Miki obtained her PhD in molecular biology in UC Berkeley and has worked in the biotechnology field for almost a decade, focusing on developing cancer drugs. She is strongly interested in organizations focused on social impact; she is certified as a Food Literacy Educator from The Cookbook Project and volunteers for Project Openhand, Curry Senior Center and Habitat for Humanity. In her free time, she enjoys baking, rock climbing, hiking, traveling, and drinking an occasional scotch.
Yaris Ng Pang, Co-Chair
Yaris currently works in the field of economic and community development in which she implements neighborhood revitalization strategies in emerging neighborhoods.
Yaris comes from a background of work in the travel and hospitality industry. She holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Yaris spends her free time meeting new people, traveling, rock climbing, reading, and cooking.
Harmony works in Samasource as a Project Manager. She focus in providing youth, women, and refugees with digital work opportunities. She is dedicated to the social enterprise model, mainly in job creation, as she has witnessed in her work the reinvested social impact. She has a B.A in Economics & Accounting from Claremont McKenna College and was previously at PwC as a CPA/forensic consultant. She has been on the board of YWSE-SF since 2015 & co-leads the Bay Area Social Enterprise Network.
Dvorit's career began in development for the University of Pennsylvania while she earned her Masters in philanthropy and social justice, and business certificate from the Wharton School. In 2012, Dvorit moved to San Francisco and pursued social enterprise work through strategy consulting for foundation and nonprofit clients. Then in 2014, she founded Temescal Brewing, experiencing firsthand the excitement of entrepreneurship. Today, Dvorit continues building connections between business, philanthropy, and social impact as executive director of Manylabs, a collaborative community for independent scientists.
Sharon Jalysa Boose-Sheppard
Bred in New Jersey, Sharon is new to The Bay Area. She currently works in the healthcare field. Sharon graduated from Spelman College and is a returned US Peace Corps Volunteer where she lived and worked in West Africa for over 2 years. In her free time Sharon enjoys service, is an avid vegan/fit fanatic, and loves to travel. Sharon hopes to continue to be a strong and supporting voice for women of all ages.
With past nursing and health care leadership experience, Julie is excited to continue her entry into social entrepreneurism and assist others in doing the same! She is passionate about improving the elder care experience, as well as local civic involvement.
Alesia has been an experienced promotional marketing specialist for over a decade working in both collegiate and professional sports. She manages end-to-end marketing and sales activities for SomethingInked, a promotional products distributor. Her specialties include developing initial promotional concepts and the execution of sales strategy. She began her marketing career with the Golden State Warriors after competing in a reality-show style competition The Intern modeled after The Apprentice. After competing for several months against college students from around the country, she secured her job in marketing and served for over a decade. Alesia earned her B.S.B.A in Hospitality Management in 2005 and her M.A. in Sports Management in 2008 from the University of San Francisco.
Tracy began her career as a management consultant and moved to international development in 2002, joining the BBC World Service Trust, where she oversaw radio and TV programming for social change in Asia. From there, she spent 12 years working on inclusive business initiatives and directly with small businesses and associations in Southeast Asia and Africa. Tracy has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MSc in International Development from the University of Reading. Tracy is now based in Alameda and is working to establish an impact investment fund and support services for impact businesses that benefit women and girls. Tracy sees support for gender impact businesses as a powerful tool for systemic change around the issues impacting women and girls around the world.