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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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