Rosa is responsible for supporting the foundation’s commitment to engaging with communities across Washington. As a member of the community engagement and learning team, she works to center the foundation’s values to help ensure all our decisions are accountable and in service to communities most impacted by inequities.
Previously, Rosa was board relations manager in the President’s office, where she advanced the foundation’s work at the governance level. Before Inatai, Rosa worked at the REACH Project of Evergreen Treatment Services with people experiencing homelessness, substance use, and mental health conditions in the Seattle area. Rosa was raised in a biracial and multicultural family, who taught her the importance of not only listening to—but also believing in and honoring people’s stories.
Rosa is a regular volunteer with Onyx Fine Arts Collective. She earned an MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington and a BA in anthropology from Linfield College. In her free time, Rosa enjoys getting outside as much as possible, quilting, and finding ways to satisfy her massive sweet tooth.