckiest dog mom to two tri-color corgis named Pogi & Pua!
I’m excited to be a part of UWKC because of the opportunities to positively impact the local community. My parents ran a non-profit social services program all throughout my childhood, and I am motivated to keep carrying that torch into my adulthood. I want to do everything I can to create a community that is more economically balanced and has racial equality at its core.
Fun Fact: I am the lead singer in a local 5 piece band.
I love UWKC’s community-centered approach and their commitment to racial equity across all causes they support.
Fun Fact: In high school, my favorite sport was finding ways to get out of running the mile in gym class. Today, somehow, I love racking up miles on the trails, and (as Dre would say) I “eat mountain summits for breakfast.” Always game for a hike!
UWKC has brought me out of my selfish bubble. I’ve seen what efforts are being made in the community and I was inspired to give back in many ways. The opportunity to collaborate with a “hero” organization such as UWKC required no second thought.
Fun Fact: I recently became a pilot and I find a great amount of peace being off the ground.
Having been born and raised in King County, I was happy to find a non-profit I believe is truly attempting to do the most good for the people who need it most. United Way aligns with my values and allows me to give back to my community.
Fun Fact: The first gingerbread house I ever made from scratch was a scale replica of my own house that included gummy bear windows and a chocolate mailbox; I like making art!
I’m grateful to support the UWKC and our community’s effort to address our most critical needs while centering racial equity and community-driven action. United Way is uniquely equipped to support our neighbors now more than ever and I hop you’ll join us in this work.
Fun Fact: I never grew out of having a sweet tooth – and my favorite desserts are homemade lemon bars!
I chose to be a part of United Way-King County because I wanted to be in the community putting in the work and seeing the change I so wish to see in society. Working towards a socially just community where everyone can be seen, heard and respected is the type of organization I’m proud to be a leader in.
Fun Fact: I recently became a real estate broker!
I’ve been connected to the United Way in some capacity throughout my entire professional career and didn’t want to miss an opportunity to give back even more. I’m relatively new to Seattle, but I’m excited to learn about and contribute to the community on a deeper level through Emerging Leaders 365!
Fun Fact: I am a professional singer and release music under my artist name, DeMaur.
Consistent commitment to my community. It can be an overwhelming to see our neighbors struggle, and tough to identify the best way we can help. The United Way’s vast network and team of experts have always identified the best volunteering and donation-based opportunities for me.
Fun Fact: I have a passion for scuba diving, especially in Isla Mujeres, Mexico!
What I love about the work of UWKC is its focus on racial equity, because this is where the greatest disparities in our community exist. I believe, in a racially just community, we all win.
Fun Fact: I have lived 7 states across the West Coast and Midwest. In many of the cities I’ve lived I’ve also been connected to United Way, whether as a volunteer or donor, because I believe in the power of community in making the world a better place.
I want to support UWKC because I appreciate how thoughtfully their programs are constructed to provide support to marginalized members of our community how, where, and when they need it. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach.
Fun Fact: My name is entirely French, but Spanish is actually my second language.