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Reena De Asis

Senior Manager, Government Partnerships & Policy

Reena manages the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) program and connects social enterprises to the workforce system, supportive services, and employers, thereby creating an integrated system that allows all partners to bring their expertise and resources to the table. LA:RISE is a transitional job training program and innovative partnership that unites the City and County of Los Angeles to help people with high employment barriers get jobs, stay employed, and build a better life. As the Senior Manager, Government Partnerships & Policy, she is responsible for fostering existing partnerships and forming new relationships with local government, businesses, philanthropy, and nonprofits.

Prior to REDF, Reena was the Executive Director of Dress for Success Worldwide-West, an international nonprofit focused on empowering women to achieve economic independence, and Director of Marketing for Causecast, a B Corp that helps companies build highly engaged workplaces through employee philanthropy solutions. With a passion for social impact work, she joined REDF to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

Reena studied Communications: Public Relations with a minor in Human Services at California State University, Fullerton, graduating cum laude. She is a leadership L.A. fellow with the Southern California Leadership Network and has a certificate in nonprofit organizational leadership from CSUF. In her free time, you can find Reena serving on the leadership council of Downtown Women’s Center, frolicking in nature, promoting a plant-based lifestyle, or immersed in Los Angeles’ vibrant live music scene.