Patzia joins Rise Up as a Program Associate, and in her role, she coordinates the logistics and administrative needs of our programs and provides general support and assistance to our fellows and subgrantees. Before joining PHI Patzia was a grants associate at the Silicon Valley community foundation where she monitored all incoming internal and external inquiries regarding workflow from the grants department. Patzia’s prior experience includes working for a medical device company where she ensured quality control standards as well as participating in international trade events representing the company. Her interest in nonprofits started after working for a bi-national foundation in the health sector where she collaborated with government agencies in Mexico. Patzia is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program Public Health Care Administration at California State East Bay University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, and she has participated in an internship at the University of Calgary. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga and trying new restaurants in Bay Area.