Daniel ZarazuaUniversity of Texas at Austin, Senior Academic AdvisorMore
Daniel Zarazua is a higher education professional working on innovative best practices to improve academic advising practices across the University of Texas at Austin. Originally from El Paso, TX, Daniel came to Austin, TX immediately for his undergraduate education at UT Austin, focusing on government and sociology in the hopes of practicing law. However, after having the privilege being a teacher assistant at a high school in East Austin, he quickly realized the importance of education equity for all no matter what zip code one resided. Daniel graduated from UT Austin and moved to Las Vegas, NV to serve two years with Teach For America where he was a 5th grade teacher in an area that was high in need of teachers. In addition to teaching, Daniel received his M.Ed focusing on Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While teaching, Daniel quickly realized the importance of college access and the partnership between K-12 and Higher Education institutions. Daniel moved back to Austin, TX where he is currently an academic advisor for the Student Success Initiatives Office within the Enrollment Management Division. In this role, he has helped implement the first ever two-way text communication platform between students and academic advisors, as well as created academic degree maps for every major in every college to assist students in planning out a timely 4-year graduation. In addition, Daniel is currently President-Elect for UT Austin’s Academic Counselor Association where he will have the opportunity to lead over 400 academic advisors across the university in a new era of learning academic advising practices within the next year.
In his free time, Daniel volunteers with Young Men’s Business League of Austin, the city’s oldest social and service men’s organization, where he is currently Programs Co-Chair managing volunteers and activities for kids participating in Austin Sunshine Camps. Daniel is also a volunteer with Teach For America Austin Alumni Association, where he has been a Board Member for 3 years, and has assisted in creating TFA’s first ever Alumni Region in the nation in order to engage alumni out of their corps years. When not volunteering around the city of Austin, Daniel enjoys being active, reading, exploring Austin’s booming restaurant scene, and watching movies.
Ashley ChengRouser, Co-FounderMore
Ashley has the unique ability to create lasting and meaningful connections – between ideas and objectives, clients and audiences and, most importantly, people and purpose. She has dedicated more than a decade to cultivating an expertise in communications and digital strategy for food and beverage, health and wellness and cause-based campaigns. Responding to the changing political climate, Ashley recently co-founded Rouser, a progressive media company inspiring Texans to engage in civic action.
Ashley began her career on the East Coast, working for international PR agencies in New York and Boston. In 2012, Ashley returned to her hometown of Austin to launch her own communications consultancy specializing in integrated marketing, event planning, project management, media relations, strategic messaging, and content development across multiple platforms. Ashley is passionate about telling stories that matter and uses her global experience to produce compelling content that will empower the local businesses, causes and candidates she has grown to love.
Throughout her career, she has traveled across the country for a variety of client activations, including throwing pop-up dance parties featuring Richard Simmons to unite tired mamas; hosting a Thanksgiving feast in Rockefeller Center with Martha Stewart bringing awareness to childhood hunger; transporting a 1,000-square-foot cranberry bog to Disney World’s Epcot Center to highlight farmers and agricultural education; and unveiling a 12 foot “ball of trash” at the State Capital to highlight the Don’t Mess with Texas anti-litter campaign.
Ashley is the former co-owner of SPUN Ice Cream, a local establishment with three locations in Austin. As someone involved in the food industry nearly all her life, Ashley is dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and currently serves as the Texas policy liaison and vice president of the board for Slow Food Austin.
In addition, Ashley has taught yoga and meditation since 2011 and co-developed Austin School of Yoga’s 200-hour certified teacher training program. She offers a holistic approach to reach her clients’ goals through her yoga therapy practice, with specialties in treatment for chronic pain, anxiety and depression. She also volunteers on the fundraising committee for the Asian Family Support Services of Austin and with patient and family support for Hospice Austin.
Ashley graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Communications. She lives in Austin with her husband and faithful activist pup, Eleanor Roooosevelt.Less
Ashley JuraskaThe SAFE Alliance, Senior Director of Data, Evaluation, and ITMore
Ashley Juraska is the Senior Director of Data, Evaluation and Information Technology at The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. In this role, Ashley supervises the design, development, and maintenance of the agency’s client databases and IT systems and she supports SAFE’s internal evaluation work. Ashley believes that when combined with a focus on equity, data, evaluation, and technology can be tools that empower and connect individuals and communities; without that lens the same tools are often used to divide and oppress.
Ashley holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. She first became involved in public service in high school as a Congressional Page in the US House of Representatives and continued to work around the country and world, teaching Pre-Kindergarten on the Navajo Reservation, supporting women’s empowerment in humanitarian settings in West Africa and East Africa, increasing access to low cost family planning services in Texas, and conducting research on access to sexual assault services on Native American land. Ashley completed Leadership Austin’s Emerge program in 2018 and was a skater, Accounting Manager and Business Development Manager for Texas Roller Derby (TXRD) from 2013 to 2016. She loves registering voters and block walking and in her spare time she enjoys reading and walking her dogs.Less
Briona JenkinsOut Youth, Development CoordinatorMore
I’m Briona (or just Bri to everyone I meet). I am a daughter, (adoptive) sister, godmother, and aunt. I am also a bookworm, life-long learner, activist, singer, podcast lover and home chef. A Connecticut girl born and raised but I was raised by southerners. My life has not been perfect, but it has been beautiful.
Born and raised in Hamden, CT, a suburb of the city of New Haven with a population of 60,960 in the 2010 census. Hamden is the town of Hamden ranked #53 on the of "America's best small cities" in 2012. I grew up with two loving parents until my mom passed in 2006 from cancer. I attended a liberal arts college and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work. I later when on to work with adults and children with developmental disabilities, which lead me to working at a school for children who have autism. After that career I went to work with families experiencing homelessness, helping them to find an affordable place to live.
I moved to Austin, TX at the end of May 2016 and I have been living the most beautiful, genuine life that I can imagine. Since moving here I have continued to work in nonprofits, joined two nonprofit boards, and became more immersed in the LGBTQIA+ community after coming out.Less
Brittany McAllisterAmerican Nutrition Association, Advocacy ManagerMore
Brittany Dawn McAllister is a health policy professional with more than a decade of experience in policy analysis and electoral and issue campaigns. Currently serving as the Advocacy Manager for the American Nutrition Association, Brittany advocates for a healthier America through improved nutrition and increased access to health care. In this role, she works with states across the country to pass and implement more equitable nutrition workforce laws.
Prior to her current position, she worked at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in a similar role, at George Washington University, conducting health services research focusing on Federally Qualified Health Centers, at the Sierra Club, organizing to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline, and on two congressional campaigns.
She also holds an adjunct position at Central Washington University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in Health Policy and Systems and Cultural Competence in Public Health.
In 2017, in response to the devastation Hurricane Harvey reaped upon her hometown and surrounding rural areas, Brittany founded Southeast Texas Strong, a non-profit dedicated at granting supplemental financial assistance to affected individuals and families. The organization donated over $13,000 to low-income families who lost their home in the storm.
Her approach to policy and advocacy is shaped by her experience growing up in poverty in an area with inadequate health care facilities. She began a career in health policy to reduce the burden that poverty, rural location, and other socioeconomic factors have on health.
Brittany earned a BS in Political Communication Studies and an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University. A native of Kountze, Texas and a first-generation college student, she is a 2007 recipient of the Terry Foundation scholarship.Less
Denise Del AguilaIDEA Public Schools, Director of College SuccessMore
Denise Del Aguila serves as the Director of College Success for IDEA Public Schools, supporting and managing college access strategies for students in Austin and San Antonio. She began her career as a high school English teacher, and has experience in public and charter school systems, as well as the education non-profit sector; in her most recent role she served as the Director of Alumni Engagement with Teach For America. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of New Mexico, and her Masters in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with her research focusing on holistic family engagement for secondary students. Outside of her work, she is an active member of the Junior League of Austin, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving communities through action. In addition to her volunteer work, her interests include baking, reading, and exploring the Austin-area, her home since the Fall of 2018. Denise is a proud New Mexican, and looks forward to fully engaging with her other NLC fellows and continuing her impact.Less
Diana GomezLone Star Victims Advocacy Project, Central Texas CoordinatorMore
Diana Gomez was raised in Kyle, Texas but eventually moved to “the big city” to become the first in her extended family to attend college at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a degree in Mexican-American Studies, was named a McNair Scholar, and was a student activist on campus. Upon graduating, Diana joined AmeriCorps and worked at the non-profit, College Forward as a Senior Coach working with high school seniors at Manor High School and Crockett High School to become the first in their families to attend college. While at College Forward, Diana also specialized in advising undocumented students and Spanish-speaking parents through the college application process.
After finishing her two terms of service, she moved to Colombia to continue teaching high school students and was later awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil where she taught English and Ethnic Studies courses at the Universidade Federal de Lavras and Universidade Estadual Paulista - Assis. Upon returning to the United States, Diana transitioned into the legal field as an Unaccompanied Children’s Legal Services Specialist, working at the U.S./Mexico border to give “Know Your Rights” trainings and conduct legal intakes of undocumented immigrant children being held in detention centers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Currently, she works at Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project as the Central Texas Coordinator where she provides free legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in rural areas of Texas.
In her spare time, Diana loves to write and perform poetry. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered at Resistencia Bookstore (Casa de Red Salmon Arts), the longest running Chicanx/Latinx/Native American-based cultural arts organization in Austin.Less
The adage “to whom much is given, much is expected and required,” is not merely a mantra, but a way of life for Ekua Assabill. Ekua is an attorney licensed in the State of Texas for the past 11 years. She has spent 9 of those years serving the citizens of the State of Texas as a prosecutor in East and Central Texas. In doing so, she has had experience prosecuting in both rural communities and urban cities. She has a passion for a seeking justice on behalf of those who are overlooked by society. Currently, she is employed as an Assistant Attorney General with the Criminal Prosecution Division of the Office of the Attorney General. In that role, she travels Statewide assisting smaller jurisdictions with child abuse and domestic violence prosecutions.
When she is not traveling Statewide on behalf of the State of Texas, Ekua is active with her local Junior League Chapter – Junior League of Austin, where she is a member of the Transfer Class. This position provides her with an opportunity to directly impact the lives of children in the Austin-Area. Ekua is a 2004 graduate of Spelman College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. She went on to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center – Louisiana State University, where she earned her Juris Doctor and a Bachelors of Civil Law in 2007. She has been licensed with the Texas Bar since 2007.
Emily GrayBrodie Animal Hospital, Veterinary TechnicianMore
Emily Gray is dedicated to service, a value instilled in her from a young age by her mother. She engages with her community in diverse ways, from building bicycles for those in need through the Yellow Bike Project to nursing injured bats with the Austin Bat Rescue - the common thread being that she surrounds herself with people she can learn from.
Emily discovered her penchant for eliminating barriers to healthcare while witnessing firsthand the 2013 Wendy Davis filibuster of the Texas abortion bill SB 5 and the impassioned response of those around her. Since that experience she has organized around a variety of issues, including reproductive justice, prison reform, harm reduction, and access to healthcare for stigmatized groups. Emily is adamant that everyone - from transgender patients to drug users to sex workers to pregnant teens - must be believed, validated, and compassionately introduced to the full range of healthcare options. Her activism is centered on the belief that community engagement and education for patients, doctors, and policy makers can best address the fundamental need for education-based reform in the healthcare system. She also believes that positive change should be driven by - and resources should be turned over to - those who are most vulnerable to structural harm.
Born and raised in the Maryland suburbs outside Washington, D.C., Emily moved to Texas in 2008 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in entomology and wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware. She currently lives in East Austin and works as both a Veterinary Technician and Van Coordinator for a local harm reduction-based outreach team. She is associated with a number of groups including the National Organization for Women, the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, and the Free Rodney Reed campaign. Outside of her activism, Emily enjoys cycling, powerlifting, crafting, and spending time with her cat.Less
Hanna MitchellNextGen AmericaMore
Hanna Mitchell is an organizer and campaigner with a passion for environmental justice. She started organizing after attending a summer training program with the Sierra Student Coalition when she was seventeen and hasn’t stopped since. Originally from Maine, Hanna earned her B.A. in Environmental & Urban Studies from Bard College in New York, focusing on Environmental Policy.
A 2014 fellowship with the New Organizing Institute placed her in Charlotte, North Carolina where she found herself in the thick of rapid response advocacy to the Dan River coal ash disaster with Greenpeace and local grassroots groups. For three years, she continued to work as an organizer with Greenpeace in NC to improve access to cleaner and cheaper energy options and support the intersecting movement for environmental and social justice. During this time, she co-created and ran a 100% renewable energy initiative for public schools--and met her husband with whom she moved to Austin in the summer of 2017.
In her current role, Hanna coordinates digital advocacy opportunities to mobilize voters and activists. She also enjoys volunteering with local Austin groups to advocate for workers’ and immigrant rights and served on the outreach committee for WorkStrong Austin’s Paid Sick Days campaign.
When she’s not organizing, Hanna can be found salsa dancing, cooking up food to share with friends, or running on an Austin greenbelt.
Mandy McClendonCity of Austin, Senior Public Information SpecialistMore
Concisely communicating complex policy-related issues is at the heart of the communications efforts Mandy McClendon has led. Her background in both public relations and policy fostered a sincere passion for public engagement surrounding issues that matter. Creating community engagement plans for transportation projects, writing about college savings accounts for Texas students, and studying the ways in which Austin anchor institutions can collaborate to solve community concerns are only a few projects Mandy has recently tackled.
Mandy is currently employed as a Senior Public Information Officer with the City of Austin, where she serves as a spokesperson for the 2016 Mobility Bond. She also manages all communications and community engagement strategy for development of five Corridor Mobility Plans and assists in leading engagement efforts for the full half-billion dollar program.
Previously, Mandy served as a PR and governmental affairs consultant for clients such as Google's Self-Driving Car Project; created social media and communications plans for the Center for Public Policy Priorities; helped shape social media and traditional media outreach for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and assisted with press strategy for Senator Mark Pryor. She also has a background in volunteering for political campaigns across the country, including serving as a poll station manager in eastern Ohio for Obama 2012’s Get Out the Vote efforts and as a Block Walk Captain for Beto O’Rourke.
Overall, whether earning front-page coverage in Texas’ largest newspapers or gaining thousands of new followers on social media, Mandy’s aim is the same: to make public policy accessible, relatable, and exciting for everyone.Less
Phoebe RomeroCLEAResult, Program ManagerMore
Phoebe Romero is a Program Manager at CLEAResult, where she helps organizations conserve energy, leading to financial savings, cleaner air and a more reliable power grid. She is passionate about sustainable development, and believes in the potential of policy and technology to mitigate anthropogenic impact on climate. Prior to her current role, she was an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow at Huston-Tillotson University, an HBCU focused on environmental justice initiatives. She has interned with non-profit organizations like the US Green Building Council - Central Texas Chapter and Environment Texas to advocate for green building, clean energy and water conservation. Before pursuing a career in environmental management, she worked in bilingual education and interned for human rights advocacy organizations like Amnesty International-Argentina and the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights. She has a BA in Political Science and Latin American studies from Brown University and a Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development from a dual graduate program with St. Edward’s University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest. Her latest educational pursuit is completing a free, online MBA program with the Smartly Institute, an innovative business education platform focused on providing convenient, accessible content to students around the world. Phoebe is a Mexican immigrant who grew up on both sides of the Texas Rio Grande Valley border and is passionate about making the world a more inclusive place. She enjoys discovering new places, cuddling with her dog and listening to true-crime podcasts.Less
Pooja SethiThe Law Offices of Pooja Sethi PLLC, CEOMore
Pooja Sethi, Esq. is an Immigration Attorney and Founder of the Law Offices of Pooja Sethi, PLLC; Asian American Quality of Life City Council Commissioner; Founder and President of the Immigration Nonprofit, Immigration For All; Founder and President of the Charity South Asian Austin Moms; Ambassador at the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce; and a selected “Leader with Heart” for the American Heart Association Policy Academy. She was also Mayor Adler’s Task Force to combat Racism and Systemic Inequities and wrote the Resolution in support of making Austin a Sanctuary City for the City of Austin Asian American Quality of Life Commission. Finally, Pooja enjoys being a selected member of Leadership Austin Class of 2019.
Pooja is an Attorney who not only takes on cases, but she advocates for each and every Immigrant in her Community. She has given free talks to the Community about the latest Immigration trends, she has taken on numerous pro bono Immigration cases including cases that affect women of domestic abuse and humanitarian cases, speaks on Immigration Policy at UT Austin, volunteered with American Gateways taking an asylum LGBT case, and has helped numerous women start their businesses and given them advice and talks around the country.Less
Sarah Miller-FellowsCase Western Reserve University, PhD CandidateMore
Sarah Miller-Fellows, MA, MPH is an an applied medical anthropologist and public health practitioner merging qualitative research with public health policy and advocacy work. As a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, she has recently completed a 2 year study of Amish responses to genetic disorders funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner Gren Foundation for her dissertation titled “Making Medicine Amish.” Her past research has studied the creation of culturally and structurally competent mental health services for Amish communities and the role of childhood treatment in preventing infertility following schistosomiasis infection. Previously, she was a graduate researcher at the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. At the Schubert Center, Sarah found a passion for merging academic work with public policy through her work child policy initiatives in Ohio and beyond. She worked on projects including child maltreatment, LGBTQ* parenting, and including adolescent development training in police reform efforts.
Sarah is a born and raised Austinite and is passionate about improving women and children’s health in Texas and creating more equitable, accessible, and inclusive healthcare for all. She received her undergraduate degree in French and Anthropology from Smith College as well as both graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She volunteers with Casa Marianella at Posada Esperanza, a refugee shelter for women and children survivors of domestic or cultural violence. She returned to her hometown of Austin after completing her dissertation research in 2018, where she lives with her husband, Spenser. Her children, Oliver and Charlotte, are her inspiration for advocating for a better world.Less
Sarah Ortiz ShieldsAustin Tech AllianceMore
Sarah is a program manager and problem solver with a background in software and tech. She works at Austin Tech Alliance, a non partisan non-profit that advocates for civic engagement in our tech community.
She was previously the Co-Captain of Open Austin, the local Code for America brigade. OA advocates for open government, open data and civic application development by hosting monthly meetups and a speaker series.
Sarah got involved with local government during the Wendy Davis campaign, where she acted as an Community Organizer. From there, she joined the City of Austin as a Design, Technology and Innovation Fellow where her team designed and developed a better building permitting process for residents. Sarah enjoys gardening, spending time with her dogs, and testing out recipes on friends.Less
Selena XieAustin/Travis County EMS, Clinical SpecialistMore
Selena Xie is fighting for the dignity of all emergency medical service workers through her position on the executive board of Austin Travis County EMS Employees Association, CWA Local 6914. She has fought for competitive wages, a safe work environment, and improvements to the lives of medics.
Originally from Dallas, TX, she moved to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College where she majored in Economics and Political Science. While at Amherst, she fought for working people's rights through Students for Corporate and Social Responsibility and Global Rights of Women. While in college, she lived in a Habitat for Humanity volunteer camp with locals to drive economic development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by gutting houses, providing residents with cleaning supplies, and fulfilling needs through other programs. She also studied at Trinity College in Dublin focusing on international development. Additionally, she taught as an eighth grade English teacher at Summerbridge, a program working to narrow the opportunity gap for under-resourced students.
She moved to Austin after college to work as an Americorps VISTA member at Texas Impact tracking disaster relief bills after Hurricane Harvey. She continued to work at Texas Impact on a suite of bills regulating the payday lending industry and with a coalition of organizations fighting for good food policy that ensures access to nutritious foods for all Texans all year round.
She decided to go back to direct service as a medic with Austin-Travis County EMS. She was immediately interested in union advocacy and has been active on their bargaining committee and on the executive board to improve the lives of medics. She has enhanced her medical practice with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is also a nurse at Dell Seton Medical Center's Surgical ICU.
Through her diverse set of experiences, she hopes to elevate the emergency medical services profession and show what excellent service EMS provides to the communityLess
Tara PohlmeyerProgress Texas, Communications AssociateMore
Tara Pohlmeyer, born and raised in Texas, is new to the activist world with a background in journalism. As a young progressive, Tara is passionate about empowering women of all backgrounds and supporting reproductive rights.
Tara joined the team at Progress Texas, a rapid response media and digital strategy nonprofit promoting progressive ideals, in 2018. As a communications associate, she focuses on media relations, content creation, and social media management, helping the team work on projects such as live election night broadcasts and Humans Against Ted Cruz.
Before Progress Texas, Tara worked as a digital journalist for local Texas newspapers and cultivated a love for social media, community engagement, and writing. She loves using these skills when promoting progressive ideals in her current role.
Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Tara graduated from Texas State University in May 2016 with a bachelor’s of science in electronic media. There, she served as station manager for KTSW-FM 89.9, the award-winning college radio station, as well as president of the Terry Scholars of Texas State University.
Tara lives in Austin, where she manages art rock band T Cecil in her spare time. She also enjoys supporting local music, gardening, and learning to cook.Less
Tychanika KimbroughHendler Flores Law, PLLC, Associate AttorneyMore
Tychanika J. “Tycha” Kimbrough is an advocate for justice and social change. Tycha is an Associate Attorney at Hendler Flores Law, an acclaimed plaintiff’s trial firm. Tycha’s practice areas include mesothelioma, wrongful death, and civil rights. As a licensed Texas attorney, Tycha is a fearless, knowledgeable, and passionate advocate who commits to going above and beyond to serve her clients.
Tycha obtained her Juris Doctor degree and Professional Certificates in Criminal Law and Family Law from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. Baylor Law is nationally recognized for its outstanding trial advocacy program. Tycha earned her Bachelor of Public Administration Degree, with high honors, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
While pursuing her law degree, Tycha interned for the Honorable Judge Hoffman at the 68th Judicial District Court, the Honorable Justice Alvarez at the Fourth Court of Appeals, and the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office. Tycha spent many hours volunteering at Greater Waco Legal Services.
Tycha’s community service and pro bono work includes leading voter education and registration drives and advocating for marginalized San Antonio residents with the Neighborhoods First Alliance, serving as a mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, volunteering with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, assisting veterans with their legal needs, and representing low-income individuals in trials and juveniles in detention hearings. Tycha aims to ensure that quality legal assistance is accessible to everyone.
Tycha graduated from Baylor Law as a Public Interest Fellow, a recognition only obtained by completing more than 225 hours of pro bono service. In November 2018, Tycha was recognized as the recipient of a Texas Access to Justice Commission Pro Bono Award for her commitment to serving the underserved.
Tycha dedicates herself to causes geared at uplifting her community. At a young age, Tycha became involved in grassroots community organizing and activism. Tycha is an advocate for protecting civil rights and criminal justice reform. Tycha enjoys networking, traveling, cooking, and blogging.
Zoraima PelaezTexas Freedom Network, Outreach and Advocacy ManagerMore
Zoraima is a proud Austinite and daughter of Mexican and Colombian immigrants. As a first-generation college graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, she earned her degree in Humanities with a concentration in Public Policy, Communication Advocacy, and Women's and Gender Studies. While at UT Austin, Zoraima was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship for her commitment to public service. Zoraima has worked on statewide electoral campaigns with Battleground Texas and served as a research assistant for the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.
As a 2017 Bill Archer Fellow in Washington, D.C., Zoraima worked for the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union specializing in immigration detention center research. She also served as an office fellow for She Should Run where she helped increase the number of women in public leadership. After completing her fellowship, Zoraima joined the staff of the Texas Freedom Network as the Deputy Development Director where she coordinated organizational fundraising, special events, and stewardship for donor opportunities and support.
Zoraima’s passion for reproductive justice led her to become a featured storyteller for the National Network of Abortion Fund's leadership program, We Testify, and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. She currently serves as the Outreach and Advocacy Manager for the Texas Freedom Network where she oversees and advocacy campaigns at the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education.Less
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