Sharon has more than a decade of experience in Development working on behalf of at risk youth. She is passionate and committed to supporting children, families and teachers in our community and is deeply motivated by the belief that our community is strengthened when everyone has the opportunity to be healthy and strong, no matter what challenges life has handed them. She has worked in the nonprofit sector in Sacramento and San Mateo County for over 10 years, and most recently oversaw the grants program at StarVista, a multi-service nonprofit in San Mateo County. She is presently serving as Vice President Elect of Education on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Silicon Valley Chapter. Prior to embarking on a career in the nonprofit sector, Sharon managed the unemployment insurance appeals department for the state of Massachusetts. She earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. A Boston native, Sharon relocated to the Bay Area with her husband in 2008. She has no qualms proudly proclaiming the Giants, Red Sox, Warriors and Celtics as her favorite teams.