Director of Communications
Roshin Mathew (she/her) is an energetic and engaging storyteller with years of experience leading fundraising, organizing, marketing, and advocacy campaigns. At WDN she oversees all aspects of strategic communications. This includes creative direction, messaging, marketing, digital outreach, and media relations.
She came to WDN from the California Community Foundation (CCF). At one of the nation’s largest and oldest community foundations, Roshin developed and implemented strategies to increase awareness of the foundation’s commitment to bring about systemic change that improves lives of underserved communities in Los Angeles County.
Prior to moving to California, Roshin worked in Washington, D.C. as Communications Director of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP). There she helped position VPP as a leader in taking the venture capital model of investing to build strong nonprofits and strategic networks that measurably improve the lives of young people throughout Washington, D.C.
Roshin has worked at the Service Employees International Union, Occidental College, and the Center for Community Change. Her experiences include working as a campaign communicator and speechwriter for a variety of social and economic justice causes.
Roshin began her career as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow. As a fellow, she gained field and policy experiences to advocate for social justice, reduce poverty, and improve food security.
She is a graduate of Reed College, where she studied political science and received her master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Information.