Meet Our People

The Conspiracy (aka HQ)

The Conspiracy is a collaboration of Raven-aged administrators, Lead Ravens, and older allies who keep things running (and radical) at The Corps.

Cami Hoffman, Code Name: Sourdough (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

Chloe Montague, Code Name: Clem (she/her)

Communications Lead

Favorite Food: anything with tofu!

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Art, whether visual or written. It's just so powerful.

Claire Howe, Code Name: Mother Raven/Mama Bird (she/her)

Executive Director & Co-founder

Favorite Food: Tofu RULES.

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

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Supporting youth 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.

Jesse Zamora, Code Name: Chef (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.

Kate Downing, Code Name: Maple (she/her)

Outreach Lead

Favorite Food: Raspberries

Favorite Quote: “Bravery is not the absence of fear, but action in the face of fear.” - Mark Messier

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Snacktivism, mutual aid, political lobbying and face-to-face conversations

Sarah Strickland, Code Name: Finch (she/her)

Outreach Lead

Favorite Food: Baozi

Favorite Quote: “Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it.” - Pierce Brown

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Through books and systems advocacy

William Vavrin, Code Name: Leafy (he/they)

Volunteer Extraordinaire

Favorite Food: Peanut butter chocolate smoothie bowl

Favorite Quote: "Aguas que mueven molinos son las mismas aguas que pueden matar" This is from a song by Ana Belén called "Planeta Agua" . It essentially says, "The water that gives life is the same water that can take it away."

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Collective-intersectional activism

Raven Haven

Raven haven is a badass cohort of birds, supported by a badass older ally, who help ensure our community is safe, inclusive, and proudly diverse.

Kimi Herrera, Code Name: Kimbucha (she/her)

Raven Haven Lead

Favorite Food: pb & j rice cakes

Favorite Quote: Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." -audre lorde

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: food activism!

Kristina Hulvershorn, Code Name: Sugarplum (she/her)

Raven Haven 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.

Osei Helper, Code Name: Spookyboi (he/they)

Raven Haven Lead

Favorite Food: Chickpeas

Favorite Quote: “The souls of the tortured dead cry out for justice, the cry of the living is for freedom. We can create that justice and we can deliver that freedom. The animals have no one but us. We will not fail them” - barry horne

Preferred Forms of Advocacy: Direct Action

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