Nick EdwardsFounder and Executive Director, Hacking 4 Justice
Nick Edwards, since studying video games in college (as an interdisciplinary major, not a joke) and serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Nick Edwards has worked on each campaign cycle since 2012, serving leaders like Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kim Foxx in a variety of roles, from organizing and operations to comms and speechwriting to data and digital.
Raven HollinsCo-Founder at Triptych Strategies
Raven Hollins currently serves as Co-Founder and Event Programmer for Triptych Strategies. During the Pete for America campaign, she built the grassroots investment program – raising over $2 million from 16,183 contributions and 38% being first time donors – redefining the standard of grassroots fundraising, including co-leading the first digital grassroots fundraising events. She also led efforts to expand the reach of the campaign to underserved communities. For the final two months, she acted as the Texas State Deputy Director where she played a key role in setting the full state strategy for Super Tuesday. Prior to PFA, Raven worked as a distributed organizer for the Beto for Senate campaign and The Real Justice PAC, which focused on criminal justice reform. She began her career working in Finance and majored in Nutrition at Texas State University. One of Raven’s favorite excerpts is from the 2016 Black Panther Party exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California which stated, “Culture Moves The Message Forward.” She believes the joining of culture with strategic action has the power to reform our structures of government to serve the people, all people.
Gabriella LanderosCommunications Consultant
Gabriella Landeros is a Communications Consultant for the 310,000-member California Teachers Association, which is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Southern California, focusing on economic justice issues. Additionally, she was one of the first two women to be appointed to her hometown's (South El Monte, CA) Planning Commission since the city incorporated in 1958. In this role, Gabriella acted in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all matters pertaining to community development. She was also selected by her colleagues to serve as the Vice-Chairperson, making her the first woman to ever hold a leadership position on this Commission. Gabriella was an Obama administration appointee where she served as Press Assistant at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this capacity, she created a process to report daily activities to the White House and created bilingual media content for the Secretary’s “Open for Business” agenda.
Stefan SmithDemocratic Consultant
Stefan Smith is a former historian and trained academic turned content creator and digital strategist. He is interested in story as a vehicle for progressive values + political action, especially in marginalized or exploited communities of color.
Carli StevensonCommunications, Organizing and Campaign Management Consultant
Carli Stevenson is a New England native living in Indianapolis. She is a former cake decorator and grocery worker who became a union organizer after seeing the ways she and her co-workers were mistreated because they didn't have a voice on the job. Through her work in the labor movement, she got involved in communications and then politics, working for two-state Democratic parties, and what she is most proud of: serving as a senior state staffer for Bernie 2016 and Bernie 2020.
Linh NguyenExecutive Director, RUN AAPI
Linh Nguyen specializes in building outreach strategies to reach communities of color, Asian-Americans, students, and millennial voters. Since November 2018, she managed two special elections in Houston, winning both that sent two Latina community leaders to the Texas state capitol, before jumping into the 2020 presidential primary with Sen. Cory Booker and Mike Bloomberg. Linh most recently launched a super PAC, Pac that Ass (it's a real thing!): a rapid response incubator for politics, comedy, and culture that speaks to young Black & Brown voters. Linh has recently made Houston, Texas, her home and enjoys no longer living on the road.
Nina SmithSenior Communications Strategist, President at PoliSol Public Affairs, Inc.
Nina Smith has represented top officials locally, state, and national levels. She served as traveling press secretary for Pete Buttigieg's campaign for president, deputy press secretary in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and has worked as a publicist for TheRoot.com. Nina also served as press secretary for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services under Ranking Committee Member Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). She spent four years working in Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's communications shop and later served as chief spokeswoman during his second term.
Claire SalzmanDigital Director, JB for Governor
Claire Salzman is an experienced digital strategist and content creator who has used her broad range of skills to help elect candidates and support causes that make a difference. Claire has served as the digital director for Gary Peters for US Senate, digital director for the Ohio Democratic Party, and digital director for the Missouri Democratic Party.
Kunoor OjhaIndependent Consultant, Chief of Staff at Green New Deal Network
Kunoor Ojha has served as the States Organizing Director for the Elizabeth Warren Campaign, where she oversaw grassroots leadership development, direct voter contact, and community organizing programs across the nation. Kunoor has also served as the Families Belong Together Distributed Action Director and the National Domestic Workers Alliance and as an associate organizing director for the Indivisible Project.
Kathrina AbrotFundraising and Campaign Strategy, Winning Margins
Kathrina Abrot Kathrina Abrot provides fundraising and strategic campaign services to political candidates, PACs, nonprofits, and corporations. Kathrina has run successful campaigns to elect political candidates, managed Independent Expenditures throughout California, most notably with the LA Labor Federation, California Labor Federation, Unite Here in Arizona, and helped pass sweeping legislation through issue advocacy work at Airbnb.