Mary Fuller provides leadership for strategic development, operations, and building support for Hack the Hood. To do this she draws on her 14 years experience in building capacity for organizations engaged in promoting the arts, community development, youth organizations, and public/independent media. Before co-founding Hack the Hood, Mary served as the Director of Communications and Development at Lao Family Community Development in Oakland and Asian CDC in Boston. As an independent consultant she's worked with groups like Oakland Local, Planting Justice, Museum of Children’s Art, Shareable.net, and STEAM Exploration Lab (STEM education startup).
In each of the past three organization's where she's led development efforts, her organizations have grown between 2x to 10x in under 2 years.
She holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Boston University, and a BA from Southwestern University. She is a visual artist and a fost/adopt parent of two beautiful kids.