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  • Elisabeth Chaves | Climate Equity Policy Fellow

    Elisabeth Chaves | Climate Equity Policy Fellow

    Before becoming Virginia Organizing’s first Climate Equity Policy Fellow in 2022, Elisabeth was a member of the New River Valley chapter for four years. She first moved to Blacksbu ...

  • Karen Valdez | Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Organizer

    Karen Valdez | Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Organizer

    Karen became the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Organizer in the summer of 2022. Before that she had lived in Rockingham County for 13 years. Karen comes from a Hispanic/Latino household, ...

  • Terran Young | Wise County Organizer

    Terran Young | Wise County Organizer

    Terran became the Wise County Organizer in 2022. She spent her early childhood in Wise County, moved to Middletown, Ohio, and then returned home as a young adult after college. She ...

  • Rachel Hefner | Richmond Area Organizer

    Rachel Hefner | Richmond Area Organizer

    Rachel Hefner became the Richmond Organizer in 2022. She grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and went to Meredith College where she studied social work and Spanish. While she was ...

Elisabeth Chaves | Climate Equity Policy Fellow

Elisabeth Chaves | Climate Equity Policy Fellow

Before becoming Virginia Organizing’s first Climate Equity Policy Fellow in 2022, Elisabeth was a member of the New River Valley chapter for four years. She first moved to Blacksb ...

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Karen Valdez | Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Organizer

Karen Valdez | Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Organizer

Karen became the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Organizer in the summer of 2022. Before that she had lived in Rockingham County for 13 years. Karen comes from a Hispanic/Latino household ...

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Terran Young | Wise County Organizer

Terran Young | Wise County Organizer

Terran became the Wise County Organizer in 2022. She spent her early childhood in Wise County, moved to Middletown, Ohio, and then returned home as a young adult after college. Sh ...

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Rachel Hefner | Richmond Area Organizer

Rachel Hefner | Richmond Area Organizer

Rachel Hefner became the Richmond Organizer in 2022. She grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and went to Meredith College where she studied social work and Spanish. While she wa ...

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Sunny Hawkins | Development Director

Sunny Hawkins | Development Director

Sunny discovered Virginia Organizing as a student when she was assigned to cover an event for a writing class where she heard Suffolk Organizer Tony Jones speak. She began volunte ...

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Rachel Campbell | New River Valley Organizer

Rachel Campbell | New River Valley Organizer

Rachel Campbell became the New River Valley Organizer in October of 2021. She grew up in Hanover County and then lived in the Richmond Area for a number of years before moving to ...

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Glenda Crockett-Eans | Wythe County Organizer

Glenda Crockett-Eans | Wythe County Organizer

Glenda grew up in Wytheville, where she and her family returned 17 years ago, and has worked as an elementary school teacher for 16 years. She went to college at North Carolina A ...

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Sarah Miller | Newport News/Hampton Organizer

Sarah Miller | Newport News/Hampton Organizer

Sarah grew up in the Midwest and has a background in the military, which brought her to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. In 2014 she got involved with the Norfolk Chapter. She ...

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Amanda Dameron | Waynesboro Organizer

Amanda Dameron | Waynesboro Organizer

Amanda Dameron grew up in rural Franklin County, but after she moved to Harrisonburg for college she decided to stay in the Valley. Amanda lost her father very early in life, and ...

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Eric Olson-Getty | Director of Programs

Eric Olson-Getty | Director of Programs

Eric Olson-Getty grew up in Vermont and came to Virginia via North Carolina in 2014. He moved to Harrisonburg when his wife got a new job, but arrived looking for opportunities to ...

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