Our Team

As a non-profit community organization, INFORUM benefits from the incredible work and effort of many amazing people in the INFORUM community and the Commonwealth Club of California – including staff, volunteers, board members, donors, speakers, partners, attendees, and members.

They help us bring inspired conversations to the Bay Area.


Marisa levine

INFORUM Director

Marisa joined INFORUM as Director in December 2015. She brings big goals, a bigger laugh, and a penchant for matchmaking people and ideas to the INFORUM team--friends and strangers alike know her as a connector. She’s excited to push the envelope with thought-provoking events on the INFORUM stage and to continue building the incredible INFORUM community. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, educated and frozen in Boston at Northeastern University, and may never leave the Bay Area’s perfect running (and eating and drinking) climate.  

Email Marisa at  mlevine[at]commonwealthclub.org

Ella Arnold

Programs Manager

Prior to joining INFORUM in 2015, Ella worked in politics for several years, managing all political operations for top Bay Area donors and developing and executing social media strategies for a variety of political campaigns and causes. Ella holds a B.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetorical and Political Communication from San Francisco State University.

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Email ELLA at     EARNOLD[at]commonwealthclub.org


Courtland Alves, President
Director of Student Outcomes, Bloc 

Nicole Chiu-Wang, Secretary
Co-Founder, COO, and VP of Legal, Boon+Gable

Eva Frye
Brand and Messaging Strategy

Austin Heap
Founder and CEO, Potbox Inc.

Libby Leffler
Vice President, Membership, SoFi

Anjali Menon
Vice President, Retail Operations, IfOnly

Tom Nguyen
Principal, Product Management, Adobe

Savannah Peterson
Founder and Chief Unicorn, Savvy Millennial

Melissa Roxas
Vice President, Inner Circle Labs

Kimberly Stoddard
Media & Content Strategist, BOCA Communications

Kimberly Twombly-Wu, Vice President
VP Wealth Management. UBS Financial Services


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