Ms. Brown first joined Kirby in 2010 as an administrative assistant, providing support to both Admissions and Development. She also led Kirby’s marketing team and website redesign in 2012. For three years Ms. Brown left Kirby to serve as Grants Administrator for the Firelight Foundation, a Santa Cruz-based charity that provides small grants to grassroots organizations in Africa. During her time at Firelight she managed the foundation’s grantmaking processes and database development. Ms. Brown returned to Kirby in 2015 to support Head of School Christy Hutton as her Executive Assistant.