I have been a Democrat all my life: stuffing envelopes for John Kennedy, going door-to-door for Gene McCarthy and George McGovern in high school, working as a staffer in a presidential campaign in Washington, and working with Democrats Abroad to get out the vote as a CC volunteer, CC Chair, International Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, and International Vice Chair. Professionally, I have spent the last 30 years financing and developing infrastructure projects in the US and Eastern Europe - with a particular focus on clean water programs - and am delighted to see the Biden administration's progress on improving infrastructure. In my latest work in the Western Balkans, I managed a team of over 100 local and international consultants.
Prior to working in finance, I taught English in Singapore and worked in refugee camps in Asia and Africa, and worked for the World Bank in DC. I have a BA in East Asian Studies -- and was editor of the college newspaper -- and an MBA.
I began as a volunteer with Democrats Abroad in Prague in 2004 and spent years registering voters in the local bagel shop -- and handing out bookmarks to Americans on the street.
In 2010, I helped create an official CC in the Czech Republic and became its first Chair with Julia Bryan as Vice Chair.
In 2012, I moved to Serbia for job reasons but continued to be active in DA, serving as Deputy Regional Vice Chair for EMEA under Shari Temple (and invigorating our outreach to Study Abroad voters) and elected Global Treasurer in 2013.
In 2016, I was appointed International Vice Chair.
2017 I was named Fundraising Chair and was elected International Vice Chair in 2021.
As Vice Chair, I helped solidify our relationship with the DNC and gain an unprecedented $300,000 contribution. But my greatest accomplishment in DA was not MY accomplishment, but the accomplishment of all of our members and volunteers - raising over $700k in 2020 which helped elect a Democratic President and Congress.
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