Meet Emily Marostica & Aaron Weissman, Newest VCCF Staff
We would like to welcome our newest VCCF staff members, Emily Marostica and Aaron Weissman!
Emily Marostica, Scholarship Coordinator
Emily Marostica is the Scholarship Coordinator at the Ventura County Community Foundation. Born and raised in the City of Ventura, Emily is passionate about serving and growing the community that she resides in.
Emily shares a love for nonprofit organizations. She has spent her life volunteering and working for nonprofits in various capacities. Before coming to VCCF in January 2023, she started her career at the YMCA in 2016 working in Childcare and Youth Sports, then moved to Interface Children & Family Services in 2020 working with the 211 department as a Resource Specialist, and later serving as the 211Ride Transportation Coordinator. She has volunteered for organizations including Give an Hour, Gold Coast R.A.D., the Channel Islands YMCA and more.
She received an associate degree in administration of justice from Ventura College, and later moved on to attend Arizona State University, completing her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with loved ones, and listening to live music. Emily is excited to be working for VCCF to continue her lifelong goal of supporting Ventura County, and helping others achieve great things.
Aaron Weissman, Database Manager
Aaron Weissman is the Database Manager for the Ventura County Community Foundation. Aaron was born in Woodland Hills but has lived in Ventura since he was a toddler, so he considers it his hometown. Aaron graduated with a B.A. in psychology from California State University, Channel Islands in 2019. During his time at CSUCI, he helped coordinate events with PSI CHI, and served as treasurer for a year. He has some previous community-oriented experience working at Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation through an internship program, as well as teaching college preparation at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility.
Before joining VCCF, Aaron worked at Calavo for 3 years, and it was during this time that he decided to go all-in on learning about data. After he resigned from his position at Calavo, Aaron left with a strong understanding that a well-maintained database can provide endless potential. He wanted to leverage that understanding and experience into something more purpose-driven, and thus gladly accepted the job offer extended by VCCF.
From traveling at a young age to local sports meets, to his love of hiking, Aaron has seen most parts of Ventura County. He grew to appreciate the natural beauty and lively culture each city has to offer, and hopes to give back the county through this position. In his free time he likes to create art, take walks, or enjoy a night in. Aaron has always been driven to innovate, and he hopes to bring that enthusiasm to the team at VCCF.