Member of the Month
When did you start writing grants? I started writing grants in 2011. Previous to that I had written Community Assessments and Budgets for Tri-Valley Opportunity Council’s Migrant Head Start. I thought a grants couldn’t be much different.
How long have you been a member of GPA? I was a member of GPA in 2011 but left the grant writing world for a little bit. I rejoined membership in 2018 and have been a member since.
Why are you a member of GPA? I feel GPA has helped me grow as a grant writer. The trainings, webinars, and blogs are very helpful to keep me up to date on topics and give me helpful tips to improve my skills.
Tell us about a professional accomplishment that you are most proud of. I most recently received a $21.8 million award from the Department of Transportation for the Port Infrastructure Development Grant. (I even got to meet Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.)
What is your current role? Grants Program Manager at Port Houston.
What are your hobbies? I like to attend and be involved in my kid’s activities. With four kids we keep pretty busy with football, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and many more…If I’m not running a kid to an activity I like to read fictional series.