Gaea joined the United Religions Initiative as the Communications Manager in 2015. Previously a freelance writer, editor-in-chief, and social media manager, she brings a decade of professional experience and enthusiasm, as well as a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from Florida State University, to her role. She transferred from the corporate sector in order to pursue a daily focus on actively creating a better world. Her ongoing passion for nonprofit work includes regularly volunteering with KEEN San Francisco and the Burning Man Project as a writer, videographer, and setup team coordinator. In her free time, Gaea enjoys writing plays for the vibrant San Francisco theater community, painting murals for schools, restaurants, and other buildings around the Bay Area, walking her two rescue mutts, and learning new gardening tricks.