Senior Development Manager
Genevieve was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of sunny Southern California. She has nearly 9 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, including corporate and foundation fundraising, individual giving, program implementation, and special events management. Prior to BikeLA, Genevieve held positions at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Ramona Convent Secondary School, and Youth Policy Institute. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences and holds a Masters in Business Administration, specializing in Nonprofit Management from the University of La Verne. Genevieve loves to connect to strengthen the power of community. She is excited to join the BikeLA team to improve the quality of life for Angelenos and create a more equitable socially just transportation system. For fun, Genevieve enjoys working out, playing with her furbaby Rambo, and dining out with friends.
MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH DOURIDAS
Local Advocacy Coordinator
Margaret Shuttleworth Douridas came to BikeLA after working as a journalist covering Los Angeles’ government. She is driven by her unshakeable love of LA, where she moved after spending the first 24 years of her life in Florida, New
York and, briefly, Santiago, Chile. She spends her time biking around LA, with a particular enthusiasm for using her e-bike to explore LA’s hills. She also enjoys going to estate sales, gardening, hiking, and marveling at trees!
A Seattle native, Graham developed a strong connection to bicycles as a way to safely experience the outdoors during the global pandemic. Since then, he embarked on a cross-country bikepacking trip, participated in numerous city bike groups, and worked as a bicycle mechanic here in Los Angeles. Graham studied psychology at Pitzer College, and brings a background in non-profit development from his time supporting events and outreach at The Special Olympics. Graham is driven to advocate for equitable access to the bicycle as a tool for healthy exercise, community transformation, and environmental stewardship for all Angelenos.
Hennessey is a Los Angeles native who grew up in the city and attended school locally. She has been an enthusiastic and curious learner throughout her academic journey and is eager to expand her knowledge and experiences. Hennessey is pursuing a degree in Public Health at California State University, Fullerton, and is particularly drawn to the field's potential to impact society positively. Her interest lies in the nonprofit sector, where she hopes to leverage her skills and expertise to benefit the biking community. She is excited to promote and encourage safe bike riding around her community!
ELI AKIRA KAUFMAN
Eli Akira Kaufman has been a bike commuter since elementary school, and always prefers to get to know the place he lives on two wheels. He has over a decade of leadership experience with stints as a chief communicator and program lead at Film Independent, GOOD, and River LA. Most recently, he worked at Swell Creative Group where he helped produce a successful campaign to pass Measure W, LA County’s Safe, Clean Water Program. Eli earned his MFA at UCLA’s School of Film, Television and Digital Media with a concentration in Directing, and has a BA from Oberlin College where he played four years of Varsity Lacrosse. He is a founding parent of the IKAR Early Childhood Center Garden, and coaches his son’s AYSO soccer team – Go Silver Eagles! His ideal weekend in Los Angeles involves being outside as much as possible in a kayak, working in his garden, and of course on his bike with family and friends. Eli is excited to join the BikeLA team to create a more bikeable and people-centric city.
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