Welcome! We’re excited to learn more about you and want to help you get to know us as well. Check out our LinkedIn profiles to learn even more about our backgrounds.
ERIN EWART, FOUNDER AND CAREER COACH
Erin founded Careers for Social Impact in 2014 and has been loving her work ever since. She has over 15 years of experience as a recruiter, and has worked for a diverse set of organizations across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, from Google to the U.S. State Department. She especially loves using this experience to help professionals who are interested in transitioning between sectors translate their experience.
Erin recently moved back to New York City (Brooklyn), after five years in Seattle. She loves to travel and has visited 30+ countries, and she’s especially proud of the solo backpacking trip she took in her twenties – ask her about it! Outside of work, Erin’s time is occupied exploring NYC with her husband and two young kids, Ryan and Kieran. Once they’re old enough, she can’t wait to show them the world.
ASHLEY MANDEL, COMMUNITY MANAGER
Ashley loves bringing people together and building meaningful connections with others who share her passion for impact. She is a founding member of the Careers for Social Impact community and was a participant in one of the very first Job Search Bootcamp groups. Ashley is based in Seattle and leads our community-building work, including managing our Social Impact Networking Happy Hours, moderating our online community, and leading networking and volunteer events for our clients.
Over the course of her career, Ashley has worked across the government, non-profit and for-profit sectors, bringing a diversity of social sector experience to our community. She is also a Partner with Social Venture Partners (SVP) in Seattle, serving on their Portfolio Grant Committee to deliver an even greater impact within the community. When not building community, she loves baking, especially sourdough bread, and snuggling with her two dogs Marty and Farrah.
NICOLE RAMOS, CAREER COACH
Nicole is a veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, with 15+ years of experience in both grassroots and global organizations. She’s also an alumna of the Job Search Bootcamp program! Originally from Detroit, she’s lived and worked in Michigan, Texas, California and Washington, where she is now based.
Nicole formerly served as the Vice President of Talent, Programs and Evaluation at BUILD.org, a non-profit serving low-income youth across the United States. She’s also been a training consultant for biotech companies, a director of public health programs in the migrant farmworker community, and a high school teacher, and most recently started her own consulting firm to support nonprofits. She has always loved hiring, supporting and developing talent in the social impact space, and especially enjoys working with clients who have non-traditional career paths. When not working on super cool projects or coaching talented people, you’ll find her parenting two amazing children, dancing salsa, or drinking her third cup of coffee for the day.
KAREN REA, CAREER COACH
Outside of work, she enjoys creating community and memories over tables laden with delicious home cooked food, finding challenging new hikes, travelling locally and internationally as often as possible, and learning from – and hopefully imparting some wisdom to – her tweenager Elsie.
HOSANNA JOLEEN, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hosanna spends her days strategizing systems and brainstorming ways to streamline and improve our operations behind the scenes. She was first drawn to Careers for Social Impact because of our focus on making the world a better place. She’s deeply passionate about access and inclusion and loves working with a company that has the same values. When she’s not hunched over her laptop, you can find Hosanna coffee-crawling through Southern California or planning her next adventure.