Featured Consultants

  • Meet Seeder Jessica Espinoza

    Senior Associate, Special Projects, DEI Capacity Builder, Development; at NRDC- Los Angeles

    Career Update:
    I have recently been appointed to help design and implement DEI initiatives for the NRDC Development Department. For several years now, we as an organization and the Environmental community, have been working to create a more diverse and inclusive community. I am excited for this opportunity to be a part of this important and LONG OVERDUE work, especially around diversifying fundraising and will be dedicating about 40% of my total time to this work.

    What motivates you?
    I would say my main motivator is being part of a great team and the ability to work towards making our community/world more equitable and sustainable for all. I have had the privilege to work with some amazing, talented individuals and I am constantly inspired by their tenacity, creativity, and passion. Environmental work is a “team sport” and we need everyone to participate to push this forward.

    What is your favorite thing about Seed?
    The awesome people! When I first moved to LA, getting involved with Seed was one of the best decisions I could have made. I have been able to build a strong network of amazing individuals that I can also call friends.

    How would you descibre your “personal swag”?
    I would say my personal swag is always being friendly and accepting of others, staying positive yet realistic/practical, and always willing to help and be there for my fellow seeders/community.

  • Meet Seeder Ben Lin

    Patent Litigation Attorney

    Career Update:
    I’m taking a brief break from the private practice of law to serve as a judicial cleark at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

    What motivates you?
    I’m a curious dude. I like to explore new ideas and wonder about new possibilities. I also believe in community and mentorship, so it is important to me to find some way to give back.

    What is your favorite thing about Seed?
    The people. I love the energy of this group
    and the collaborative effort to achieve a common goal.

    How would you descibre your “personal swag”?
    I think my swag is having a balanced
    and not taking things too seriously.

  • Meet Seeder Donal Sullivan

    Astronomy PhD Student

    Career Update:
    Working towards obtaining my PhD in Astronomy at Caltech. I am studying the gas dynamics involved in how galaxies form and evolve. I spend roughly half my time building astronomical instruments, and the other half using them!

    What motivates you?
    A passion for space exploration and a drive to make the biggest contribution possible with the (astronomically tiny) amount of time we have.

    What is your favorite thing about Seed?
    The Seeders! Some of my best friends are people I
    have met or worked with through Seed. It is an incredible community to be a part of.

    How would you describe your “personal swag”?
    Definitely nerdy. No escaping that this late
    in the game.

  • Meet Seeder Wajeeha Shakeel


    Career Update:
    I help small to mid-size businesses obtain financing through specialized programs. My work requires a lot of financial and economic analysis to help borrowers grow their businesses.

    What motivates you?
    Each one of us has unique qualities and characteristics that have the power to change our world. I feel it is my responsibility to continue to push myself to grow so that I may be of service and leave my mark.

    What is your favorite thing about Seed?
    The amazing, motivated and driven individuals I
    get to work with and grow/learn from. Also the unique projects and being able to see the
    difference our work makes for our clients.

    How would you describe your “personal swag”?
    Sarcasm isn’t an attitude, it’s an art.

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Consultants engage in a project cycle where they are put in teams to serve their client, led by a seasoned project manager. There are two 10-week project cycles per year, in Spring and Fall, and one 4-week project cycle each Summer.

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