Rhiannon Orizaga

Former staff

She / Her
rhiannon [at] mmt.org

Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.
Audre Lorde

Rhiannon is very inspired by the idea of the polymath or multipotentialite; that an intellectually curious and hardworking person does not have to limit themselves to being an expert in just one thing or just one field. Rhiannon's career path reflects this: she is a published poet and historian and has worked in healthcare, nonprofit communications and as a freelance writer, editor and web developer. Her heroes include polymaths like Umberto Eco, Stephen Fry, Erica Buddington and Joji Locatelli.

Rhiannon came to Meyer to explore a career in tech at a mission-driven organization. In her previous position at Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, she got to know Meyer’s work and people, as they shared office space for two years. She has also done quite a bit of volunteer work, most recently as a volunteer grant evaluator with Pride Foundation and as a Precinct Committee Person for Multnomah County Democrats.

One piece of advice that has stuck with her from a professor in college: “never rest on your laurels.” She tries to remember that as she goes about her life; in her spare time, she can be found expanding her knitting skills. 

Rhiannon joined the team at Meyer in January 2018.