In April, As You Sow welcomed two new full-time staff members to the team. Taraneh Arhamsadr came on as Communications Director with over a decade of diverse experience in communications and outreach, focused primarily on environmental and social issues and public works projects. Before her most recent experience as a consultant in communications and digital strategy for organizations like Children & Nature Network and Center for a New American Dream, Taraneh served as the head of Communications for Berkeley’s David Brower Center, a community space serving as the Bay Area’s hub for the environmental and social justice movement. She is eager to develop a deep understanding of As You Sow’s diverse program areas and help design and implement a long-range communications vision and strategy for the organization.
Cody Mitcheltree joined the ranks as Development and Operations Associate, where he works to support the development and operations teams to further the foundation’s efforts. He comes from the nonprofit world where he has worked in social media marketing, membership administration and retention, leadership development, IT, and Salesforce administration. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science with a Minor in International Relations at San Francisco State University and went on to become a certified paralegal and obtain a Master’s in Public Administration degree, where he focused on public policy with an emphasis on environmental policy and sustainability. “I’m excited to bring my diverse set of skills and knowledge to the organization and contribute in As You Sow’s mission to bolster environmental and social corporate responsibility,” Mitcheltree said.