Camila Baum: Empowering BIPOC Creatives

For Immediate Release

Welcome to the Board: Medical Social Worker, Camila Baum

Oakland, CA – Oakland-based non-profit organization, BRIDGEGOOD, is pleased to announce the appointment of Camila Baum as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Baum brings over a decade of experience as a Medical Social Worker, with a focus on healthcare policy, patient advocacy, racial and economic justice. Currently, Baum works as a Case Management Social Worker at the Alameda Health System and as a Medical Social Worker II in various departments at Kaiser Permanente.

As a key member of BRIDGEGOOD’s Board of Directors, Baum’s expertise and unique perspective will contribute to the organization’s efforts to empower underrepresented students and job seekers of color. She will work to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and neighborhoods, including those facing unique challenges, have a voice and representation in the organization’s programs and initiatives.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Camila Baum to our Board of Directors,” said Shaun Tai, Co-Founder and Executive Director at BRIDGEGOOD. “Her dedication to healthcare and patient advocacy aligns perfectly with our mission to empower underrepresented communities. With Camila’s extensive experience, we look forward to making a positive impact on design students and job seekers of color.”

BRIDGEGOOD’s commitment to empowering underrepresented communities through design and technology has never been more important. Baum’s appointment to the Board of Directors is a testament to the organization’s continued efforts to expand its reach and impact on the communities it serves. With Baum’s unique perspective and passion, BRIDGEGOOD will continue to provide critical support to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Creatives, creating pathways to success and opportunity.


Founded July 2009, BRIDGEGOOD provides equitable tech access, design opportunities, and professional resources to job seekers. They aim to train 40,000 student Designers by 2030 — with a focus on User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Product Design, and Visual Design careers. BRIDGEGOOD Community Studio is located at 95 Washington Street, a waterfront facility situated in Oakland’s iconic Jack London Square.

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