Camille Rochester (pronouns she/her) serves as 501 Commons’ Community Engagement Manager, where she engages and assists the Executive Service Corps and stewards individual and corporate supporters. She is also the manager of Washington Gives.
Although Camille was born in Seattle and grew up in Edmonds, WA, her family originally hails from Eastern Washington. For university, she headed north to Bellingham to obtain her B.A. in Anthropology at Western Washington University.
After graduating, Camille volunteered at the University of Washington's Experimental Education Unit’s summer program, supporting their mission of inclusive education for all children. Camille then interned with YouthCare’s fund development department, serving Seattle’s homeless youth. Though a Camp Fire kid growing up, she started her paid nonprofit career at Girl Scouts of Western Washington. These experiences crystalized Camille’s commitment to improving the lives of children, families, and communities through her nonprofit work.
When not hard at work spinning straw into gold, herding cats, and making something out of nothing, Camille can be found reading, baking, or playing table top games.
Fun Fact: Camille has always loved critters and at one point her family had ten rabbits, two hamsters, four cats, a tankful of fish, and a fire-bellied toad. She now limits herself to her three cats, Momo, Arya, and Ewok.