Irene Chansawang, Grants Specialist

As a Grants Specialist, Irene works with organizations applying for grants and also helps to spread awareness about Maddie and our mission.

She recently moved from Madison, WI, where she worked for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association as a Gift Processing Coordinator. Prior to that, she was the Project Associate for the Annenberg Foundation, supporting pre-opening functions of a new animal adoption learning center. She also served as a Grants Assistant, where she processed domestic and international grants, with a focus on animal and environmental welfare.

A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Southeast Asian Studies, she also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Loyola Marymount University. Thrilled to be back in her home state, she lives in Northern California with her extremely photogenic dog, affectionately known as "Pickles Zoolander: International Dog Model."