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, starting at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, then at the Audre Lorde Project, and most recently at Tides. Jinky formerly served on the Leadership Sangha of the East Bay Meditation Center and on the board of OutRight Action International. 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).