Annabelle Sibthorpe graduated from UC Berkeley with her Bachelors of Arts in U.S. History with a concentration in Race Relations. Driven by her passion to increase access to education and resources, Annabelle has worked at numerous nonprofits that align with her personal mission. She joined Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in 2012 as the Programs Assistant, where she planned and coordinated free public events for the Bay Area community. In 2013 she joined Project Access, a nonprofit that provides services to people living in affordable housing. As a Service Coordinator in Oakland, Annabelle directly worked with residents living in the affordable housing communities to provide resources and workshops that fit each community’s unique needs. She also served as the Data Manager for the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, a day-time shelter for women and their children. Here she worked with case managers to accurately track all services and participation at the Center, and report quarterly outcomes to the City of Berkeley and Alameda County.
In 2015, Annabelle was promoted to Regional Manager for Project Access where she oversaw the service contracts of 17 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Francisco Counties. Driven by her passion for equity in housing, Annabelle transitioned to Oakland Housing Authority in 2019. She now oversees the Authority’s Civic Engagement and Resident Leadership initiatives where she provides community engagement and networking opportunities for OHA residents.