Connie King leads communications for EarthRise and is a member of the IONS communications team. Integrating content and design to give voice to programs, events, and the organization, she uses her love of words and graphics as symbols to convey messaging with clarity and simplicity. Her role involves writing, design, photography, project management, and client relations via print, online media, and personal outreach. Connie’s background includes many years on staff and consulting with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, running her own design and marketing business, working in the arts with at-risk youth, and community organization. She graduated from San Jose State University with studies in its Tutorials in Letters and Science honors program and New College, curriculums that focused on the foundational thinkers throughout history and required community service (hers was as a VISTA Volunteer in Eastern Kentucky). She has been studying and practicing the ways of indigenous cultures, Chinese medicine, meditation, goddess cultures, and wholistic health since the '70s, and has had the good fortune to work with leaders in these fields.