We are a diverse team of advocates

Our team

  • Alex Hammarstedt

    Senior Design Executive

    San Francisco

  • Alexia Suarez

    Account Associate

    Seattle

  • Alexis Mahrus

    Design Director

    San Francisco

  • Alice Harrison

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Alisha Qiu

    Senior Account Executive

    New York

  • Alyssa Fong

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Amber Hubert

    Business Administrator

    Los Angeles

  • Amy Clark

    Account Manager

    Seattle

  • Amy Dubose

    Account Manager

    Los Angeles

  • Andy Calderon

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Anna Mkhikian

    Senior Designer

    Los Angeles

  • Annie Kim

    Account Manager

    Los Angeles

  • Anu Sarode

    Digital Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Ashley Burns Nascimento

    Principal

    Seattle

  • Becca Roithmayr

    Senior Account Executive

    New York

  • Brian Denney

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Caroline Smith

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Cathy Chen

    Digital Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Chantal Wong

    Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Chey Bell

    Senior Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Christopher Palafox

    Design Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Claire Shipton

    Account Manager

    San Francisco

  • Colin Hernandez

    Digital Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Dan Le

    Video Producer

    San Francisco

  • David Edwards

    Director of People and Culture

    San Francisco

  • Derek Jansen

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Derwin Aikens

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Devin McMahon

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Elle Carlos

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Elyse Dickson Becker

    Account Manager - Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Emily Kopsick

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Emma Chow

    Account Associate

    Seattle

  • Felix Schein

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Fiona McLeod

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Hailey Shaw

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Haley Townes

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Hannah Milgrom

    Account Manager

    Los Angeles

  • Hillary Moglen

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Howli Pfeiffer

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Jack Spiegelman

    Digital Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Jacob Hay

    Director

    Los Angeles

  • Jared Robinson

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Joanna McKelvey

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Jodie Gayagoy

    Design Associate

    San Francisco

  • Juan Bustillo

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Julia Dionne

    Senior Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Kaitlin Funaro

    Director

    Los Angeles

  • Kasey Iranon

    Senior Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Kate Dooley

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Kathryn Burke

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Katrina Wu

    Design Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Lara Bergthold

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Latia Curry Harrison

    Principal

    Los Angeles

  • Leah Henderson

    Account Executive

    San Francisco

  • Lena Kazer

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Leo Wallach

    Principal

    San Francisco

  • Madeline León

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Manny Rivera

    Principal

    Seattle

  • Max Brimelow

    Video Producer

    San Francisco

  • Maxine Zhao

    Digital Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Michelle Gonzales

    Accounting Manager

    Austin

  • Mickey Lynch

    Digital Account Associate

    New York

  • Nana Udoyen

    Director of Finance

    Austin

  • Nayab Iqbal

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Noah Finneburgh

    Director

    San Francisco

  • Oscar Palma

    Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Phaedra Dunn

    Manager of People and Culture

    New York

  • Pi James

    Director

  • Pranett Chhunpen

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Rachel Winton

    Digital Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • René Sharanya Verma

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Rodrigo Gouveia

    Senior Design Executive

    New York

  • Ronit Sholkoff

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Sabina Li

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Sam Tift

    Account Manager - Digital

    Los Angeles

  • Sam Trinh

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Samantha Wong

    Senior Digital Account Executive

    New York

  • Sarah Sifuentes

    Account Manager

    Los Angeles

  • Shae Collins

    Senior Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Shea Irwin

    Design Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Shelby Weiss

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Sofia de la Vega

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Sydney Spier

    Senior Account Executive

    New York

  • Taseen Shamim

    Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Tasneem Norris

    Digital Account Associate

    New York

  • Taylor Bollhagen

    Senior Account Executive - Campaigns

    Los Angeles

  • Tiffany Cho

    Digital Account Executive

    Los Angeles

  • Vanessa Rodriguez

    Director

    Los Angeles

  • Veronica Carbonell

    Account Associate

    San Francisco

  • Veronica Milliken

    Account Executive

    Seattle

  • Veronica Montoya

    Digital Account Associate

    Los Angeles

  • Wardah Imran

    Digital Account Associate

    Los Angeles

    • Alex Hammarstedt

      Senior Design Executive

      San Francisco

      A graphic designer with a background in brand development, visual identities, and website design, Alex approaches each new project with an understanding that design is a powerful communications tool. As a seasoned creative and collaborator, Alex is skilled at bringing new thinking and ideas to life and also at leading clients through the creative process. She has collaborated with nonprofits, foundations, and political candidates advocating for a better future, working in environmental, education, and health equity spaces. Alex is experienced in designing projects with urgency to meet the moment. An Oakland native, she spends her free time roller skating around Lake Merritt, connecting with her community.

    • 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

      Design Director

      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

      Senior Account Executive

      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

      Business Administrator

      Los Angeles

      Amber (she/her/hers) supports RALLY’s People & Culture team in a multitude of ways from recruiting talented candidates, to developing processes, resources, and experiences that aid RALLYers in tackling the issues we care about. A seasoned marketer and project manager, Amber has reimagined and refined our new business and marketing materials which have played an important role in RALLY’s tremendous growth, specifically in engaging potential clients who seek to develop strategies that shift perception and make an impact. As an essayist and performer, Amber knows the importance of story and the power it plays in creating positive change.

    • Amy Clark

      Account Manager

      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

      Account Manager

      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.

    • Andy Calderon

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Andy is a communications strategist passionate about changing the world through storytelling, community engagement, and advocacy. Andy has worked collaboratively to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness, expanded diversity in science education, and implemented digital campaigns for environmental protection. With a background in grassroots outreach and humanitarian crisis response, Andy uses his skills and lived experience to uplift communities. He was born in Nicaragua and raised in California, and he enjoys spending time at the beach, writing poetry, and making dance videos to his favorite Shakira songs.

    • Anna Mkhikian

      Senior Designer

      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

      Account Manager

      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

      Digital Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Anu (she/her/hers) is a communications strategist with a background in government and public policy. In a world of constantly evolving technology, Anu believes that being digitally savvy is the cornerstone of successful strategic messaging. Having worked with foundations and many elected representatives on their political campaigns, Anu is equipped to handle the various facets of digital communications. Before she found her place at RALLY, Anu executed digital strategy and communications for the San Diego Democratic Party and San Diego County Chair, Nathan Fletcher. Anu is a lifelong Southern Californian who spends her free time writing music and reading 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.

    • Brian Denney

      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.

    • Caroline Smith

      Account Associate

      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

      Digital Account Executive

      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

      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.

    • Chey Bell

      Senior Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      As a talented media and communications strategist, Chey helps organizations discover fresh ways to bring their message to audiences and inspire them to take action. She leverages her experience working with clients in healthcare, consumer tech, and entertainment to develop compelling strategies and tactics for RALLY's clients. Chey is passionate about inspiring conversations that reshape perceptions and confront hard truths, and is encouraged by people who take an interest and responsibility for creating equitable opportunities and a more inclusive world. Her passion for helping organizations tell stories has been awarded by Bull Dog, MarCom, and Communicator, recognizing outstanding creativity, hard work, and excellent communications plans. 

    • Christopher Palafox

      Design Associate

      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

      Account Manager

      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.

    • Colin Hernandez

      Digital Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Colin is a seasoned digital specialist who helps nonprofit organizations navigate and grow in an ever-changing digital landscape. At RALLY, he develops and implements content and marketing strategies that aid clients in achieving their goals. Previously, Colin worked in digital strategy at the Vera Institute of Justice, in digital advocacy at Americans for Tax Fairness, and he managed digital communications at Equality California. His mission has always been to advance progressive change and bring an end to the systemic racist, economic, and gender-based barriers that prevent people from living their lives. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Colin studied Political Science at CU Boulder. Off the clock, he enjoys spending time with his dog, Zelda, and homebrewing beer.

    • Dan Le

      Video Producer

      San Francisco

      Dan (they/them) is a filmmaker who started their career in Los Angeles. They have taken that strong production background from Southern California to the Bay Area collaborating closely with local artists and nonprofit groups creating works featured in spaces such as Vimeo, Kodak, and KQED. They strive to produce video pieces that push visual storytelling and bring out the essence of its subjects by highlighting the quotidian details of their lives. As a RALLYer, Dan is ecstatic to bring that same energy and creativity into delivering unapologetically progressive driven work. Outside of the office, Dan can be found at your local coffee shop, art scene, or taco truck.

    • David Edwards

      Director of 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

      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.

    • 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

      Account Manager - 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 Kopsick

      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.

    • Emma Chow

      Account Associate

      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

      Principal

      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.

    • Fiona McLeod

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Fiona is a communications strategist who uses her passion for mission-driven storytelling and advocacy to advance the fights for social and environmental justice. With a background in journalism, creative writing, and political campaigns, Fiona excels at distilling complex ideas into compelling narratives that engage others and inspire them to take action. She has worked on issues ranging from climate justice to racial equity to education. She uses her expertise in research and analysis, media relations, and strategic messaging to uplift activists’ voices and help clients drive social and political change. Born and raised in the Bay, Fiona loves all things California – in her free time, you’ll usually find her backpacking, reading, gardening, or baking sourdough bread.

    • Hailey Shaw

      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

      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

      Account Manager

      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.

    • 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.

    • Jack Spiegelman

      Digital Senior Account Executive

      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

      Director

      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.

    • Joanna McKelvey

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Joanna is a skilled communications strategist with experience driving earned media, leading social media campaigns, and distilling complex information into accessible products. Coming from a research background, Joanna understands the value of using plain language to ensure audiences can quickly absorb campaign messaging. She has worked with nonprofits, foundations, and advocacy organizations across a range of issues including mental health, early childhood, child welfare, 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

      Design Associate

      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.

    • Juan Bustillo

      Account Associate

      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.

    • Julia Dionne

      Senior Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Julia is a communications strategist and creative project manager. She is experienced with crafting clear and compelling messaging, organizing online events that drive action, and managing complex projects that integrate digital media and design. Julia is passionate about creating a livable climate and healthy planet for all, and she has led communications campaigns for better wildfire management, a just transition away from fossil fuels in California, and for a thriving Ugandan economy not dependent on the oil and gas industry. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her reading and writing, cycling or backpacking in the Bay Area, and hosting concerts at her house.

    • Kaitlin Funaro

      Director

      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

      Senior Account Executive

      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 homelesssness. 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.

    • Kate Dooley

      Account Associate

      San Francisco

      Kate is a communications strategist who understands that storytelling and community activism are inextricably linked. At RALLY, Kate works with clients to transform narratives around critical issues including child welfare, resource equity, and attacks on public education. Before joining RALLY, Kate wrote and compiled grants for a nonprofit Canadian publication, with a focus on publishing underrepresented voices. She holds a BA in English and Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado and an MA in Literature from the University of British Columbia. Outside of work, her simple pleasures include books, oranges, and the sea.

    • Kathryn Burke

      Senior Account Executive

      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

      Design Associate

      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.

    • Lara Bergthold

      Principal

      Los Angeles

      Lara is an accomplished communications strategist and an expert at integrating her wide network of relationships in entertainment, politics, policy and advocacy to develop and launch impactful campaigns that drive folks to take action. She has decades of experience crafting messaging, creatively designing communications strategies, and advising on political and philanthropic giving. As a mother of a teenage boy, Lara is committed to fighting for big ideas that can end homelessness, heal our planet and protect the vulnerable, so that upcoming generations can thrive.

    • 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.

    • Leah Henderson

      Account Executive

      San Francisco

      Leah is a strategic communications specialist with a background in public relations. She brings expertise in earned media, social media, and events, as well as an innate ability to distill complex ideas into approachable, succinct messages. Often referred to as an “old soul,” Leah approaches her work with curiosity, thoughtfulness, and empathy. Conscientious to the core, she upholds a clear set of values in and outside of the workplace, a passion for social justice and the environment, and a drive to make the world a better place for all. She enjoys hiking and immersing herself in nature, pretending she’s in the circus while practicing aerial silks, and finding the best vegan spots in every city. 

    • Lena Kazer

      Senior Account Executive

      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.

    • Madeline León

      Account Associate

      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.

    • 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

      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

      Digital Account Executive

      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.

    • Michelle Gonzales

      Accounting Manager

      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 Associate

      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.

    • Nana Udoyen

      Director of Finance

      Austin

      Nana is a financial leader with deep corporate and nonprofit management expertise skilled in scaling organizations, systems implementation, process efficiency, and strategic planning. She leads the development and application of RALLY’s financial strategy and operations, and the promotion of strong internal controls. She is dedicated to creating innovative process improvements and robust fiscal planning systems. Originally from Chicago, Nana enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports—especially college football and tennis, and is an avid spreadsheet user.

    • Nayab Iqbal

      Account Associate

      San Francisco

      Nayab is a communications strategist with expertise in securing earned media, crafting social media strategy, and developing messaging that resonates. She has worked alongside her teams to support progress across a diverse range of issues, including advancing environmental justice in Africa, advocating for an increased economic safety net in California, and making a case for public power. Nayab approaches all her work with creativity, empathy, and a belief that communications can be used as a powerful tool to bridge political and social divides. In her free time, you can find Nayab reading a book at a local coffee shop, solving the New York Times crossword, or planning her next getaway.

    • 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 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.

    • Oscar Palma

      Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Oscar is a communications specialist with experience in securing earned media, managing social media content, providing research and analysis, and leading in-person activations for healthcare, government, and nonprofit organizations. A native of Southern California, Oscar has worked locally to reduce mental health stigma, address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and advance participation in the U.S. Census. Inspired by his background as a first-generation Mexican American, Oscar is passionate about addressing social, economical, and environmental issues that many minorities face today. Oscar is a proud graduate of California State University, Fullerton, having earned his BA in Communications.

    • Phaedra Dunn

      Manager of People and Culture

      New York

      With expertise in productive and equitable culture building, Phaedra leverages her unique career experience to manage RALLY’s recruitment and onboarding process. She brings her understanding and passion for people to finding diverse talent. Phaedra oversees RALLY’s hiring practices, growth, and internal policies related to culture and professional development. Phaedra has a background in education and maintained her own private practice as a psychotherapist. Phaedra proudly serves as one of her town's first elected school board members.

    • Pi (she/her/hers) 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.

    • Rachel Winton

      Digital Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Rachel (she/her/hers) is a digital strategist with a background in political campaigns and community organizing. With a passion for storytelling and the firm belief that words can change the world, Rachel creates content to drive narrative change online. She has produced social media content for the California Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program, and helped develop digital strategies and online advocacy tools to increase computer science education and equity in California with CSforCA. Rachel still uses her theatre major everyday through digital storytelling and the occasional political song parody.

    • 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.

    • Rodrigo Gouveia

      Senior Design Executive

      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

      San Francisco

      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 securing earned media, developing messaging that resonates, managing strategic projects, and bringing events to life. Sabina works side-by-side with nonprofits, foundations, advocacy organizations, and corporations to drive change and help them achieve their goals. She has worked to support progress across a diverse range of issues including advancing health equity, creating spaces for youth activists to grow their power, and tackling gun and police violence. 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 that are too often left out.

    • Sam Tift

      Account Manager - 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.

    • Sam Trinh

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      Experienced in community engagement, strategic messaging development, digital media marketing, and earned media, Sam has worked with organizations such as Earthjustice, Walton Family Foundation, and Colorado Health Foundation to help them tell compelling stories around environmental justice, educational equity, and health equity. No matter how formal the subject matter or how didactically it is presented, Sam finds the means by which to weave in the resonant talking points relevant to people’s motives. As a lover of language, what ultimately makes Sam tick is being able to distill disorienting discourse into a carefully crafted narrative that rallies folks to the cause.

    • Samantha Wong

      Senior Digital Account Executive

      New York

      Samantha is a digital strategist experienced in creating engaging digital stories, elevating the voices of communities, and mobilizing audiences to take action. Specializing in digital advertising, social listening, and website builds, Samantha is skilled at helping progressive organizations leverage innovative digital tools to win over hearts and minds. She has collaborated with nonprofits, foundations, and advocacy organizations to advance education equity, advocate for solutions to homelessness, end neighborhood drilling, reduce ocean shipping emissions, and more. Samantha is passionate in using digital technologies for good to create more inclusive and accessible communities.

    • Sarah Sifuentes

      Account Manager

      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

      Design Executive

      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 Associate

      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.

    • Sofia de la Vega

      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.

    • 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.

    • Taseen Shamim

      Account Executive

      Los Angeles

      With expertise in media analysis, message development, earned media strategy, and thought leadership, Taseen knows what it takes to position our clients as experts in their field. Prior to working at RALLY, Taseen helped secure numerous high profile media placements for a variety of nonprofits and advocacy organizations specializing in reproductive and climate justice, voting rights, early childhood care, and higher education. He is passionate about breaking down complex issues into compelling messaging that resonates with wider audiences and ultimately pushes the needle forward on systemic issues. In his free time, Taseen enjoys trying out new restaurants and discussing all things NBA.

    • Tasneem Norris

      Digital Account Associate

      New York

      Tasneem is a digital communications strategist with expertise in social media marketing, media advocacy, and public relations. Her experience working in the nonprofit space has made Tasneem more passionate about fighting for human rights and democracy, increasing sustainability and environmental protections, advocating for the differently-abled, and dismantling inequality. Tasneem graduated from The New School with a Bachelor’s Degree in Culture and Media Studies. When she’s not in the office, Tasneem enjoys trying out local restaurants and spending time with her dog.

    • Taylor Bollhagen

      Senior Account Executive - Campaigns

      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

      Digital Account Executive

      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

      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 Carbonell

      Account Associate

      San Francisco

      Veronica is a communications strategist whose passion for digital strategy has helped her better serve clients advocating for positive change. Her experiences working on Capitol Hill, in the progressive think tank space in Washington, D.C., and in political advertising in San Francisco have shown Veronica firsthand how a successful  communications strategy can have an incredibly groundbreaking effect on a campaign. Her knowledge has allowed her to approach her creative strategies with enthusiasm. Veronica is a proud East Coast Latina raised in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University. She greatly values diverse, equitable spaces, and powerful storytelling’s impact on the world.

    • Veronica Milliken

      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.

    • Veronica Montoya

      Digital Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      Veronica is a digital communications strategist with expertise in organic social media management, digital organizing, and storytelling. Veronica is passionate about educating and empowering communities through digital media. Veronica’s experience in digital voter engagement campaigns, immigrant rights organizations, and university campuses allows her to develop strategies that result in real impact. As a first-generation Mexican-American, Veronica seeks to uplift the voices and stories of communities whose rights need to be protected and expanded. In her free time, Veronica binge-watches Netflix shows, works out at the gym, and shares pictures of new hiking trails she’s explored.

    • Wardah Imran

      Digital Account Associate

      Los Angeles

      With experience in media advocacy, journalism, and video production, Wardah is passionate about the numerous methods in which digital storytelling can be used to tell compelling stories that drive folks to take action. Coming from the civil rights nonprofit space, she believes in the power of language to create meaningful and lasting societal change. Wardah works with RALLY’s digital team to approach all content creation through the lens of intersectionality and compassion. In her spare time, Wardah enjoys photographing her friends and being in or near the water.