Bridget serves as HR & Learning Programs Associate at 501 Commons, where she helps manage 501 Commons' training events, as well as provide administrative support to the Human Resources program.
Bridget grew up in Portland, Oregon before moving to north to Seattle to study at the University of Washington. Growing up speaking Cantonese and being influenced by her parents, who are first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong, taught her the value of diversity and global citizenship. This prompted her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, which she received in June 2015.
Prior to joining 501 Commons, Bridget volunteered as Community Engagement Coordinator at One Day’s Wages, a grassroots fundraising organization, where she managed individual campaigns and assisted with reports for various business and organizational partners. She first became interested in the nonprofit sector while studying abroad in Hong Kong, where she tutored elementary school-aged children and ran an English camp for immigrants. The rewarding experience of helping people reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential piqued her interest in nonprofits, which led her to intern with the World Affairs Council of Seattle. She is excited to continue gaining in-depth knowledge about nonprofit management and to learn from the experienced professionals that she has the privilege of working with. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career that will allow her to combine her passion for nonprofits and international development.
Bridget enjoys hiking, traveling, and eating all the desserts. Her most recent extracurricular obsessions include photography and Crossfit (which she will happily tell you about regardless of whether you ask or not).
Fun Fact: Bridget is a resident Hong Kong, making her legally obligated to enter Hong Kong (and travel around Asia) once within every three years.