Sandy is the Marketing and Outreach Program Manager for Whole Planet Foundation, responsible for the support and development of Supplier Partnerships and the general support of Whole Planet Foundation Programs.
A graduate of Santa Clara University, she holds a Bachelors in Sociology with a special emphasis in Business and Human Services and a Minor in Ethnic Studies. Prior to joining Whole Foods Market in 2008, Sandy worked as the Project Manager for Youth, Communities, and Social Justice Project at SCU and SFU. Native to the San Francisco Bay Area, she was fortunate to spend all her childhood summers in rural Corongoros, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Sandy has 19 years of retail grocery experience, 7 of which she worked as Marketing and Community Outreach Team Leader in Whole Foods Market’s Norcal Region at Flagship Stevens Creek, Los Gatos, and Pioneer Palo Alto. In 2010, she pursued her passion for Whole Planet Foundation’s mission and traveled as a Team Member volunteer to Arequipa, Peru. There she observed firsthand the extraordinary power of microcredit in action through microcredit lender Pro Mujer, helped build water cisterns for the community, and volunteered at the local school. Over the years, she has helped support microloan fundraising through marketing activities like the Hustle for Whole Planet Run, community and team member presentations, and in-store events. Sandy is thrilled to be pursuing her passion for partnerships, cultural diversity, and Whole Planet Foundation in her current role to help alleviate poverty around the world in a sustainable way that empowers recipients, celebrates cultural differences, and respects different ways of life.