Who We Are
Stevie grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though he isn’t from the “Windy City”, he says he got here as soon as he could. Since graduating from Oakwood University, he has committed his career to making sure all people have a voice that is heard. Before joining Chicago Votes, Stevie was the National Campaigns Director at the Alliance for Youth Action. He has worked on many campaigns and had the opportunity to work in the U.S. Senate and the Texas Legislature. Stevie loves music, dogs, writing, Star Wars and playing basketball. But who really cares, right?
A Hoosier native, Rudy graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in political science and international studies. She moved to Chicago to attend culinary school, but found her inner activist instead. After completing the Chicago Votes Winter internship program in late winter/early spring of 2014 she took a job as a Chicago Votes Field Organizer and has been working with the organization ever since. Rudy loves to show young Chicagoans that they can make a difference in their city by taking an active role in their local political system.
Jen’s passion for human rights and systemic social change began where she grew up in Utica NY, which is home to one of the largest refugee resettlement communities in the US. She began organizing in college where she helped found 2 local nonprofits. While getting her Masters Degree she moved to Chicago where she wrote a published book on activism, that highlights the value of social capital and collective efficacy in violence prevention efforts. She fell in love with Chicago and has been here since. When she is not organizing or keeping the office together, she is practicing yoga, chilling at “The Point”, cooking up something special or giving her dog Marley some lovin. Contact Jen: firstname.lastname@example.org