NASCO is very excited to announce that we have hired Ratih Sutrisno as our new Director of Community Engagement! Ratih will be starting training this week, and will join us full time at NASCO Institute. You can reach Ratih at email@example.com.
Hello, NASCO Members! My name is Ratih Sutrisno and I am NASCO’s new Director of Community Engagement. This is a new position at NASCO connecting the organization and its members to social justice and anti-oppression work both inside and and outside the cooperative movement. I will be managing public media platforms, coordinating the Alumni Network of former NASCO co-op members, and organizing grassroots funding campaigns to build and maintain relationships with co-op members and movement partners.
I am a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management with minors in Interdisciplinary Design and French. For the past year I have been working as a student advisor at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), promoting experiential off-campus and study abroad programs focusing on justice, social change, and imaginative approaches to difficult problems. I have lived in the Students’ Co-op in Minneapolis for three years, holding various positions including education steward, food steward, food prep cook. This past summer I participated in NASCO’s Cooperative Internship Network working with the University of Kansas Student Housing Association (UKSHA) in Lawrence, KS as their Cooperative Design Intern. Through this experience I refined my design skills while creating educational and marketing materials that advocate community solidarity. Some of my other passions include playing ultimate, cooking, and biking to great coffee shops.
I am super excited to be NASCO’s Director of Community Engagement and look forward to getting to know all of you!