Dana Ginn Paredes Movement Strategy Center
For over 18 years, Dana Ginn Paredes has positioned teams for growth and success. Her experience in organizational management, strategic engagement and leadership coupled with campaigns and technical assistance has led her to develop a deep understanding of what it takes to cultivate dynamic institutions to advance movement building. She has worked as a consultant with foundations, community groups, capacity-building and policy organizations throughout the country. Prior to this, Dana has worked with Forward Together, the Center for Third World Organizing, and Californians for Justice. She is a co-author of Looking Both Ways: Women’s Lives at the Crossroads of Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice. In addition to consulting, Dana is a student of Rinzai Zen (under Wong Roshi of Chozen-ji temple in Honolulu, Hawai’i) and actively supports the Bay Area Community of Practice. She serves as an associate with Movement Strategy Center’s Transitions Initiative, is the board chair of Power California, is a 2008 fellow of APAWLI Program of the Center for Asian Pacific American Women, and a 2007 fellow of the Women's Policy Institute of the Women’s Foundation of California. Dana holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and lives with her wife and kiddo in beloved Oakland, California.