Meet Our People

Op Leads

Op Leads are activists who organize within our community, designing and implementing multi-movement Operations that strike at the roots of oppression. They're some of the baddest birds around.

Amélie Liebhaber (she/they)

Favorite Food: Pineapple

Favorite Quote: “In the end, all the struggles have the same objective: the defense of life.” - Ana Sandoval

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Political involvement and direct action, because these create major systemic change.

Athena Thibodeau-Viana (she/her)

Favorite Food: A colorful salad

Favorite Quote: "A thinking woman sleeps with monsters." -Adrienne Rich

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Talking to people face-to-face and hearing their stories.

Em Grybko (they/she)

Favorite Food: Perogies

Favorite Quote: "You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time." - Angela Davis

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Walkouts and sit-ins!

Kacey Fifield (she/her)

Favorite Food: Jolly Llama dairy-free ice cream!

Favorite Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Personal discussions and education!

Mia Jay-Pachirat (she/her)

Favorite Food: Clementines

Favorite Quote: "If we could turn back, we'd probably never end up where we started" - Haruki Murakami

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: From action planning to art activism and everything in between!

Miya Neal (she/her/xe/xyr)

Favorite Food: Potatoes because they're so versatile, the recipes are endless.

Favorite Quote: "Some people spend their whole lives looking for someone who could understand while meanwhile a lilacs blooming, sometimes on the driest land." - Evan Stephens Hall

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Mutual aid

Geo Corps Leads

Geo Corps Leads are on the ground, implementing activism Operation in their towns, cities, and schools. They're the IRL badass birds.

Sofía Gilmore (she/her)

San Diego

Favorite Food: Tomatoes

Favorite Quote: “If people were silent nothing would change” - Malala Yousafzai

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Educational, community outreach, and protests

Community Corps Leads

Community Corps Leads know that community IS resistance. They strengthen and fortify The Corps by keeping it safe, inclusive, and welcoming. They're the birds that keep us together.

Serena Holland (she/her)

Its Lit

Favorite Food: Potato salad

Favorite Quote: “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” - Angela Davis

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Signing petitions and self-education

HQ (aka "The Conspiracy")

The Conspiracy is a collaboration of Raven-aged administrators and older allies (Co-conspirators) who keep things running at The Corps so that our movement can live on.

Anata Tran (she/they)

Community Corps Coordinator

Favorite Food: Tofu pad thai!

Favorite Quote: “Stupid is as stupid does” - Forrest Gump

Cami Hoffman (they/them)

Youth Director

Favorite Food: Sweet potatoes

Favorite Quote: "To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.” - Robin Wall Kimmerer

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Mutual aid, grassroots political organizing/action

Claire Howe (she/her)

Executive Director & Co-founder (Code Name: "Mother Raven")

Favorite Food: Tofu RULES.

Favorite Quote: “When you grow up, your heart dies.” - Gunship

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Supporting young activists, anything that involves creativity, and connecting with people on a basic, human level to figure out how we can harmoniously make the most of our time on this beautiful planet.

Kristina Hulvershorn (she/her)

Corps Support Specialist

Favorite Food: Thai Curry. Specifically, probably Yellow Curry but I also love Green curry and Massaman.

Favorite Quote: "We are the ones we have been waiting for." - June Jordan

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Art and Education - specifically the written word to help expand our ideas of what is possible and infuse hope into otherwise hopeless situations.

Jesse Zamora (he/him)

Raven Corps Treats Manager

Favorite Food: Pho

Favorite Quote: "...the people who give you their food give you their heart." - Cesar Chavez

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Revolves around community building. Having events like cooking meetups while engaging in real conversation with people.

Shubhangi Bose (she/her)

Geo Corps Coordinator

Favorite Food: Any type of sushi

Favorite Quote: "I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” - Malcolm X

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Systems advocacy (advocacy targeted towards a certain system that holds power)

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