Born in Atlanta, raised in Johannesburg, bought a one-way ticket to Des Moines in 2007 to work on the Obama campaign. My life is dedicated to building a strong progressive community and promoting the American Dream. I have always believed in fierce activism and organizing and am proud to have learned from my great-aunt Helen Suzman, the first woman member of Parliament to stand up against apartheid and fight for Nelson Mandela's freedom. My first job in politics was as a member of the core organizing team for Obama for America in 2008, and as Ohio Deputy GOTV Director in 2012. In between, I worked in the Obama administration at the White House, Department of Commerce, and at USAID.