2016 40 Under 40: Trish Fontanilla

Trisha Fontanilla

Trisha FontanillaTrish Fontanilla 31, Director of Customer Experience Freight Farms; Keynote Speaker, Boston

What I really do: “I’m a serial community builder who loves to bring people together through events and experiences, whether that’s getting startup thought leaders to a rock climbing meetup or running a free conference on customer delight for CEOs.”

Speaks on: A variety of topics including building community, authenticity, event networking and navigating the startup world. She has emceed Asian American Women in Leadership Conference, presented at numerous Startup Institute events and was a panelist at Harvard Business School’s New Venture Program Panel Discussion.

On giving back: Freight Farms are innovative, self-contained farms in repurposed shipping containers that can be dropped anywhere in need of fresh food. For CSR projects, she urges companies to partner with her team to provide farm access to underserved communities.