LaJuan Allen

LaJuan Allen began his career as the Community Relations Coordinator for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in Providence, Rhode Island, and most recently served as Director of Policy & Partnerships. His portfolio included leading, implementing, and coordinating policy initiatives and high-quality, quick turnaround research, and analysis in support of the mayor’s policy agenda. LaJuan, in collaboration… Continue reading LaJuan Allen

Laurie Carr

Laurie Carr joins Generation Citizen as a lifelong educational leader. She has been a teacher in California, Louisiana, Colorado, and Switzerland; served as a principal in Massachusetts; worked as a Transformation Coach for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction coaching leaders in the state’s lowest-performing schools and districts; and supported principals at the central… Continue reading Laurie Carr

Jessica Stadther

Jessica Stadther

As the Development Manager, Jessica serves as the lead creator of content and events for major donors, as well as the lead grant writer on major institutional grants in key markets. Additionally, Jessica maintains the operational systems that support grant writing, tracking of grant applications, provides strategic thought partnership to Regional Executive Directors, and develops… Continue reading Jessica Stadther

Sarah Kelly

Sarah joins GC with more than 15 years of experience leading fundraising, communications and strategy for education and youth development nonprofits. A former high school English teacher in New York City, she has spent her career since leaving the classroom securing funding to support teachers and students in historically underserved communities in Boston, NYC and across the… Continue reading Sarah Kelly

Sharnice Neale-Ottley

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Sharnice is inspired by the art of storytelling. As the daughter of Trinidadian immigrants, Sharnice learned firsthand how magical and impactful a shared story can be and how it connects us. She constantly works to display this magic in her day-to-day work as a communicator. Sharnice has a Master’s… Continue reading Sharnice Neale-Ottley

Jaritza Geigel

Peace, I’m Jari, your friendly neighborhood multitasker! Currently, studying to obtain a degree in Communications, I’m the executive assistant who knows that effective communication is the secret sauce to any successful endeavor. I enjoy being in a role that allows me to flex & enrich both my analytical and creative skills! But that’s not all… Continue reading Jaritza Geigel

Andrew Wilkes

Andrew Wilkes serves as Generation Citizen’s Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer, where he leads GC’s thought leadership, coalition building, and policy initiatives as a part of the national leadership team. Andrew comes to this role with nearly ten years of experience in public policy, advocacy, and community organizing, particularly among congregations and community-based organizations. Prior… Continue reading Andrew Wilkes

Audrey Suwarno

Audrey serves as Generation Citizen’s Associate, Development where she coordinates development and fundraising processes and systems as the organization expands and strengthens its fundraising base. Her responsibilities are centered around supporting individual and institutional fundraising across sites in collaboration with the National Development Team and local fundraisers. Prior to GC, Audrey held the position of… Continue reading Audrey Suwarno

Shaneeza Sudeen

Shaneeza serves as Generation Citizen’s Director, Finance, where she works on the financial goals of the organization. Prior to joining GC, she worked at New Visions for Public Schools, where she spent 3+ years in budget management and reporting for the organization as well as their network of charter schools. Shaneeza has spent most of… Continue reading Shaneeza Sudeen