Sacramento Global Shapers


Committed to the Sacramento Region

Norcal Fires Undocufund Campaign

Sacramento Shapers along with other West Coast Hubs stepped in to support the ongoing efforts of Undocufund, an organization that supports undocumented families whose lives were negatively impacted by the 2017 Sonoma County fires. As a hub we surpassed our goal and raised $6,673 and in total all hubs raised over $30,000. These funds helped undocumented families repair their damaged homes, put food on the table, provide equipment to return to work, give children supplies for school, and offer resources to rebuild their lives

Shape North America 2018 Conference

Shape North America is a 5-day summit that brings together World Economic Forum Global Shapers from around the world.

ShapeNA 2018 in Sacramento will be a new experience for Shapers: disrupting and inspiring. Shapers will gain key skills and takeaways that can be built upon in their own communities through the projects of their Hubs.

ShapeNA 2018 will provide an unexpected experience for Shapers that will propel them beyond their comfort zone and into a space of action, growth, and relationship building.

Capitol Forum

Global Shaper Capitol Forum is an initiative to help connect California-based Global Shapers to the policy and political arena. Sacramento, which is a global epicenter of policy solutions and revolutionary thinking, is often overlooked as a critical player and partner to advance ideas and problem-solve.

Our aim is to change this dynamic. We want to build and strengthen the relationship between young innovators, entrepreneurs and activists and the platforms and people who can support and accelerate their goals.

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Global Shapers Annual Survey

The Global Shapers Annual Survey empowers the voices of youth by encouraging leaders to consider youth-identified priorities to guide policy and decision making. The survey is developed by young people for young people. Results from the survey will help decision/policy makers understand a variety of subjects from the perspective of young leaders in the region– and the Sacramento Hub is serving as a 2017 survey affiliate to help gather responses and ensure high levels of participation.

Greece Refugee Project

Since the beginning of 2015 almost one million people have passed through the coast of Turkey into the Greek islands, trying to reach safety in Europe. This is the largest population displacement in recent history, and one of the major humanitarian crises Europe has faced since World War II.

A couple of our Hub Members traveled from California to Greece to work with several refugee organizations. We also raised over $8,000 where we donated to local non profits and NGO’s in Greece dealing with the refugee community.

Project Moss

Project Moss gives Sacramento the opportunity to be reminded of its beauty, hidden in plain sight. The Sacramento Global Shapers are currently making living art out of moss at three locations in midtown.



The concept is simple – we volunteer with a different nonprofit organization in Sacramento on the second Saturday of every month. This program was created to give young professionals the opportunity to volunteer in the community.

If you would like to join us next month please email us at

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The project had one goal: Raise awareness of the value of blood donations as a simple lifesaving act. Our Hub launched a week long social media initiative to encourage members of our community to donate blood at different donation centers around the city.

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The 4 liter challenge

The DIGDEEP 4Liters challenge was a social media initiative to raise awareness about water consumption habits and how to change them. During the month, the Hub encouraged the public via social media to take the challenge: use just 4 Liters of water for 24 hours.

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Sac Shapers for Haiti

In October 2016, Haiti was devastated by a category 4 hurricane. In the hardest hit region, 80% of the homes were damaged. Over 350,000 people throughout the country were in need of immediate assistance. Our Hub raised $4,300 in 7 days with the help of 73 members our community. 300 students were sent back to school with kits comprised of solar lamps, pens, pencils, notebooks, and backpacks

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Who We are

Activate. Collaborate. Catalyze.

The Sacramento Global Shapers Hub is a diverse group of passionate, idealistic young leaders bound together by their commitment to creating a better world-- starting in Sacramento.

The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs located in urban areas, developed and led by young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. Shapers possess a strong desire and passion to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. Each Hub undertakes projects aimed at community engagement, improvement and civic action.

Shapers are highly motivated, passionate individuals who are developing leaders in the community. Shapers are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference.

Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.

The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

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Elena Ruiz


Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives at Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Bianca Sievers

Vice Curator

Senior Business Development Specialist at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Kelly Rivas

Outgoing Curator

Chief of Staff to Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Taryn Akiyama


Project Coordinator at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Hadi Ali


Project Manager at Legislative Data Center

Anisa Amani


Teacher at San Juan Unified School District

Zach Burkes


Co Founder of Safer Lock , President of Predictable Profits

Rey Castellanos

Founding Curator

Executive and Leadership Coach at Feed Your Wolf

Sean Dolan


Client Financial Management Specialist at Accenture

Paul Endelman


Business Analyst at Balanced Body

Laura Gonzalez


Account Executive at Unearth

Melissa Granville


Community Partnerships Director at Food Literacy Center

Tera Flores Hannah


Associate Director, International Programs and Events at Northern California World Trade Center

Mandy Holm


Analyst at Office of Public Safety Accountability

Sadalia King


Legislative Aide at California State Senate

Justin Knighten

Founding Member

Vice President at Lucas Public Affairs

Jason Law


Special Advisor for Foreign Investment and Affairs at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Alyssa Marks


Clinical Finance Manager at University of Colorado Denver

Luis Montes


Director of Constituent Affairs at the Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Lena Oselsky


Senior Accountant at Blue Diamond Growers

Adrian Rehn


Project Associate at Valley Vision

Jacqui Sjol


Teacher at Natomas Charter School – Star Academy

Randy Tarnowski


Research Associate at School-to-School International

Nathan Ulsh


Executive Director at Franklin Boulevard Business Association

John Wenger


Legislative Advocate at Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates

Creston Whiting-Casey


Daily File Manager at California State Assembly

Blake Williams


Business Development & Digital Marketing Associate at Blanket Marketing

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