Georgina Griffith-Yates (she/her) is a passionate, creative NGO leader with a drive to strengthen community programs. In 2019, Georgina received her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Utah. She is currently in her third year of a PhD in Political Science, Nonprofit Management and Civil Society Track, at the University of Utah. Georgina’s expertise lies in organizational development, team leadership, marketing, and designing accessible programs for diverse populations.
Georgina has spent the last seven years in the nonprofit field, leading work to advance college and career readiness technology in Utah schools. As a Nonprofit Consultant she has worked with clients like Westside Leadership Institute, Cold Case Foundation, Comunidad Materna en Utah, Utah Neighborhood Partners, and the Adult Education Center. In 2018, Georgina was chosen to receive the Student Award by the Nonprofit Policy, Practice, & Partnerships (NP3) Section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). In 2019, she was published in the International Journal of Public Administration for her work on how nonprofits contribute to providing services for immigrant populations. Most recently, Georgina conducted research throughout Utah to contribute to The State of Utah Strategic Plan on Homelessness.
When she isn’t working with or researching nonprofits, Georgina loves spending time tending her garden with her wife and their menagerie of rescue animals. She is excited to finally work around gardens she doesn’t have to keep her wily chickens out of and is ecstatic to be at Wasatch Community Gardens where she can combine her love for NGOs, accessibility, and getting her hands dirty.