Calliope Desenberg

Director of Development

Calliope Desenberg (she/her) oversees all of Foodwise’s fundraising activities and fund development strategy. Having grown up cultivating her family’s food forest to provide produce to their local farmers market, she has a deep appreciation for the importance of local food ecosystems. Calliope has worked in various programmatic, development, and operations roles across nonprofits for the last decade, most recently as the Director of Technology at uAspire, a college access nonprofit. She earned her MBA in Business Analytics from Babson College and her BA in Social Justice & Social Policy from Brandeis University. Outside of work, you can find Calliope crafting and sampling fun new ice cream flavors and hiking the hills of the East Bay.