We are so excited to introduce Jane Rosenstein, who has joined NP as IDA Fiscal Manager!
Jane has a background in community organizing, social work, and education. She has been involved in fiscal management for fifteen years. Jane’s professional roles have included: early childhood educator, sustainability educator, technical writer, and small business owner/operator.
Jane holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management. Her areas of expertise include Intercultural Communication and Organizational Collaboration.
In her nearly 30 years living in Portland, Jane has been an active volunteer for the Master Recycler program, Northwest Earth Institute/Center for Earth Leadership, Portland Public Schools, Roseway Neighborhood Association, Sisters of the Road Café, and White Bird Dance. Things that bring her joy are being in the forest, being in the water, working in the garden, and seeing live music and dance.
Jane has graciously offered some additional insights about herself, and the perspective she brings with her to NP:
For starters, tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Philadelphia, raised there and in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in New England and Central America before moving to Portland in 1993. I have a husband and one son. I like to garden, I cook a lot, I love kayaking and wild swimming. I see as much live music and dance as I can.
What area of expertise and interest do you have?
Intercultural Communication, organizational development, group process facilitation. Interests include neurobiology, culinary history, permaculture, and foraging.
What does opportunity mean to you?
In the most basic sense, the circumstances that give one the ability to access what they desire. While this is typically wrapped up in concepts of advancement and progress (and examining opportunity as it relates to work and wealth is important) I also see the importance in considering opportunity to access art and nature, leisure and recreation, and the barriers to those opportunities.
What difference can financial security make for individuals in communities?
Financial security can make all the difference, particularly for women and girls. This radiates out to affect outcomes in health, education, professional advancement, and more. Data from around the world shows that, when women are able to experience financial security, entire families and communities benefit.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Begin again.” -My Teacher
Choose one author, living or dead, that you’d like to have dinner with.
Hunter S. Thompson.
What are you looking forward to most about this position?
For we folks that work with numbers, sometimes the stories behind them are all abstraction. I’m looking forward to knowing that in this case, the numbers reflect individuals that are building financial security.