Marina is the Director of Strategy for the Foundation. Her role is to manage foundation partner relationships and coordinate fundraising events. Her passion for philanthropy and education began when she served a year as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Dallas. She saw, first-hand, the everyday struggles most Dallas Independent School District students face. Marina continues to volunteer with programs that support the Dallas Independent School District.
Natalie is a project analyst at Affinity Engineering. In her role, Natalie gets to help design and implement sustainability strategies at Affinity. Whether the focus is on energy efficiency, zero waste, or renewables, Natalie is constantly looking for new ways to provide creative consulting solutions to customers. She’s passionate about accelerating the adoption of sustainable practices around the world and enjoys creating mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations that positively impact the triple bottom line- people, profit and planet.
Jesse is the founder of Affinity Engineering. He has experience consulting in both the utility industry and the manufacturing industry. The overlap and cooperation between those industries is what inspired the launching of the Affinity Engineering Foundation to create partnerships that could amplify the effort of trying to make a positive impact far beyond what the company could achieve on its own. Jesse sits on the board of the foundation and he volunteers with the Dallas VA Medical Center.
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