We are a diverse team of advocates

Our team

  • Alexia Suarez

    Account Associate

    Seattle

  • Alexis Mahrus

    Director, Design

    San Francisco

  • Alice Harrison

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Alisha Qiu

    Associate Director

    New York

  • Alyssa Fong

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Amber Hubert

    Associate Director, Business Operations

    Los Angeles

  • Amy Clark

    Director

    Seattle

  • Amy Dubose

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Anna Mkhikian

    Associate Director, Design

    Los Angeles

  • Annie Kim

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Anu Sarode

    Account Executive, Digital

    San Francisco

  • Ashley Burns Nascimento

    Principal

    Seattle

  • Becca Roithmayr

    Senior Account Executive

    New York

  • Bill Rui

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Brian Denney

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Brooke Maher

    Associate Director

    Seattle

  • Caroline Smith

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Cathy Chen

    Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Chantal Wong

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Christopher Palafox

    Account Executive, Design

    Los Angeles

  • Claire Shipton

    Associate Director

    San Francisco

  • David Edwards

    Director, People and Culture

    San Francisco

  • Derek Jansen

    Senior Director

    San Francisco

  • Derwin Aikens

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Destiny Willis

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Devin McMahon

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Elle Carlos

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Elyse Dickson Becker

    Director, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Emily Hom

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Emily Kopsick

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Emily Parker

    Senior Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Emma Chow

    Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Felix Schein

    President

    Los Angeles

  • Gina Ohms

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Grace Whitten

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Gracyn Potter

    Account Executive

    New York

  • Hailey Thue

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Haley Townes

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Hannah Milgrom

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Hannah Spector

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Hillary Moglen

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Howli Pfeiffer

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Ida Ghohestani

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Jack Spiegelman

    Senior Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Jacob Hay

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Jared Robinson

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Jason Maier

    Director

    Seattle

  • Jenna Fabris

    Account Associate

    Seattle

  • Jenny Jang

    Senior Account Executive, Digital

    San Francisco

  • Joanna McKelvey

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Jodie Gayagoy

    Account Executive, Design

    San Francisco

  • Jon Sklaroff

    Senior Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Juan Bustillo

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Kaitlin Funaro

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Kasey Iranon

    Associate Director

    Seattle

  • Kathryn Burke Johnson

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Katrina Wu

    Account Executive, Design

    Los Angeles

  • Keeley Smith

    Director

    Seattle

  • Kialani Asayo Mackey

    Account Associate, Digital

    San Francisco

  • Kristen Armellini

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Latia Curry Harrison

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Lee Ann Brennan

    Accounting and Operations Coordinator

    Austin

  • Lena Kazer Álvarez

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Leo Wallach

    Principal

    San Francisco

  • Maddie Hamb

    Associate Director

    San Francisco

  • Madeline León

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Maha Ghandour

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Manny Rivera

    Principal

    Seattle

  • Max Brimelow

    Senior Video Producer

    San Francisco

  • Maxine Zhao

    Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Megan Wilensky

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Michelle Gonzales

    Associate Director, Accounting

    Austin

  • Mickey Lynch

    Digital Account Executive

    New York

  • Miki Katoni

    Video Producer

    Los Angeles

  • Nick Magel

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Noah Finneburgh

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Olivia Goldin-Dubois

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Pi James

    Director

  • Pranett Chhunpen

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • René Sharanya Verma

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Ria Coen Gilbert

    Account Associate

    Seattle

  • Rodrigo Gouveia

    Associate Director, Design

    New York

  • Ronit Sholkoff

    Account Associate

    New York

  • Sabina Li

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Sam Tift

    Associate Director, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Sarah Sifuentes

    Associate Director

    Los Angeles

  • Shae Collins

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Shea Irwin

    Account Executive, Design

    Los Angeles

  • Shelby Weiss

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Sheri Klein

    Director, Research and Strategy

    New York

  • Sofia de la Vega

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Sunny Wang

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Sydney Segal

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Sydney Spier

    Senior Account Executive

    New York

  • Taylor Bollhagen

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Tiffany Cho

    Senior Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Vanessa Rodriguez

    Senior Director

    Los Angeles

  • Veronica Milliken

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Wardah Imran

    Account Executive, Digital

    Los Angeles

    • Alexia Suarez

      Account Associate

      Seattle

      With experience in strategic communications, brand development, and earned media, Alexia assists issues-driven organizations in highlighting and growing their impact. Her passion for diversity and equity stems from her roots in political activism, her education in journalism, and her love of community organizing. Alexia holds a B.A. in Journalism-Public Relations with minors in Leadership and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies from Western Washington University. In her free time, you can find Alexia getting brunch with loved ones, going for a run on Seattle’s waterfront, or curled in a cozy blanket, switching between reading and scrolling on TikTok.

    • Alexis Mahrus

      Director, Design

      San Francisco

      Alexis is a passionate visual designer who creates bold, engaging, and inclusive experiences through the power of human-centered design. Leveraging her wide range of disciplines—illustration, brand design, and more recently, motion—her work exemplifies her belief that communication can be accomplished with the simple tools of color, shapes, and marks. At RALLY, she partners with internal and external changemakers to lead design development on a range of issues and campaign projects from a San Francisco campaign focused on solutions to ending homelessness to a winning statewide bond for California’s water and parks. A Golden State native, she and her husband stay active chasing their twin sons through the bakeries of SF and biking through the beautiful mountains of the Bay Area.

    • Alice Harrison

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Throughout her career, Alice (she/her/hers) has been driven by her commitment to maximize positive impact through the power of storytelling. With experience in local journalism, video production, and nonprofit communications, Alice has seen firsthand the impact of uplifting voices and narratives that are too often overlooked. Now, as a communications strategist, Alice’s writing, earned media, production, and community engagement skills come together to support RALLY clients across issue spaces, including health equity, racial justice, education, among others. Always striving to approach problems with empathy and creativity, Alice is motivated to help clients reach meaningful solutions to drive social change.

    • Alisha Qiu

      Associate Director

      New York

      A lifelong storyteller, Alisha (she/her/hers) is a passionate strategic communicator. She brings together insights-driven strategic planning, justice-focused messaging and narrative change, and results-oriented campaign management to help partners fight for progress where it’s most needed. From climate action to education equity and finding solutions to homelessness, Alisha is proud to work on some of the most pressing issues we face. At RALLY, Alisha has helped reimagine high school, advocate for the wellbeing of all San Franciscans, and build communities that flourish across the country. A second-generation immigrant, Michigander (Go Blue!), and Oxford comma enthusiast, Alisha believes in the collective power of individual stories to create lasting change. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting more books than she has time to read.

    • Alyssa Fong

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Alyssa (she/her) is an advocate, strategist, and creator who leverages issue communications to create a more just society. With a background  in political science, sociology, and gender studies from UCLA, she is passionate about uplifting the marginalized – whether through promoting racial justice, combating food insecurity, or championing educational equity. Her experience in communications spans written, spoken, and digital platforms, bringing her to organizations like March for Our Lives and the Partnership for Public Service. When not working, Alyssa can be found watching Survivor, lifting weights at the gym, or overspending on fresh fruit at the farmer’s market.

    • Amber Hubert

      Associate Director, Business Operations

      Los Angeles

      Amber heads RALLY's Operations, overseeing tech setup and training initiatives, and ensuring smooth functioning across our offices. She plays a pivotal role in supporting the People and Culture team, contributing to talent acquisition for our esteemed Fellowship program, and planning firmwide experiences that aid RALLYers in tackling the issues we care about. A seasoned project manager, Amber has built resources to better foster valuable government partnerships, recognizing their pivotal role in making an impact. She’s refined our new business and marketing materials which have played an essential role in RALLY’s tremendous growth. As an essayist and performer, Amber knows the importance of story and the power it plays in creating positive change.

    • Amy Clark

      Director

      Seattle

      A seasoned communications strategist, Amy brings her expertise in earned media, message development and digital strategy to her work motivating people from all walks of life to care – and to take action. With a passion for authentic storytelling in her work supporting advocates for education equity, affordable housing, walkable communities and economic justice, Amy believes deeply that lasting change is possible when impacted people take the lead in advocating for their own futures. Amy stays connected to her community as a volunteer with local nonprofits, and loves to get her steps in during election season registering voters and getting out the vote.

    • Amy Dubose

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Amy is a communications strategist who is skilled at synthesizing big ideas, thinking across disciplines, and crafting resonant messaging to support her clients’ game-changing work. From youth power building to health equity, Amy strives to develop trusting relationships with her teams and her clients in a field where good thinking often comes from the collective. Amy was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area on Ohlone lands and currently lives in Los Angeles on Tongva lands - her time in both places has inspired a deep love for California’s cities and communities. When she’s not at work, you can find her taking long walks in her neighborhood and thinking about what she’ll cook for dinner.

    • Anna Mkhikian

      Associate Director, Design

      Los Angeles

      Anna is an experienced designer with a background in visual art. She  approaches each project through the lens of creative problem solving to help communicate complex ideas elegantly and clearly. She has a broad skill set in multiple disciplines within design — including lettering, illustration, branding, web design, and book design. Prior to joining RALLY, she partnered with California nonprofits focused on environmental and social justice, arts organizations, and education nonprofits to effectively communicate their messaging through design. A Los Angeles native by way of Armenian immigrant parents, outside of work you can find her baking, drawing, obsessing over musicals, and spending time with her tight-knit community in Los Angeles.

    • Annie Kim

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Annie is a seasoned communications strategist experienced in working collaboratively to create compelling messaging, drive earned media, and develop winning campaign plans that help change hearts and minds. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Annie has a deep understanding of the issues many Californians face and has worked nationally with nonprofits, government agencies, foundations, and corporations to prevent domestic violence, end urban oil drilling, address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and tackle the many other social and environmental challenges RALLY works to push forward. Being a part of the BTS ARMY in her free time keeps Annie online and ahead of the digital curve. 

    • Anu Sarode

      Account Executive, Digital

      San Francisco

      Anu (she/her/hers) is a seasoned digital strategist with expertise in both organic and paid media, influencer strategy, and visual communications. Her professional journey includes collaborating with foundations, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations to devise and implement strategies driven by their mission. Anu's diverse project portfolio encompasses a range of issues, from art activism in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation to land conservation initiatives alongside clients such as the Peninsula Open Space Trust. She is deeply committed to exploring the synergies among digital platforms, design, and advocacy to foster meaningful change. A lifelong resident of Southern California, Anu enriches her personal time by composing music and delving into classic murder mysteries.

    • Ashley Burns Nascimento

      Principal

      Seattle

      A passionate communications strategist, Ashley focuses on racial and/or gender equity in education, health, housing, economic empowerment, and other social issues. From listening sessions with community matriarchs to focus groups in conservative rural communities, Ashley’s work across the country helps fuel positive change through capacity building, community engagement, and messaging analysis. In short, she helps organizations and coalitions refine their voice to break through “noisy” landscapes and reach ambivalent audiences in unexpected ways. Prior to RALLY, Ashley led communications and media events for international product launches at Microsoft, Minecraft Education, Skype in the Classroom, LEGO, NASA, and various startups.

    • Becca Roithmayr

      Senior Account Executive

      New York

      From litigation communications to influencer marketing, Becca engages with a robust list of organizations leading the charge in social justice work. By utilizing her background in strategic communications and community outreach, while continuing to expand her knowledge of digital marketing, Becca provides her teams with a balanced perspective of what tactics drive the most progress. Since her time at RALLY, Becca has played an active part in the development and execution of successful campaigns, focusing on issues impacting her community such as solutions to homelessness and police brutality.

    • Bill Rui

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Bill is an accomplished communications strategist with extensive experience in issue advocacy. He has worked as a campaign consultant for candidates at all levels in California and is always on the lookout for the next innovative messaging strategy that inspires people towards action. Prior to his work in campaigns and strategic communications, Bill spent nearly a decade on the ground advocating for youth and education. He’s worked for the House of Representatives, a national education nonprofit, and at his hometown youth services center. Originally from the East Coast, he enjoys cheffing up delicious dishes at home, playing volleyball on the courts, or indulging in the arts.

    • Brian Denney

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Brian is an innovative communicator who brings his background working in the education and civil justice spaces to help clients tell their stories. Prior to joining RALLY, Brian worked at the American Association for Justice, where he helped lead the association’s communications and digital efforts to pass a critical, bipartisan bill that ended forced arbitration for survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Having worked as a rural organizer on the U.S. Senate races of Senator Jon Tester and Amy McGrath, he is passionate about creating opportunities across rural communities. Outside of work, Brian can be found competing in his local tennis and kickball leagues.

    • Brooke Maher

      Associate Director

      Seattle

      Brooke is a seasoned professional with a passion for developing bespoke communications strategies that drive positive change through social impact and sustainability initiatives. She has extensive experience in crafting impactful earned and digital media strategies for a diverse range of corporations, brands, and non-profits, leveraging her insightful and holistic approach to communications. Brooke is skilled in analyzing complex issues and discovering new opportunities to create meaningful impact, resulting in resonant messaging that connects with diverse audiences. In her leisure time, Brooke enjoys outdoor adventures and attending live music events. She is also an avid reader with a love for acquiring new books.

    • Caroline Smith

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Caroline is a communications strategist dedicated to combining her passion for advocacy with her storytelling experience. Caroline works with clients focused on education equity using strategic communications to transform the current landscape and create equal opportunities for all students. An earned media specialist, Caroline previously worked in lifestyle public relations developing public relations campaigns, crafting press releases, and securing multiple placements in high-profile publications. She is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California where she explored her interests in advocacy through her communications coursework taught by leaders in the nonprofit sector. As a New York native, Caroline enjoys trying new restaurants and finding the best pizza in Los Angeles.

    • Cathy Chen

      Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Cathy is a digital strategist well versed in digital advertising, social media strategies, and website management. She has expertise in executing digital and strategic communications campaigns advocating for environmental justice, accessible education, and health equity. Cathy’s bilingual fluency also allows her to work with various government agencies throughout California in bridging the language gap to access vital public services. As “going digital” becomes a necessity, Cathy believes digital outreach helps amplify advocacy efforts and is a key tool to drive social change—one person at a time. When she isn’t at her desk, you can often find her at the beach or traveling the world.

    • Chantal Wong

      Senior Account Executive

      Seattle

      Chantal (she/her/hers) is a communications strategist who specializes in navigating complex issues for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations. She has worked on a diverse range of issues including education equity, environmental justice, and global health. Driven by the possibility of an equitable world, Chantal strives to approach each issue with creativity. She has worked with researchers to translate key insights and technical concepts into powerful and compelling stories, advanced health and education equity by elevating critical missing voices, and managed responses to racial injustices at the national level. In her free time you can find her trying out the newest arts and crafts trend to keep her creative juices flowing.

    • Christopher Palafox

      Account Executive, Design

      Los Angeles

      Chris works with RALLY’s clients to create social media graphics, websites, and digital designs that help further their messages and drive positive change. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design where his emphasis focused on Transmedia, a storytelling technique that translates a brand across various mediums including motion, print, web design, and interactive design. When he’s not creating illustrations, motion graphics, or using his design skills to create visual solutions to complex design problems, he loves going to arcades, hiking, camping, and spending time with his dog Remi, short for Rembrandt.

    • Claire Shipton

      Associate Director

      San Francisco

      With expertise in message development, narrative change, and campaign management, Claire knows what inspires folks to think differently about issues and take action. She is passionate about distilling complex social problems and research findings into relatable messages, so people understand how policies impact their lives. Claire's experience working for elected representatives and with nonprofits, foundations, and advocacy organizations allows her to clearly see social challenges from many different angles in order to develop insights and strategies that result in real change. She works on issues ranging from sustainability to economic justice to education equity. Claire is a committed home cook and an avid hiker—hobbies that refuel her in her work to create positive change.

    • David Edwards

      Director, People and Culture

      San Francisco

      With 10 years of experience in a variety of human resources and recruiting roles, David leads RALLY’s People and Culture work, overseeing recruitment, selection, onboarding, RALLY’s mentorship program, and staff culture. His knowledge and practice of founding and building HR practices at numerous companies engaged in rapid growth, helps David support RALLY in its current phase of expansion. Beyond David’s expertise of HR business strategies, he also has experience in messaging, branding, and content creation for urban education organizations. A native of Trenton, NJ, David holds a BA from Williams College.

    • Derek Jansen

      Senior Director

      San Francisco

      Derek is a political and communications strategist with extensive experience shaping complex issues into effective campaigns. He brings a unique combination of discipline and creativity to persuading audiences to take action for candidates, ballot measures, and issues. Derek worked on the award-winning Prop 68 initiative, a $4.1 billion bond for water, parks, and natural resources in California, and helped launch and drive earned media for Resilient by Design, a community-driven design challenge to strengthen the Bay Area’s resilience to sea level rise. With more than a decade of experience in California politics and issue advocacy, Derek has helped clients launch and execute campaigns across a broad set of issues including educational equity, public power, tobacco control, climate action, criminal justice reform, and public health.

    • Derwin Aikens

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Derwin (he/him) is a strategic communications specialist with a background in media relations, crisis communications, and message development. Derwin has a passion for crafting narratives that dare to imagine a better world. As an example, he worked with the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force to help draft and place numerous op-eds and other earned media stories that correct and address concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy. From education and social justice topics to correcting misinformation and narrative change, he believes in the power of storytelling and data to change hearts and minds, and create the more equitable future that so many seek.

    • Destiny Willis

      Account Associate

      San Francisco

      Destiny is a dynamic communications strategist with a background in student advocacy, nonprofit outreach, and labor union operations. Through her involvement with the nation's first College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, she developed a deep fascination with the history of social movements and the power of storytelling. Passionate about building a better world, Destiny is thrilled to partner with organizations that share her commitment to positive change. She aims to amplify compelling narratives that not only captivate audiences but also empower RALLY clients to make a lasting impact.

    • Devin McMahon

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Devin is a communications specialist with expertise in message development, media relations, event planning, and communications strategy. Grounded in the belief that narrative change is a critical tool for systems change, Devin is dedicated to working alongside activists to uplift their voices, work, and messages. At RALLY, she’s had the privilege of doing just that on issues ranging from homelessness to environmental justice, education equity, racial and gender justice, among others. Born and raised in Los Angeles - with a four year stint in Ohio while studying Politics at Oberlin College - Devin spends her time off the clock hunting down the city’s best vegetarian tacos and flea market finds.

    • Elle Carlos

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      With a love of storytelling that meets people where they are and amplifies unheard voices, Elle is a passionate communications strategist and collaborator. Her project management skills allow her to provide expertise in creative content production, messaging development, and earned media. She has worked with nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations to lead positive social change and foster a culture of inclusion. Elle was born and raised in San Bernardino, California on the Yuhaaviatam/Maara’yam (Serrano) lands, but despite her west coast roots, she is a lifelong Ohio State Buckeye fan. She enjoys creative writing and is an amateur baker—a hobby that challenges her creativity and keeps her humble.

    • Elyse Dickson Becker

      Director, Digital

      Los Angeles

      With over a decade of digital experience working for nonprofits across Australia, the US and United Kingdom, Elyse (she/her/hers) works with RALLY’s clients to develop impactful, creative, digital-first solutions to complex communications challenges. In an era where digital is no longer a “nice-to-have”, all organizations, no matter their purpose or size, should be empowered to use digital means effectively to reach, engage, and activate their audiences—Elyse’s mission is to identify how to do that strategically and efficiently. Whether that means employing influencer marketing, advertising, social media, websites, email, or brand new tactics, her recommendations come from a heavily-researched, data-driven and audience-first approach. Elyse’s curiosity not only supports her work at RALLY, but takes her from the corners of the globe to the depths of Wikipedia.

    • Emily Hom

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Emily is an experienced communications strategist with a diverse background in journalism and event planning. She has a deep understanding of the importance of creative thinking and storytelling in raising awareness about important issues. Emily has worked on messaging and strategy for initiatives related to youth justice, financial health, climate action, and the use of psychedelics in relation to mental health. She holds a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and is passionate about sharing lived experiences through engaging and beautiful narratives. When she's not working, you can find Emily browsing used bookstores or antique shops.

    • Emily Kopsick

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Emily (she/her)  is a detail-oriented communications strategist committed to turning passion into action. Specializing in project management, message development, and event planning, she collaborates with organizations to execute powerful campaigns that create positive and meaningful change. In the last decade, Emily has lived on the East, Gulf, and West coasts, which helps her provide unique solutions to complex challenges. She has worked with organizations that address the U.S. affordable housing crisis,  immigration policy, and international affairs. When she’s not at work, you can find her trying new recipes, playing rec sports, and planning trips so she never has to sit still.

    • Emily Parker

      Senior Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Emily is a seasoned communications strategist with a background in sales and marketing. She understands the ins and outs of the digital landscape and has honed her expertise in leveraging digital platforms to drive impactful advocacy campaigns. Through her passion for local organization and engagement, Emily has experienced firsthand the importance of mobilizing audiences online by cultivating narratives that inspire action. Her commitment to empowering communities through strategic communications is exemplified by her dedication to bridging the gap between digital advocacy and tangible real-world outcomes. In her free time, she can be found in the yoga studio, painting classes, galleries, live performances, and spending time in nature with friends and her dog.

    • Emma Chow

      Account Executive

      Seattle

      Emma is a communications strategist with a background in American studies and graphic design. With a passion for racial equity, women's rights, and economic justice, Emma is inspired to work alongside nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies for a better tomorrow. As a biracial, Jewish woman with dual American and Canadian citizenship, Emma’s greatest joy comes from giving back to her communities and unifying diverse groups. She is a proud member of Gen Z who uses social media and cultural trends to develop strategies that uncover innovative insights. As a retired Division I college volleyball player, Emma thrives on being a collaborative and communicative teammate.

    • Felix Schein

      President

      Los Angeles

      As RALLY’s founder, Felix has been singularly focused on building a company that leads by example, from the clients it engages with, to the team that powers it, to the results it produces. From its early work advancing marriage equality and fighting the gun lobby to more recent campaigns responding to climate change and structural racism, RALLY has, under Felix’s stewardship, stood side-by-side with some of the world’s leading foundations and non-profit organizations.

    • Gina Ohms

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Gina is a communications strategist with a devotion to equity and human rights. Gina works with RALLY’s clients to address critical social issues including education, environmental protection, healthcare, and solutions to homelessness. Her passion for authentic storytelling and lifting up the voices of those commonly left out of the conversation fuels her determination to grow the impact and reach of issue-driven nonprofits. She holds a Bachelor's in Communication from the University of Washington with an emphasis in Social and Cultural Communication. In her spare time, Gina is often designing Indigenous bead-work or at live music events.

    • Grace Whitten

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Grace is a skilled communications strategist motivated by the transformative impact of a compelling narrative. Her experience in local and federal government and grassroots organizing has allowed her to work inside and outside established systems to make positive change and tell impactful stories rooted in equity, creativity, and cultural fluency that uplift and center the voices of those who often go unheard. Grace graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and American Studies, concentrating on the history of marginalized and Indigenous people in the American West. Forever passionate about the arts, she can be found in her free time at the nearest (or sometimes farthest) museum, concert, or dance class.

    • Gracyn Potter

      Account Executive

      New York

      Gracyn is a communications strategist passionate about the ways in which powerful stories can drive social change. With experience in grassroots organizing, nonprofit communications, and workplace and labor advocacy, she has learned firsthand how words can be transformed into action. Gracyn recently graduated from New York University with a degree in Comparative Literature and dedicated her honors thesis to understanding how literature and other forms of media can inspire and propel social movements. In her free time, she likes to run all over Brooklyn, read, and try out new recipes.

    • Hailey Thue

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Hailey is a communications strategist with nearly a decade of experience in the West Coast political consulting and issue advocacy world, working on campaigns ranging from sexual violence prevention to education reform. She believes the key to changing hearts and minds is a compelling, narrative approach and is passionate about working closely with nonprofits, advocacy organizations, candidates, and corporations to develop holistic strategies that uplift community voices. A lifelong Southern California resident, Hailey is a proud Bruin and studied Political Science and Urban Planning at UCLA. On the weekends you can find her exploring local museums, trying new restaurants, and going to the movies.

    • Haley Townes

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Haley is a communication strategist with a background in persuasive campaigns. Utilizing smart and persistent communications tactics, she has and continues to work with her teams to create change in underserved communities by amplifying the voices of those doing the work. Through RALLY’s work with the Washington Food Fund, California Tobacco Control Program, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Everyone In campaign, and various other organizations, Haley has shown her ability to think strategically and creatively through her writing skills, social media expertise, and media placements. An outspoken advocate for equity, Haley is very passionate about the fight for change on and off the clock.

    • Hannah Milgrom

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Hannah is a seasoned communications strategist who knows the power of a good campaign to change hearts and minds, and inspire action. She has prior experience working for both elected representatives and nonprofit organizations, giving her unique insights into what it takes to make meaningful change and create impact. She has particular passion for shifting culture around issues of gender and racial equity, and brings expertise in narrative change, message development, policy advocacy, and campaign management to this work. Prior to joining RALLY, Hannah served as First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Communications Director in the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom.

    • Hannah Spector

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Hannah is an innovative strategist with a passion for driving progressive change. Her extensive professional background, ranging from nonprofit to startup and higher education settings, informs her approach to advocacy and strategic communications. Hannah holds a degree in Public Health, as well as certificates in Neuroscience and Professional Writing, which she leverages to create compelling content that resonates with diverse audiences. Her ability to craft effective messaging and engage stakeholders has been key to her success in building impactful campaigns. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys running, listening to comedy podcasts, and trying out new vegetarian recipes.

    • Hillary Moglen

      Principal

      Los Angeles

      Hillary joined RALLY at its inception and has provided high-level strategy and communications guidance for more than fifty clients and counting. With a background in policy and law, Hillary is adept at simplifying complex advocacy challenges and transforming them into actionable, results-focused campaigns. She is proud of her work in growing RALLY’s environmental justice, educational equity, and litigation communications portfolios. She also co-led two impactful pro bono efforts - working with Chanel Miller to change how society thinks about sexual assault survivors and garnering support for the first DACA recipient detained under the Trump Administration. Internally, Hillary is committed to the professional development of staff and shaping RALLY’s culture. She grew up in Los Angeles and is an overly enthusiastic soccer mom to her two sons.

    • Howli Pfeiffer

      Director

      San Francisco

      Specializing in strategic message planning, grassroots organizing, and political communications, Howli uses her creative vision to communicate well-crafted correspondence that gains public support and opens up the possibilities of a wider world. Previously, Howli served as the Director of Message Planning for President Obama. In her time with the White House, she helped craft the President’s public message and bridged the gap between strategy and execution. Additionally, as Director of Correspondence for First Lady Michelle Obama, Howli was responsible for managing the First Lady’s communication with the hundreds of Americans who wrote to her each week. Howli graduated from Chico State with a degree in political science and journalism. When she is not at RALLY, she enjoys searching for the best burrito in San Francisco and spending time with her Bay Area-based friends.

    • Ida Ghohestani

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Ida (she/her) is a dedicated advocate with a passion for creative and empathetic leadership. She has extensive experience promoting racial and gender equity in the national security sector, private institutions, education, and initiatives addressing homelessness and sustainable housing solutions. Her Iranian heritage has shaped her belief in the transformative power of storytelling to share marginalized narratives that shape a more equitable world. With a degree in International Relations and proficiency in four languages (English, Farsi, Spanish, and French), Ida is a versatile and well-rounded communications professional working to create a world where idealism becomes realism. She is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys challenging herself by breaking a sweat at her favorite workout class.

    • Jack Spiegelman

      Senior Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Jack develops and executes content strategy for RALLY’s digital accounts. His knowledge and deep understanding of online platforms have helped secure electoral victories, advance meaningful policy, and inspire progressive action. Prior to RALLY, Jack served as a digital organizer for both the Biden-Harris 2020 Presidential campaign and Mark Kelly’s winning campaign to represent Arizona in the US Senate. He has also been a digital strategist for several mission-driven campaigns and nonprofit organizations including the Aspen Institute and Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation. A native of Washington, D.C., Jack earned a BA with Honors in American Studies from Skidmore College. When he’s not cheering on his favorite Philadelphia sports teams, Jack loves playing soccer, attending concerts, and practicing guitar.

    • Jacob Hay

      Principal

      Los Angeles

      Jacob combines communications expertise with a legal background and deep experience in media relations, message development, and campaign strategy. At RALLY, Jacob helps organizations working on environmental, health, and housing issues package complex topics into clear messages that reach and move their intended audiences. Prior to joining RALLY, Jacob worked on a variety of projects for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Los Angeles and served as the national spokesperson for the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in Washington, D.C. Jacob enjoys exploring the music and food scene in Los Angeles with his wife Stacey and two young kids. A former ski instructor in the Lake Tahoe area and an outdoor sports enthusiast, Jacob loves California’s ski slopes and mountain bike trails.

    • Jared Robinson

      Senior Account Executive

      Seattle

      Jared is a communications strategist using his experience in storytelling, coalition management, event planning, and project management to fight for progress. Born and raised in Olympia, WA, Jared has worked in partnership with Washington-based organizations on issues ranging from education equity and child welfare to global environmental conservation. Inspired by his time working alongside nonprofits, schools, governments, and foundations, Jared brings a tailored, community-based approach to his work and understands the value of uplifting diverse voices when advocating for change. In his free time you’ll find Jared playing strategy games, enjoying local breweries and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

    • Jason Maier

      Director

      Seattle

      Jason applies his deep expertise in social impact communications to help clients distill complex challenges into actionable insights. During his career, he’s had the privilege to do this with some of the world’s leading philanthropists, nonprofits, and social innovators on issues ranging from climate change to homelessness. Prior to joining RALLY, this included work with Bill Gates’ private office on efforts such as The Giving Pledge and Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Although Jason’s work has carried him across sectors, issues, and continents, it remains grounded in his belief that effective communications can build the trust, understanding, and inspiration needed to catalyze change.

    • Jenna Fabris

      Account Associate

      Seattle

      Jenna is an accomplished communicator dedicated to using the power of storytelling to build a more equitable and inclusive society. She leverages her skills in messaging development, event planning, and social media campaigns across issue spaces. Before joining RALLY, she crafted viral social media content, drafted talking points, and developed campaign strategy for prominent congressional candidates in California, Nebraska, and Washington. As a community organizer, she has collaborated with elected officials and local communities to host impactful events aimed at combating climate change and promoting reproductive rights. Jenna holds a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College, which fuels her passion for advocating for social change.

    • Jenny Jang

      Senior Account Executive, Digital

      San Francisco

      Jenny leverages her digital expertise to weave dynamic narratives that make noise for good trouble. She’s built a career around getting messages to pierce through the limited window of opportunity we have to engage online audiences and getting them to stick. From legal think tanks and social-impact nonprofits, Jenny jumped into making meaningful change, managing digital campaigns to mobilize young voters and advance progressive priorities. Jenny drives strategy for email, SMS, web and everything in between — bringing hunger and heart to deliver for clients looking to make a positive impact using the mediums of this age. She’s also a UC Berkeley political science graduate, immigrant rights advocate, avid home-chef, life-long tennis player, and award-winning public speaker.

    • Joanna McKelvey

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Joanna is a seasoned communications specialist with experience driving earned media, crafting compelling messaging, and designing campaign and organizational communications strategies. Coming from a research background, Joanna understands the value of using sharp, accessible language to ensure audiences can quickly absorb messaging. She has worked with nonprofits, foundations, and advocacy organizations across a range of issues including child welfare, Indigenous advocacy, sustainability, and reproductive rights. A passionate advocate for social justice, Joanna is motivated by her clients’ desires to create a more equitable world and believes in the power of communications to achieve this goal.

    • Jodie Gayagoy

      Account Executive, Design

      San Francisco

      Jodie is a graphic designer who strives to incorporate her passions for feminism and inclusivity into her visual work. At RALLY, she uses her skills to design social media content, web pages, and presentations to propel social issues forward in order to create lasting change. Jodie grew up in Stockton and has spent all her life in California. She received her BA in Design from the University of California, Davis, along with minors in Film Studies and Communications. Outside of work, she loves cuddling with her two cats Loki and Iris, making art, and watching movies.

    • Jon Sklaroff

      Senior Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Jon Sklaroff is a marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in leveraging advanced digital strategies across diverse platforms and industries. Specializing in paid digital media, he has a proven track record of driving online engagement and growth for organizations. An alumnus of NYU Film School, Jon combines his creative background with his marketing acumen to create impactful narratives that resonate with and inspire online targeted audiences. Originally from Philadelphia, Jon now resides in Los Angeles, where he dedicates his free time to coaching youth sports, producing independent films, and following his beloved Philadelphia sports teams, despite their frequent disappointments.

    • Juan Bustillo

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Juan is a communications strategist specializing in social media strategy, storytelling, and research and analysis. Together with his teams, he has supported narrative-change campaigns for electric car adoption and economic inequality, worked with local organizations to make housing stability a reality in the Coachella Valley, and contributed to the push for equity in education nationwide. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Juan is guided by his firm belief that a better world is possible through collaboration, creativity, and solidarity with others.

    • Kaitlin Funaro

      Principal

      Los Angeles

      Kaitlin (she/her/hers) developed her storytelling skills in the seven years she spent as a public radio producer. Now, she uses her deep understanding of story and media trends to create advocacy campaigns that emotionally connect with people and move them to action. Kaitlin is motivated by how quickly narratives are changing on critical issues from gun violence prevention to economic equity and climate justice — especially on campaigns led by youth. Kaitlin believes strongly that a bold vision, compelling design, and equity-based solutions have the power to create change. She’s proud to show her two kids that the world doesn’t just happen around us — we all have a role in shaping it.

    • Kasey Iranon

      Associate Director

      Seattle

      Kasey (she/her) is a seasoned communications strategist who enjoys employing her experience in campaign management, research synthesis, and message development to advance social justice causes. Born and raised near Seattle, she is inspired every day by her clients who advocate for a more equitable and just Washington state. Kasey has worked on a wide range of projects and campaigns, including ones specific to racial and gender equity, fighting for reproductive justice, and finding solutions to homelessness. As a proud Asian American and the granddaughter of immigrants, Kasey believes in the transformative power of storytelling to uplift the strength and resilience of diverse communities.

    • Kathryn Burke Johnson

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Kathryn is an advocate who specializes in strategic communications development, policy advocacy, and campaign management. She is passionate about using communications to drive lasting political and social change. With experience building stakeholder coalitions, managing public education campaigns, and elected official engagement for private and public organizations, Kathryn uses her expertise to advance the goals of RALLY’s mission-driven clients on issues ranging from healthcare to educational equity and economic justice. A Floridan turned Californian, Kathryn unplugs by spending as much time as she can outside in the sun - with SPF and a good book.

    • Katrina Wu

      Account Executive, Design

      Los Angeles

      Katrina (she/her/hers) is a visual designer and media creator with a love for storytelling. Grounded by her experience growing up with immigrant parents, she aims to integrate social impact into the visual medium. At RALLY, Katrina helps amplify the messages of her cause-driven clients by producing visual solutions: including, but not limited to, branding guidelines, layout designs, and social media. Katrina graduated with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Cognitive Science-Design from UC San Diego. She enjoys New York Times crosswords, overanalyzing films, and stories that make us feel less alone.

    • Keeley Smith

      Director

      Seattle

      Storytelling for social impact became Keeley’s chief focus after covering politics, human rights abuses, and education for outlets in Cambodia, New Hampshire, and her native Washington state. Her decade-plus experience leading communications for congressional candidates, elected officials, philanthropies, and corporations informs her approach to building campaigns that resonate with the hearts and minds of diverse target audiences. She is passionate about information consumption and local news, and sees the production of engaging, truthful content as critical to preserving our democracy and creating a better world for future generations. A former college athlete, Keeley is an avid hiker and yogi – hobbies that power her drive to expand access to opportunity.

    • Kialani Asayo Mackey

      Account Associate, Digital

      San Francisco

      Kialani is a highly skilled digital strategist with a passion for promoting equity through accessible communication. With a diverse background in biology, public health, and science and academic communications, she possesses a unique ability to simplify complex information to make it easily digestable. Her expertise spans a range of social and environmental issues, including mental health and climate justice. Kialani approaches each project with a creative and analytical perspective, delivering impactful solutions. Kialani was raised in Seattle, Washington and earned Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College. She values powerful storytelling that puts people’s stories at the forefront of campaigns.

    • Kristen Armellini

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Kristen is a skilled communications and policy professional with expertise in public relations for progressive leaders and causes. With a proven track record of success, she has a talent for translating ideas into meaningful impact for audiences across the nation. Kristen has extensive experience in crafting strategic messaging campaigns for legislators on a range of important issues, including voting rights, reproductive health care, racial justice, and climate action. Committed to creating change through effective communication, she excels at bridging the gap between communities and those in positions of power. At home, Kristen is a proud pet owner of a dog and a one-eyed cat affectionately named Uno.

    • Latia Curry Harrison

      Principal

      Los Angeles

      Latia has spent over two decades advising companies and industry leaders on strategic communications. She channels her diverse career experience in public relations, marketing, international NGOs and government into laser-focused messaging and campaigns that actually move people towards real change. She is a familiar lead on RALLY’s work in racial and economic justice and health equity. Latia has most recently driven the firm’s portfolio in the corporate brand advocacy space and serves as a regular speaker on how companies can authentically use their power to change the world.

    • Lee Ann Brennan

      Accounting and Operations Coordinator

      Austin

      Lee Ann brings a rich background of experience with over 30 years in accounting, complemented by an operational background, spanning from nonprofits to major corporations. Her expertise lies in financial management and optimizing operational efficiencies and system integrations. She thrives on identifying and implementing innovative solutions that enhance productivity and drive organizational success. Adaptable and challenge-driven, Lee Ann continuously seeks opportunities to expand her impact and is deeply passionate about contributing to organizations that drive positive change in the world. Outside of work, Lee Ann enjoys comedy, music, and spending quality time with her dog, Harley, especially during their Starbucks "pup cup" outings.

    • Lena Kazer Álvarez

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Lena is a creative project manager and communications expert with a background in film production and advertising. Lena excels at leading integrated teams of writers, designers, videographers, and digital specialists in the development of strategic campaigns that help clients reach their goals. Her vision informed the development of a virtual storytelling content series for United Way of Greater Los Angeles during COVID-19 as well as a successful health equity campaign for C40 Cities in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. As a multimedia artist and the former creative director of an international travel publication, Lena believes in the power of creativity to drive social change. 

    • Leo Wallach

      Principal

      San Francisco

      Leo brings a unique approach to strategic communications forged over many hard-fought ballot measures and issue campaigns. Leo believes in the art, science, and power of communications and strategy to help organizations and leaders make real change in the world. Today, he helps lead RALLY’s work on political campaigns and paid media, and revels in unpackaging complex issues from promoting solar energy to ending the tobacco epidemic to shaping our education system for the future. Previously, Leo worked at a political consulting firm, got his MBA from Berkeley, and planted RALLY’s flag in San Francisco.

    • Maddie Hamb

      Associate Director

      San Francisco

      Maddie is a seasoned strategist with extensive experience leading integrated communications campaigns. She’s passionate about developing thoughtful, audience-driven messaging and concepting creative solutions that inspire action, make an impact and drive progress toward a more just and equitable future. Maddie has worked closely with nonprofits and foundations on strategic communications and coalition building, as well as with corporate clients on overall reputation strategy and brand building. When she’s not at RALLY, Maddie loves to experiment in the kitchen and be outside as much as possible to enjoy everything the beautiful Bay Area has to offer.

    • Madeline León

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Madeline is a communications strategist who believes the power of storytelling can change the way people think about social issues. With a background in journalism, public affairs, and digital storytelling for education and sustainability programs, Madeline has seen how impactful narrative shifts can be. She utilizes her media relations, messaging, and digital storytelling skills to tackle issues related to tribal sovereignty, reimagine the future of schools, and expand education-to-career paths for the current generation of workers. Madeline holds two Bachelor's degrees in Communications and Human Development and a minor in Environmental Systems from UC San Diego. She enjoys playing tennis, exploring new places via books and traveling, and teaching new words to her parrot, Paco.

    • Maha Ghandour

      Senior Account Executive

      Seattle

      Maha is a creative communications specialist with expertise in digital communications, influencer marketing, and event management. With a background in entertainment and education in labor relations, Maha is deeply passionate about discovering innovative methods to leverage media for advancing social change. Maha’s work with political campaigns, government, nonprofits and foundations is shaped by her identity as a proud child of African immigrants. Drawing from her lived experiences, Maha executes strategies for effectively communicating with hard-to-reach audiences. Maha is energized to drive social change by her colleagues,  family, community and time outside with her dog, Rory.

    • Manny Rivera

      Principal

      Seattle

      Manny is a communications strategist and advisor to foundations, non-profits, advocacy organizations, and philanthropists seeking to drive impact through communications. A seasoned expert in narrative change, media relations, and crisis and litigation communications, Manny has been an instrumental member of RALLY’s impact litigation practice and has helped numerous clients protect and bolster their brand and reputation, even in the face of complex communications challenges. His work has stretched from leading communications around the federal constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, paving the road to federal marriage equality, to supporting the day-to-day external communications for Black Lives Matter. Born in Nicaragua, Manny enjoys infusing poesy into daily conversations (practically a Nicaraguan pastime), though he sometimes struggles with American idioms.

    • Max Brimelow

      Senior Video Producer

      San Francisco

      Max (he/him/his) is a video producer, editor, and motion graphics artist committed to supporting progressive causes through impactful storytelling. With a background in visual journalism, Max helps RALLY teams bring their creative visions to life, from ideation and script-writing to shooting, cutting, and animating. His work has helped many of RALLY’s clients spread their compelling messages on TV, digital, and social media channels. Raised in the U.K., Max has previously worked as a freelance journalist, teacher, and even a tour guide. In his free time, you might find him playing football (soccer), hiking, fishing, or enjoying a round of disc golf.

    • Maxine Zhao

      Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Maxine is a digital communications strategist with a deep interest in using storytelling to change our planet and its inhabitants for the better. At RALLY, she uses her experience in higher education, community organizing, and the California legislature to create and execute digital strategy on social media and beyond. Maxine is a first-generation Chinese American woman who grew up in Scotland and California, and believes in the value of lived experience and cultural understanding to create positive change. When she’s not working, you can find Maxine dabbling in art projects and scratching her cat’s belly.

    • Megan Wilensky

      Account Associate

      San Francisco

      Megan is a communications strategist passionate about advocating for underserved communities and creating positive change through storytelling. With her experience in nonprofits, public affairs, and community organizing, Megan has seen the power of strategic narrative building in shaping social change. Megan holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Media and Visual Culture Studies and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Redlands. She recently graduated with a Master’s in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco, where she explored reproductive justice, immigrant rights, and economic justice. In her free time, you can find Megan reading a book with her two cats or keeping up to date with her favorite K-pop groups.

    • Michelle Gonzales

      Associate Director, Accounting

      Austin

      As an integral member of RALLY’s finance team, Michelle (she/her) brings over 20 years of accounting and auditing experience from publishing and global engineering industries to small businesses. With strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail, she supports RALLY’s fiscal operations and mission by consistently implementing process improvements and employing a steadfast dedication for streamlining all accounting functions. Michelle is passionate about volunteering for a variety of social justice issues with her three daughters and husband to embolden a new generation of advocates, voters, and consumers to create positive change.

    • Mickey Lynch

      Digital Account Executive

      New York

      Mickey (she/her) is a climate warrior and digital communications strategist with a background in brand strategy. She uses her combined digital and communications expertise to provide informed solutions for our clients. Mickey helped shape the Chinook Justice and Ship It Zero campaigns through landscape analysis, social auditing, and digital strategy development. Additionally, she has assisted clients with website and social media management. As a Gen-Z activist herself, Mickey believes in the power of creative solutions and youth leaders to create social change.

    • Miki Katoni

      Video Producer

      Los Angeles

      Miki (he/him) is a seasoned video producer and motion graphics artist, possessing a rich background in documentary filmmaking. With a comprehensive skill set in video production, he manages projects from inception to completion, encompassing ideation, scriptwriting, editing, and animation. Miki honed his craft as a freelance professional, creating engaging videos and short documentaries for organizations such as The United Nations, The New York Times, and POLITICO. At RALLY, Miki empowers clients to bring their organization’s values and mission to life tapping into the transformative power of visual storytelling.  Originally from Los Angeles, he enjoys exploring the city in his free time, indulging in culinary adventures, hiking, and watching the latest movies.

    • Nick Magel

      Director

      San Francisco

      Nick brings his unique experience working at the nexus of issue advocacy, public relations, and corporate communications to lead the design of brand advocacy and social impact campaigns at RALLY. From international NGOs to Fortune 500 companies, Nick advises clients on creating purposeful advocacy programs that build stakeholder trust, strengthen brand reputation, and grow social movements. A curious instigator, Nick pushes clients to weave advocacy into the foundation of their work by exploring communications strategies that activate new audiences through innovative, accessible campaigns. Nick received his B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Toledo, and his M.S. in Education from Lesley University. He does his best thinking while trail running in Marin, where he lives with his wife and pup.

    • Noah Finneburgh

      Director

      San Francisco

      Noah is a political, media, and communications strategist with expertise in electoral campaigns, paid media, and messaging. Noah is passionate about telling clients’ stories through powerful and persuasive TV, mail, and digital advertising. At RALLY, he has worked to help elect candidates to local, state, and federal office, to secure big ballot measure wins, and to advance progressive public policy in multiple states. Noah’s TV, digital, and direct mail work has been recognized with awards from the American Association of Political Consultants and Campaigns and Elections magazine. Noah grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Film and Digital Media and a Minor in Electronic Music.

    • Olivia Goldin-Dubois

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Olivia is a seasoned communicator with a passion for effecting positive change in her community. Her expertise stems from a diverse background including research and political campaigns work. She leverages her experience in strategic communications to advocate for important issues such as climate justice, educational equity, and reproductive health rights. Olivia holds Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Theater from the University of Miami and enjoys nature, reading, experimenting in the kitchen, and attending concerts, comedy shows, and soccer games. With a background in acting, she also has a deep love for theater.

    • Pi specializes in translating complex issues into engaging messaging, campaign strategies, and content. Pi works with foundations, brands, nonprofits and coalitions around the world on education equity, environmental justice, racial equity, and homelessness. Prior to RALLY, Pi worked at a consulting firm advising celebrities and brands on philanthropy, and spent almost a decade at the UN running campaigns and communications responses in complex political contexts. Pi’s work has taken her to more than 25 countries where she’s seen firsthand the power of storytelling for social change. She loves big ideas as much as getting things done, and finds joy in connection, nature and her very loud toddler.

    • Pranett Chhunpen

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      A skilled communications strategist, Pranett executes social media campaigns, grassroots outreach, and political campaigns that address our country’s most pressing racial, economic, and health inequities. From education to environmental injustices, Pranett has worked alongside foundations and local and statewide government agencies to activate change, empower diverse communities, and communicate to people about issues that matter. As a native San Diegan, Pranett is always on the lookout for an empty beach to sit with a good book and a California burrito.

    • René Sharanya Verma

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      As a spoken word poet and visual storyteller, René (she/her/hers) is passionate about communications’ ability to both comfort and disrupt. At RALLY, René supports clients building a more inhabitable planet, more just and equitable communities, and more accountable public institutions through organizational strategy, coalition building, and narrative change efforts. From California to the Democratic Republic of Congo, she has helped build rights-based messaging, drive earned media outreach, and provide strategic thought partnership for organizations championing affordable housing, food security and sovereignty, and energy access. Born in New Delhi, India and raised by two generations of independent journalists, farmer leaders, and healthcare workers, René believes in the power of good trouble, hazelnut chocolate, and the US Women’s soccer team.

    • Ria Coen Gilbert

      Account Associate

      Seattle

      Ria is a communications strategist who uses the power of storytelling to drive impact. With a background in campaign organizing, grassroots activism, the podcast industry, and corporate social responsibility, Ria uses unique tactical approaches to proactively meet any client needs. At RALLY, Ria has supported campaign development and execution in issue areas such as California’s affordable housing crisis, the child welfare industry, tribal sovereignty, and voter engagement. Her passion for positive impact extends beyond the office, where she loves teaching fitness classes, sharing new recipes, and inviting friends for adventures in the great outdoors.

    • Rodrigo Gouveia

      Associate Director, Design

      New York

      Rodrigo is a visual communicator experienced in a wide range of digital mediums. He creates graphic solutions in print, web, motion, and interaction that best translates and moves clients’ ideas and messaging strategy towards its intended audience. He was the designer behind the brand identity for the All In Washington COVID-19 relief campaign across Washington State and a series of videos and infographics for the California Tobacco Control Program. Rodrigo believes that design is undeniably nestled at the core of a successful communications strategy and it should be used for a greater purpose — reinventing the world around us by giving it new colors.

    • Ronit Sholkoff

      Account Associate

      New York

      Ronit Sholkoff is a communications strategist passionate about using storytelling to drive change. With a background in political campaigns, local government, and journalism, Ronit strongly believes in the power of words to shape the world we live in.  She approaches her work with creativity, curiosity, and empathy and uses those values to rally for change in issue areas ranging from the environment to poverty alleviation. Shaped by California public schools, Ronit values the creation of diverse and equitable spaces, and as a lifelong student of history, understands how our unique stories and experiences shape our present and future.

    • Sabina Li

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Sabina is a communications specialist with expertise in campaign management, messaging development, earned media, and event planning. Sabina works side-by-side with nonprofits, foundations, advocacy organizations, and corporations to drive change and help them achieve their goals. She has experience working across a range of issues including advancing health equity, building a movement toward a more equitable education system, and creating spaces for youth activists to grow their power. Motivated by her background as a first-generation Asian American, Sabina is passionate about collaborating with clients to advance equitable communications and uplift diverse stories and perspectives.

    • Sam Tift

      Associate Director, Digital

      Los Angeles

      With over a decade of digital experience working for U.S. Senate campaigns, nationwide nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies, Sam works with RALLY’s clients to develop impactful digital solutions to their toughest challenges. In an era where digital and politics is constantly evolving, Sam’s mission is to provide clients with cutting-edge approaches to solve their digital needs. Whether that involves laying out niche advertising tactics or brand building guidance, his recommendations come from a heavily-researched, data-driven, and audience-centric approach. Sam’s perseverance and optimism are demonstrated by his insistence on never giving up on the Minnesota Vikings, or America.

    • Sarah Sifuentes

      Associate Director

      Los Angeles

      Sarah (she/her/hers) brings expertise in message development and organizing to RALLY, where she guides the creation and execution of impactful communications campaigns. With a background in strategic research, Sarah understands how to connect across diverse audiences to shape attitudes and drive change. She has supported campaigns for candidates at every level, from school board to President, and helped advocacy organizations tackling challenges that range from education equity to criminal justice to food sovereignty. Born in California, Sarah has lived across all corners of the country, from Alaska to New Jersey to Texas, and draws on these experiences in her passion for addressing and understanding of the issues we face today.

    • Shae Collins

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      As a former journalist and lifestyle writer turned communications strategist, Shae works with organizations to get their messaging strategies just right. Her expertise has supported advocacy efforts that ensured education equity-focused legislation successfully made it to the Governor's desk, was signed into law and implemented across California’s public colleges and universities. Shae believes in the power of strategic communications to change the narrative around an issue and make meaningful impacts on people’s lives. She enjoys working with passionate people at organizations that go against the grain for the sake of justice. When she isn’t at her desk, Shae is at her sewing machine, creating her outfit to wear to work the following day.

    • Shea Irwin

      Account Executive, Design

      Los Angeles

      Shea (she/her/hers) creates graphic solutions working with RALLY clients to visually communicate their compelling messaging and stories into digital platforms. With experience in branding, web design and print, she helps build creative strategies that drive folks to take action. Shea has collaborated with clients in various issue areas and most recently was the designer behind the Ship It Zero campaign. Shea earned a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Environmental Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While she does love design, Shea also loves the beach and enjoys listening to live music and trying delicious food around her community.

    • Shelby Weiss

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Shelby (she/her/hers) is a skilled communications strategist who supports diverse projects through message development, storytelling, event logistics, and social media management. Fueled by the power of words, Shelby is committed to elevating the messages, voices, and narratives of those fighting for the change we want to see in the world. At RALLY, Shelby has had the opportunity to work on a range of issues from finding solutions to homelessness to resource equity to food sovereignty. A lifetime Californian, Shelby spends her time outdoors, at farmers’ markets, or stuck in traffic listening to Broadway soundtracks.

    • Sheri Klein

      Director, Research and Strategy

      New York

      Sheri is a sociologist in training with extensive experience in advising on the planning, research, and development of numerous social cause marketing campaigns that address issues like education, mental health, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. At RALLY, Sheri's primary focus is on driving impact by identifying critical insights, developing strategic plans, sharing best practices, and devising evidence-based solutions to shift public attitudes and behaviors. Sheri's academic credentials include a B.A. and M.A. in sociology. Before joining RALLY, she served as a leader for 17 years at the Ad Council, where she spearheaded the development of several award-winning PSA campaigns. Sheri is passionate about fostering a sense of belonging for everyone and is delighted to be part of a team dedicated to serving others and each other.

    • Sofia de la Vega

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Sofia is an intuitive communications professional with a background in broadcast media and nonprofit communications. Her strategic insights, creative storytelling, and knowledge of the media landscape has made Sofia an asset to nonprofits, educational institutions, healthcare giants, and local governments in capturing the attention of diverse audiences. Sofia drove the integrated marketing strategy behind the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, work that has been recognized with awards from the Public Relations Society of America. In both her personal and professional life, Sofia is a passionate advocate for resource equity and youth development initiatives that position future generations for success, and works hard to empower clients and peers alike to create a more equitable world.

    • Sunny Wang

      Senior Account Executive

      Seattle

      Sunny has over 15 years of experience spanning public, private, and academic sectors – bringing a wide perspective and expertise in communications, message development, strategic partnerships, campaign management, and policy. As a firm believer that collective individual action leads to change, Sunny joined RALLY to support the many clients advancing social progress and equity, pushing for more accountable institutions, and protecting Earth’s natural resources. She received her B.A. in Public Administration with a minor in Communications at California State University, Fullerton and holds a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Environmental Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

    • Sydney Segal

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Sydney is a dedicated advocate who values every opportunity to delve into new issues and, through thoughtful storytelling, make it easier for audiences to do the same. A well-rounded communications strategist, she brings diverse skills in editorial, digital marketing, and public relations gained at news, entertainment, and education organizations. Sydney’s work, as well as her academic background in media studies, journalism, and Spanish at UC Berkeley, stems from a belief in the profound power of language to open doors and drive change. Even in making art or searching for the best investigative podcast in her free time, Sydney approaches life with curiosity and creativity to consistently deliver innovation and impact.

    • Sydney Spier

      Senior Account Executive

      New York

      An experienced communications strategist, Sydney works with RALLY’s clients to change hearts and minds through campaign positioning and messaging, legislative advocacy, and thought leadership development. Her experience working on political campaigns, for elected representatives, and for nonprofits allows her to see social challenges from many different angles. Growing up in the creative world as a ballet dancer, Sydney is always leaning into innovative and fresh thinking. At RALLY, she works on issues ranging from education equity to environmental justice to racial and gender equity.

    • Taylor Bollhagen

      Senior Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Taylor is a political and communications strategist with years of experience working across the country on hard-fought Senate, gubernatorial, and congressional races. A campaigner at heart, he is passionate about building efficient, execution focused operations, and crafting persuasive messages to win competitive elections. As a member of the RALLY campaigns team, Taylor helps guide political clients in dynamic environments and manages paid communications. Taylor is a University of Wisconsin alumni and Southern California native. Outside the office you can find him rooting for Wisconsin sports teams or enjoying the great outdoors.

    • Tiffany Cho

      Senior Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Tiffany is a digital strategist with a background in community outreach, social media strategy, and website development management. With her research and analysis skills and digital knowledge, she has worked with nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and foundations to develop and execute mission-driven strategies on their digital channels. She works on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to gender and racial equity with clients like All In Washington. As a former student advocate and organizer, she is passionate about inclusive communications and coupling words with action. In her spare time, she is a dedicated pug parent and multimedia artist.

    • Vanessa Rodriguez

      Senior Director

      Los Angeles

      With more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of corporate communications, government, and public affairs, Vanessa helps clients develop advocacy campaigns that shape public opinion and advance legislation. Her earned media savvy has propelled the toughest issues into the national spotlight creating the momentum needed for action. A former California state commissioner, Vanessa now serves on the City of Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women where she advocates for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

    • Veronica Milliken

      Senior Account Executive

      Seattle

      Veronica is an issue advocate with a background in political campaign strategy, community outreach, and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about creating lasting political and social change through voter mobilization, message development, and stakeholder engagement. She has worked on issues ranging from economic sustainability for BIPOC small businesses to equitable public education funding. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ family, Veronica often seeks out opportunities to elevate voices in her vibrant community. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys trying out new recipes and finding the best pho wherever she lives.

    • Wardah Imran

      Account Executive, Digital

      Los Angeles

      Wardah is a digital strategist with a background in civil rights nonprofit work. Through RALLY's work — to protect diverse education that does not erase the history of marginalized communities, fight for environmental justice against oil and gas companies, secure federal recognition for Indigenous tribes, and more — Wardah has worked with the digital, design, and communications teams to build strong and engaging campaigns that drive people to take meaningful action. She believes all content creation should be approached through the lens of intersectionality and equity.