I nominate Michelle Lai for RPGF.
She was a critical member of the original Zcash Open Major Grants committee, which provides funding for development of privacy preserving projects in and adjacent to the Zcash ecosystem. Without her involvement, it’s unclear whether the committee would have been successful.
She also co-organized multiple privacy-centric events at ETH Denver 2023, including the Universal Privacy Alliance summit and the “Privacy Is Normal” mega-session Saturday night on the main stage at ETH Denver.
Like many privacy warriors, her work is largely a labor of love, so I encourage Namada to recognize her work with retroactive funding.