Women for Bernie
Women for Bernie
Pat Downs - Co-Founder, Facebook Manager Pat is a retired librarian who's spent the last 20 years leveraging resources and community building in libraries. She's created award-winning jobs and volunteer programs for foster youth and teens. A writer and trainer, Pat is a co-founder of Women for Bernie Sanders and is currently serving as their main FB administrator.
Jenni Siri - Co-Founder, Digital Director, Website, Graphics Jenni is a freelance graphic artist with a BFA in Visual Communications. She is a political activist with primary interests in women's rights, environmentalism and getting the money out of politics. Jenni is a co-founder, organizer and graphic artist with Women for Bernie Sanders.
Brenda Bierens - Founding Member, Instagram Manager Brenda is a wife and mother from Wyoming, Michigan. She has been an activist for Autism insurance coverage for all 50 state for over 8 years. Brenda is a founding member of our team. She manages our Instagram and is a Michigan Women for Bernie Facebook page administrator.
Gretchen Leavitt - Founding Member Gretchen is a single mom living in Michigan with her young son. Her passion is fighting for childhood cancer awareness and research, single-payer healthcare, and income inequality. She previously volunteered for Dennis Kucinich in 2008. Gretchen is a founding member and is our former Tumblr manager..
Portia Boulger - Founding Member, Social Media Director Portia is a grassroots activist who has fought for unions, women's and human rights for over 40 years. She is active in national and statewide politics and serves on the Ross County Democratic Party executive committee. Portia is social media team leader for Women for Bernie Sanders and runs their Twitter account.
Laura Harrington - Founding Member, Google+ and Pinterest Manager Laura Retired after 35 years from HP as a systems architect . Since retirement she has been actively volunteering as Webmaster & Social media coordinator for her local Massachusetts lions club where she has been recognized with the highest award, the Melvin Jones fellowship. She currently manages the Women for Bernie 2016 Google + and Pinterest pages.
Anoa Changa - Research Team Leader, FB State Admins Coordinator Anoa is an Attorney in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. She is the proud mother of two. Her interest include social and environmental justice, women's rights, and mentoring. Anoa is the Research team leader and the Facebook State Administrators Coordinator for Women for Bernie Sanders.
Marcella Bell - Volunteer Coordinator, Data Entry Associate, Email Marcella is a recent college graduate with a specialized degree in business administration. She is an activist for equal rights, the LGBTQ community, and getting money out of politics. Marcella serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Women for Bernie Sanders. She also does most of our data entry and email correspondence.
Megan Stillwell - Writing Team Leader Megan is a professional tutor and academic coach based in New Jersey. She is passionate about social services, animal rights, and food activism. She leads Women for Bernie's writing team and writes or edits most public content. Megan is also an administrator on the New Jersey Women for Bernie Sanders Facebook page.
Molly Grover - Outreach Team Leader Molly is a recent graduate of Smith College. She grew up in Vermont where Bernie has been in office for as long as she can remember. She currently lives in Ithaca, NY. Molly has done outreach work for non-profit organizations in the past and currently works as Outreach Director for Women for Bernie and a State Administrator of NY Women for Bernie.
Jamika Holmes - Tumblr Manager Jamika is currently a senior in high school in Yonkers, NY. She serves as Senior President and PTA Co-President while also maintaining membership in the National Honor Society. She would like to study and pursue a career in political science and public policy. She manages Women for Bernie's Tumblr account.
Rachel Risely - Volunteer Coordinator, Data Entry Associate, Email Rachel is a wife and mother in Seattle, WA. She is passionate about working with low-income children and advocating for Autism awareness. A long time supporter of progressive causes, this is her first time getting involved with a national political campaign. Rachel serves as a Volunteer Coordinator for Women for Bernie Sanders.
Rose Blondin - Reddit Manager Rose Blondin is an activist particularly interested in issues such as women's rights, health care, and student debt. She is active in her town government and excited to help on the national political scale. Rose Blondin is the manager of the Women for Bernie Sanders Reddit account.
Caitlin Kinnnunen - Former Tumblr Manager Caitlin Kinnnunen is excited to be joining the Women4Bernie team! This is her first time volunteering for a political party and she couldn't be happier to be supporting Bernie Sanders. She's an actress based out of NYC.