Meera Swanson

Development Associate

Oakland, California

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Meera holds a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco, and a BA in Psychology from University of California Santa Cruz. She has a background working in community mental health, youth development, and human rights education. During graduate school she discovered an affinity for nonprofit development and has since pursued a career in helping nonprofits to cultivate communities of supporters and grow their resources. Most recently before coming to Root & Rebound she worked in development at Voice of Witness, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that amplifies the voices of individuals impacted by injustice through oral history storytelling and education.

A lifelong Bay Area native, Meera enjoys cooking, horror and mystery media, and spending time in nature with her children.

Meera Swanson

Development Associate

Oakland, California

Email Meera

Meera holds a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco, and a BA in Psychology from University of California Santa Cruz. She has a background working in community mental health, youth development, and human rights education. During graduate school she discovered an affinity for nonprofit development and has since pursued a career in helping nonprofits to cultivate communities of supporters and grow their resources. Most recently before coming to Root & Rebound she worked in development at Voice of Witness, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that amplifies the voices of individuals impacted by injustice through oral history storytelling and education.

A lifelong Bay Area native, Meera enjoys cooking, horror and mystery media, and spending time in nature with her children.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I strongly believe that addressing the inequities created by our broken criminal justice system is one of the clearest ways to support low-income communities and communities of color. I’m proud to play a role in creating change on a systemic and individual level for people impacted by incarceration and I have hope that our work can promote healing and provide a chance for all people to thrive regardless of their background.