Daisy Rosales (she/her/hers)
Born to an immigrant family in the San Francisco Bay Area, I grew up enjoying the food, traditions, creativity, and stories of families from all over the world. I was also exposed to the Bay Area's dramatic inequities at an early age, and have long committed to addressing the challenges that poverty and injustice pose to our social fabric.
My passion for social impact has taken me from the rural woods of New Hampshire where I worked in addiction care, to the dusty libraries of my undergrad studies on historic social movements, to artisan workshops in Guatemala where innovative financing strategies empower women leaders. Prior to graduate school, I led marketing at Fuller Youth Institute, a think tank equipping youth workers and parents with research-based resources on adolescent development and wellness. In 2018, I co-founded Brio, a nonprofit that enables access to quality mental health care through design and partnership with community organizations in low-resource contexts. As Brio's executive director, I am inspired every day by the power of proximity, the mutuality of compassion, and processes that reflect the dignity of all people.
My husband Aaron and I recently moved back to California, where we look forward to spending our weekends between redwood forests and coastal bluffs. I enjoy writing, exploring, developing new recipes, and gathering friends around the table.