Cultivating Community

I am a life long activist dedicated to helping inspire empowerment and the cultivation of tribes for change. Passionate about social justice and diversity, Oakland was a natural fit, making California my 7th home state before I was 20. My entrepreneurial journey began shortly thereafter. First, founding a Silicon Valley community center for event production which propelled me into community and volunteer development as well as event marketing and management. I have since gone on to found and run three successful businesses supporting ADHD accessibility in business, vegan products and lifestyle changes, as well as brand identity and social media growth for women owned businesses.

Before devoting my work full-time to supporting change and cultural prosperity in the Tech Industry, I studied Psychology and obtained my MS in Marketing while working in the non-profit sector. There, I provided data management and outreach to organizations such as Operation Dignity whose services include homeless outreach as well as Veteran family housing and services.

Passionate

Marketing + engineering = the integration of data and visualization to cultivate compelling stories. Creating clear work flow control for harnessing connectivity is the driving factor that allows me to utilize trends, vividly share stories, and offer impactful representations that are engaging and thoroughly developed.


I adore spending free time backpacking through the Eastern Sierras, learning to code in Swift, diving into my ever lengthening reading list, and attempting to turn my black thumb green. I volunteer marketing skills to support incredible initiatives such as Techtonica and serve as a Hackbright Ambassador. I write about learning to code, social media marketing, business development and more on my blog. You can find my tweets, images and musing about diversity, inclusion, accessibility and feminism (with veganism thrown in on occasion) @aroseartist across the web.


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What Fires Me Up


The power of WORD OF MOUTH and the magic that happens when a community shares our message!


Ensuring our web presence is ACCESSIBLE by staying ahead of the curve and competition – making digital marketing more inclusive, appealing and accessible to all.

Rather than adding to the noise and the clutter: Asking my audience what they are interested in, speaking to that, and BEING GENUINE.


Focus on giving my audience ACCESS to people, places, products and experiences.

Exceptional CUSTOMER SERVICE through outreach engagement and care with each interaction.


INVOLVING COMMUNITIES in marketing content creation: building an army of activated advocates & tapping into far-reaching content and media creation expertise.

Strive to be
  • Connector.

    Transformative Journey

    Change Catalyst Community Manager
    Glacier Climbing & Solo Backpacking Explorer
    Alpha Gamma Delta Sister
    Shadow Boxing Champion & Aerial Artist Student

  • Connector.

    Work Passions

    Diversity | Inclusion | Accessibility
    Growth Hacking & Community Involvement
    Data Spelunking & Visualization

  • Connector.

    Alumna

    Southern New Hampshire University | MS Marketing
    Arizona State University | BA Psychology
    Hackbright Academy | Software Engineer Fellowhip
    (Ask me about my Military HS experience)

  • Connector.

    Enjoyments

    Pandas | Javascript | Peaty Scotch
    Mixed Media Art | Urban Container Farming
    Non-Fiction Bibliophile & Quote Hoarder
    All Things Oakland | Vegan Baking

It was a truly amazing experience. Working with Ro gave me a feeling of hope that there are people out there that care. It would have been much more of a challenge on how to organize the information, but she made it so much easier by giving me all of her support and patience. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I hope we can work together again.Rex B (CatchAFire)
Ro is very detail oriented both in the office and in the field. She exhibits a caring and empathetic attitude towards the population we served. I always felt confident that when on assignment with her, we would get the job done safely and efficiently.”Sholonda J (Operation Dignity)
“Ro was the go-to person when my company was in need of updating our social media skills. She was organized and patient. Her consultations were always helpful and she was conscientious in her contemplation of our company’s needs. Ro would be a great asset in someones company. Professional, smart, and cool as a cucumber.”Jani M (Aiken Welch)
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Location • Oakland, CA

Text • 510-205-6759

Email • Ro@aroseartist.com