Alicia Risk

I grew up in Los Angeles and enjoyed the sunshine, movie stars and sports championships. When I graduated from UCLA I wanted to do something important and found a place to do just that. We built an online voter information system – not a site - a SaaS platform (before that term existed). It was the first political New Media project (before that term existed) to engage US Presidential candidates.

When I moved to San Francisco I learned how to work on internet technology products in the heart of it all. Since then I’ve been honing my organizational, management, and collaboration skills doing software product and project management of a web-based communication platform.

In trying to build the best possible platform for grassroots engagement I worked directly with clients, sales/services people, developers/QA/Operations, and activists. I understand communications strategy including social media strategy and I enjoy crafting and executing on a plan that generates results.

I’ve employed my technology, marketing and political skills on behalf of a number of candidates. At the moment I’m working on David Chiu’s Mayoral Campaign in San Francisco. Check out www.davidchiuformayor.com if you are a local voter. He is an amazing listener, thinker and leader.

In my spare time, I play. Bike, Run, Swim, Hike, Camp, Write, Cook, Read and Dream.