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Meet the team

IGNITE staff are working in communities across America to bring young women to political leadership.

Leadership Team


Sara Guillermo

Chief Executive Officer

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Amanda Conlee

Chief Operating Officer


Tierra Stewart

Chief Program Officer


Amy Zucchero

Chief Development Officer

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Sofia Huizar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Programs Team

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Tanna Abraham

Senior Program Director

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Christine Hernandez

West Coast Program Director

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Jacelyn Matthews

Northeast Program Director


Alicia Smith

Fellowship Director


Jocelyn Yow

Legislative Advocacy Director

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Kaya Jones

Northeast Program Manager

Monica Medina

Monica Medina

West Coast Program Manager

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Tarri Strickland

Midwest Program Manager

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Loren Walter

Southeast Program Manager

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Saha Salahi

Legislative Advocacy Coordinator

Development Team

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Debra Coltoff

Director of Institutional Giving


Whitney Thomas

Director of Transformational Giving

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Emily Ultan

Development Coordinator

Operations Team

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Elizabeth Castañón

Operations Director

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Laura Fukushima Long

Database & Technology Manager

Marketing & Communications Team


Deshani Semaan

Communications Director

IGNITE Fellows, 2021-2022

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Christina Williams

Atlanta Fellow

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Jessica Riley

Austin Fellow


Carlyn Michelbacher

Baltimore Fellow


Kaila Pouncy

Birmingham Fellow


Jaymie Bianca

Boston Fellow


Jocelyn Frias

Central Valley

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Erin Hernández

Chicago Fellow

Tiera Moore

Tiera Moore

Cleveland Fellow

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Munira Abdullahi

Columbus Fellow


Teresa Ornelas

Denver Fellow

Agatha Pinheiro

Agatha Pinheiro

Detriot Fellow


Christi Nguyen

Houston Fellow


Sumanpreet Randhawa

Las Vegas Fellow

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Emelie Jimenez

Miami Fellow

Monali Bhakta

Monali Bhakta

Minneapolis Fellow


Yasmeen Metellus

New York Fellow

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Aamore Richards

Newark Fellow

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Carolyn Kedslie

North Texas Fellow


Shania Bennett

Philadelphia Fellow


Logan Cole

Pittsburgh Fellow

Julia Perrotta

Julia Perrotta

Raleigh-Durham Fellow

Faith Garcia

Faith Garcia

San Diego Fellow

Camille Gix

Camille Gix

Seattle Fellow


Rahel Bachmann

South Bay Fellow

Camille Serrano

Camille Serrano

Southern CA Fellow



Dr. Anne Moses



Zunera Ahmed | Special Assistant to the President, Brooklyn College, City University of New York 

Luna Barrington | Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Deyci Carrillo Lopez | Detention Team Legal Assistant, Centro Legal de la Raza 

Jill Faherty LLoyd | First Vice President, UBS Financial Services

Cara Fields | Vice President of Customer Care, AT&T 

Sharon Harris, Vice-Chair | Global Chief Marketing Officer, Jellyfish 

Anne MacDonald, Chair | Senior Executive in marketing, communications, and strategic planning   

Ximena Mondragon | District Director, Office of Texas State Representative Christina Morales 

Anne Morriss | Principal, The Morriss Group

Ann Marie Painter | Partner and Chair, Labor Practice Group, Perkins Coie LLP

Crystal Patterson Global Civic Partnerships Manager, Facebook

Sean Peake, Treasurer | Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley

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