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I chaired the Committee to Elect Alessandra Biaggi, State Senator for New York's 34th Senate district (the Bronx & Westchester). I oversaw campaign strategy, team structure and hiring, as well as budget. Alessandra won the Democratic primary on September 13, soundly defeating a 14-year incumbent who outspent us by factor of 10:1. She went on to win the general election with 77% of the vote. During the campaign Alessandra was endorsed by 80+ grassroots groups, labor unions, elected officials, community boards, the New York Times, the Daily News, and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
An entrepreneurial R&D org dedicated to inventing bold new companies, policies, ideas, and movements to improve quality of life for people in the US. The company was an experiment owned by its predecessor, The Future Project. As founding SVP People, I led org design, people ops workflows, and recruiting work, growing the team to 35 people in a year. The team was made up of researchers, analysts, designers, strategists, entrepreneurs, and operators. I also oversaw our pilot public policy research - Enough - which was an examination of economic insecurity in the US, including a feasibility assessment of cash transfer programs (e.g. basic income) as a viable intervention.
I oversaw the recruiting operations & performance management systems for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The $1B campaign operation hired over 4,500 staffers between our Brooklyn HQ and our 500+ field offices across the country. We had a particular focus on hiring a diverse staff, and were successful in creating the most diverse campaign team in history. In the end, we were not successful in delivering Hillary Clinton to the White House. Though the consequences of the 2016 election will be felt for many years to come, we can all work to forge a future for our country that is vibrant, optimistic, thoughtful, and inclusive.
I cofounded ReWork, a mission-driven recruiting firm, to make it easier for talented people to build careers worth having while working on society's most pressing challenges. Since its founding, ReWork has supported tens of thousands of talented professionals with career design and job transitions, and has helped hundreds of mission-driven hiring managers make mission-critical hires for their teams. ReWork was acquired by Koya Leadership Partners in 2017.
I spent the years after graduating college doing a wide range of work projects and activities, as I explored what types of work I found to be meaningful. During these years I did research and wrote business plans and for new ventures, secured $1.5M in grant funding for a few nonprofits, installed rain barrels and home energy efficiency upgrades, did construction work, led backcountry trail crews in US National Parks and ecotourism trips in Latin America, sold fudge at a CostCo in Florida, produced a coupon book featuring socially conscious companies in Pittsburgh, and started a moving company.