Itzi brings over fifteen years of accounting, finance, and operational expertise in both for profit and non-profit organizations. She began her career at Deloitte and Touche and received her CPA while working with some of the San Francisco office's largest clients. A decade later, guided by her passion for community development, social justice, and mental health, she shifted gears into the non-profit world by pursuing an MBA and focusing her skills and background on non-profit management.
Itzi received her BA in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from UC Davis. During her time at UC Davis, Itzi was the VP of the Women in Leadership program, Director of Finance for the Net Impact Club, and co-founder of the Board Fellowship Program, which placed women on boards in the Bay Area. In her spare time, Itzi enjoys adventuring out in nature or tending to the garden and animals on her farm in Oregon.