Bonnie joined the Ventures team in 2019.
Bonnie supports the Programs Team by coordinating our commercial kitchen, the Ventures Marketplace, our retail store incubator in Pike Place market, and Ventures’ online business directory. She also works closely with community and corporate partners to help our small businesses grow.
Bonnie has a passion for social justice and felt connected with Ventures’ mission. She believes empowering people with the right tools and support to start their own business is a successful way to improve livelihoods.
Bonnie has a Bachelor’s in Sustainability Studies and Telecommunications from the University of Florida. She has a background working in environmental NGOs and in the food industry. Shortly after graduating, Bonnie backpacked for a year to South America and volunteered on farms in her home country of Chile, fueling her interest for food, social justice, and poverty alleviation through microentrepreneurship.
Bonnie’s dream business is to start a social enterprise that fights our broken food system and climate change.