Jinky Demarest de Rivera

Director of Finance and Administration
Jinky oversees the financial, human resource and organizational effectiveness functions at Thousand Currents. As part of the senior management team, Jinky brings over 20 years of experience in leadership, technical expertise, and strategic thinking. Their history directing nonprofit financial operations spans human rights and social justice organizations in the Bay Area and New York City. Jinky is committed to making financial management an accessible skill for organizations and a tool to build power for social change. A native New Yorker, Jinky earned their MFA in English & Creative Writing at Mills College. They are the co-editor of the anthology Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time (Seal Press, ed. 2007).To find out more about the magic of combining social justice, creativity, and math skills, read Jinky’s entry on the Thousand Currents blog.