Rainforest Action Network
While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Sevakis helped direct the local chapter of the Rainforest Action Network. During that time she worked on a campaign to convince Home Depot and other major home improvement retailers to not sell products made from old-growth and rainforest timber.
Chicago Recycling Coalition
Sevakis joined the Chicago Recycling Coalition to improve the city’s “Blue Bag” recycling program.
Chicago Jobs with Justice
Sevakis worked for Chicago Jobs with Justice, a labor-community coalition engaged in strengthening worker’s rights.
In 2004, Sevakis was a member of the political and communications staff for SEIU Local 3, a Midwest regional “Justice for Janitors” local.
Sevakis worked with America Votes, a national organization focused on mobilizing voters during the 2008 election campaign.
Sevakis also worked as a consultant for Michigan Voice, a state group that coordinated civic engagement organizations in the 2008 election campaign.
Sevakis joined Apollo Alliance in April 2009 as the Michigan State Coordinator.