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Generation Progress Staff

Generation Progress Staff

Sarah Audelo

Sarah Audelo

Policy Director

Sarah Audelo is the Policy Director for Generation Progress. Her work focuses on directing Generation Progress’s youth-led and focused policy solutions related to economic justice, civil and human rights, and democracy. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Sarah was director of domestic policy at Advocates for Youth, a national nonprofit that focuses on young people’s sexual […]

Kristin Avery

Campaign Manager, It's On Us Campaign

Kristin Avery is the Campaign Manager for Generation Progress’ It’s On Us Campaign.

Douglas Bair

Douglas Bair

Managing Editor

Douglas Bair is the Managing Editor for Generation Progress. Prior to joining Generation Progress, he honed his editorial skills as an intern at both regional and national publications including Condé Nast Publications, Washingtonian magazine, and Seattle Met magazine. Douglas’s journalism career began with his role as editor of a statewide newspaper focused on youth issues […]

Keagan Buchanan

For-Profit Campaign Manager, Higher Ed, Not Debt Campaign

Keagan Buchanan is the For-Profit Campaign Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign where he focuses on coordinating students, advocacy organizations, and policy groups to push for greater oversight and accountability at for-profit colleges.   Keagan comes to HEND with experience working on a presidential campaign,  in the US Senate, and in the Obama Administration. […]

Chelsea Coatney

Chelsea Coatney

Communications Associate

Chelsea Coatney is the Communications Associate for Generation Progress. Chelsea was born and raised in the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Chelsea worked for the “PBS NewsHour” and WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” news program, as well […]

Kurston Cook

Kurston Cook

Special Projects Manager

Kurston Cook is the Special Projects Manager for Generation Progress.

Sheila E. Isong

Sheila E. Isong

Policy Manager

Sheila E. Isong is the Policy Manager for Generation Progress. She hails from the great state of Maryland and is a proud Nigerian-American. Prior to joining the Generation Progress team, she served as the legal and public policy advocate at the National Black Justice Coalition, where she proposed short- and long-range public policy initiatives that […]

Zenen Jaimes Perez

Zenen Jaimes Perez

Senior Policy Analyst

Zenen Jaimes Perez is the Senior Policy Analyst for Generation Progress. Zenen is from Austin, Texas, and previously interned at Advocates for Youth focusing on policy work for sexual education, LGBT rights, and HIV/AIDS. He also served as a leadership intern with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute on their Presidential Appointments Project and was […]

Anne Johnson

Anne Johnson

Executive Director

Anne Johnson is the Executive Director of Generation Progress, the youth division of the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining CAP Anne was a senior campaign specialist at the National Education Association, where she focused on creating opportunities for young members within the union, built grassroots fundraising programs, and managed numerous member political engagement […]

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan

Partnership Manager, It's On Us Campaign

Rebecca Kaplan is the Partnership Manager for Generation Progress’ It’s On Us Campaign. Rebecca is from New York City and graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in policy analysis and management. Prior to joining American Progress, Rebecca interned at the White House in the vice president’s office and for Mayor Bloomberg’s […]

Alexandra Langley

Alexandra Langley

Online Organizing & Communications Associate

Alexandra Langley is the Online Organizing & Communications Associate for Generation Progress from Tekamah, Nebraska. Alex has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Prior to joining the Generation Progress team, Alex worked as a Data Fellow at Enroll  America where she built a demographics tool to improve outreach to […]

Jamal Little

Jamal Little

Senior Press Associate

Jamal Little is the Senior Press Associate for Generation Progress. Prior to joining Generation Progress, he worked with the political consulting and strategic communications firm SKDKnickerbocker. Before SKDKnickerbocker, Jamal interned with the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and in the communications department of Share Our Strength. Jamal caught the political bug working on […]

Jessi Morales

Jessi Morales

Policy Advocate

Jessi Morales is the Policy Advocate for Generation Progress. Jessi comes to us from the great state of Texas where she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her undergraduate degree in government and political communications. Jessi began her career in policy by campaigning for local El Paso elections, and working on issues […]

Lauren Sills

Lauren Sills

Advocacy Manager

Lauren Sills is the Advocacy Manager for Generation Progress. Lauren works to advance progressive policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government through research, writing, speaking, and organizing events. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Lauren was a staff assistant for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE). In this role, Lauren assisted senior-level staff with […]

Mayu Takeda

Mayu Takeda

Advocacy Associate

Mayu Takeda is an Advocacy Associate for Generation Progress. Prior to joining Generation Progress, she was a second-grade teacher in Kansas City, Missouri. She previously interned for Gov. John W. Hickenlooper (D-CO), the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center, Rights for All People, the Immigration team at American Progress, and the Center for American and International Law. Mayu earned […]

Layla Zaidane

Layla Zaidane

Communications Director

Layla works to develop marketing strategy and engaging digital campaigns in order to mobilize target audiences around political, legislative and advocacy issues. This includes planning and implementation of comprehensive online brand campaigns, graphic design for visual supplements, web, email, and social media campaigns, and associated technical elements. Before joining Generation Progress, Layla worked for LivingSocial […]