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“We believe that technologies are not the most important things, but that the human relationships behind it and how people connect is what is going to build power for any type of movement,” explains Misty Avila, Program Director for Aspiration, the nonprofit which organized the event.

Work

Chief Administrative Officer 
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, Davis | 2016 – Current

Board Member
Aspiration, San Francisco | 2019 – Current

Director of Programs
Aspiration, San Francisco | 2011 – 2016
Directed nonprofit technology building capacity programs and staff. Founded the CA Nonprofit Technology Capacity Building Statewide Network supporting 300 nonprofits and youth groups in rural and urban communities across California. Responsible for overseeing internship program, strategic program direction, and support fund development.

Community Facilitator and Curator
Sacramento | 2010 – 2016
Developed and facilitated over 75 participatory events in California and across the Globe from the Central Valley, Berlin, to Jakarta. Responsible for event production, agenda design, and community building. Curator of the annual 2014 Mozilla Festival, 1000 person gathering in London.

Program Coordinator
CANFIT, Berkeley | 2008 – 2011
Supported after-school programs to develop culturally competent health programming. Delivered statewide workshops designed for young people to find creative ways to take part in the health of their community.
Preserving our Food Traditions and Our Health – Misty Avila, 2009

Education
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelors Food and Nutrition Science