Keiva Hummel is the Civic Engagement Program Director for the National Civic League and works in the following areas: the SolSmart solar designation program through the U.S. Department of Energy, securing applicants for the Robert Wood Johnson health equity award and Pforzheimer-NCL Fellowship, and additional civic assistance programs for The League. She also serves the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) as their Communications Coordinator and for the last six years has worked in several areas, including: to manage communications and conduct monthly webinars on engagement best practices, connect and network individuals working in the civic engagement and participatory democracy field, research on pioneering civic engagement practices and technology tools, and coordinated the last two National Conferences on Dialogue & Deliberation.
In addition to this, she worked with the Public Dialogue Consortium in the California Bay Area over the last six years as a trained dialogue facilitator and civic engagement consultant. In this work, she collaborated with local governments and their communities to develop various city plans (Strategic, Vision, and General) for three major cities in the Bay Area, that reflected the needs of the communities. As part of these efforts, she interviewed community members with a focus on equity and inclusivity, ensuring that voices from traditionally marginalized groups were represented. She facilitated table conversations, gathered anecdotal experiences, and collaborated on final reports to the cities.
She graduated from San Francisco State University with honors and a B.A. in Communication Studies, Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice studies, and with a Certificate in Conflict Resolution with an international emphasis. She was born and raised in the California Bay Area and has been living in the Mile High City for the last two years.