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Generation Progress Staff

Generation Progress Staff

Liana Bishop

Liana Bishop

Digital Communications Associate

Liana Bishop is the Digital Communications Associate for Generation Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Bishop worked on the communications team at the political technology company Aristotle International, where she helped launch their startup PredictIt, which Politico called the “stock market for politics.” She also worked as a news cycle management analyst at the public policy […]

Chelsea Coatney

Chelsea Coatney

Digital Director

Chelsea Coatney is the Digital Director for Generation Progress. Chelsea was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Chelsea worked in public media, for the “PBS NewsHour” and WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” news program.

Kyle Epstein

Kyle Epstein

Press Associate

Kyle Epstein is the Press Associate for Generation Progress. Most recently, he worked as a project assistant for the Dewey Square Group’s Latinovations and multicultural affairs practice, where he supported targeted campaigns and outreach for minority communities. He previously interned in the office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), as well as with the Buenos […]

Hannah Finnie

Hannah Finnie

Senior Policy and Communications Associate

Hannah Finnie is a Senior Policy and Communications Associate for Generation Progress. Prior to joining the Generation Progress team full time, Hannah wrote for the Generation Progress Voices Network, where she covered gun violence and criminal justice issues. She has also contributed to publications including The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, The Nation, Mic, and Ms. […]

Charlotte Hancock

Charlotte Hancock

Digital Director, Higher Ed Not Debt

Charlotte Hancock is the Digital Director for the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign—a nationwide, multiyear effort to ensure that a quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all, without the burden of financial hardship. Hancock joins the campaign from the Society for Neuroscience, where she served as the media communications coordinator and grew and […]

Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson

Executive Director

A Wisconsin native, Maggie Thompson is the Executive Director of Generation Progress. Maggie was previously the Campaign Manager for Generation Progress’ Higher Ed Not Debt campaign, a nationwide multiyear effort working to ensure that a quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Maggie […]

Layla Zaidane

Layla Zaidane

Managing Director

Layla is the Managing Director for Generation Progress. She oversees the work from each Generation Progress team, and ensures that the voices of young people are heard in the policy and advocacy fights being had across the country. Previously, as Communications Director, she worked to develop communications plans, marketing strategy, and engaging digital campaigns in […]