Founder & Executive Director
In 2013, Connie founded BitGive, the first Bitcoin government recognized nonprofit. She is the first female founder in the cryptocurrency space and an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity, working to advance the rights of women in the tech industry. Connie is passionate about practical philanthropic solutions for humanitarian work globally, leveraging Blockchain technology. Previously, Connie worked with environmental nonprofits in California for 15 years, in a variety of roles. Connie is a frequent public speaker on crypto-philanthropy, internationally. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Business Council and as a volunteer for several other organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech.