Kane Miller joined DigiDems after more than ten years in Democratic organizing. A veteran of both Obama campaigns and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 race, he most recently served as Early States Director for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential primary bid. He’s also managed successful legislative and congressional campaigns around the country, often alongside his rescue dog John Marshall.
Shahin comes to DigiDems after 10 years in IT network administration and security for many prestigious art dealers, galleries, and artist foundations in New York City. During DigiDems’ 2018 electoral program, he worked as a campaign technology specialist for Congressman Mike Levin’s historic victory in California’s 49th congressional district. A friend of the dachshund, he enjoys domestic pizza strictly within an 86-mile radius of Lombardi’s, and considers grueling slates of nightly European musical performances “vacation.”
Since getting her start as an organizer in Louisville trying to take down Mitch McConnell in 2014, Amy has loved finding ways to help campaigns and campaign teams grow. She’s worked at almost every level of the ballot across countless states, campaigns, trainings, and Taco Bell drive-thrus. In her spare time she’s always happy to bend your ear about the beauty of the Blue Ridge, the perfect mac and cheese recipe, or her worn out labradoodle Buffy Summers.
Josue discovered his passion for politics early on and enjoys discussing all things political and public transportation, from polling trends to the electrification of rail systems. Graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Latin American Studies, he brings a passion for increasing diversity & access within the political space, as well as a focus on equity and inclusivity. A native Bay Area resident, Josue loves foggy mornings, views & vistas, and the Warriors.
Since her first job at her university’s IT helpdesk, Julia has been passionate about helping people get the most out of their experience using technology. In her current role at DigiDems, she is focused on cybersecurity implementation for campaigns and political groups. Julia previously worked with DigiDems in their inaugural 2018 political cycle, working with the MI-11 Haley Stevens campaign, and then continued to work in Rep. Haley Stevens’ official congressional office as a technology specialist. When not meditating on the superiority of Detroit pizza over that of Chicago and New York, Julia enjoys drawing, playing DnD, and hanging out with her cat, dog, and husband.
As one of the first employees of DigiDems, Annie has worn many hats at the organization. First as the Political Coordinator, she helped launch the Inaugural 2018 Electoral program, then as a Campaign DigiDem herself in 2020 on the Pennsylvania Coordinated. She spent 2021 as a Cyber Security Specialist working to improve the security posture of campaigns and organizations within the Democratic ecosystem. Her first job on a campaign was Deputy Data Director in her home state of California for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential primary bid. You can find her most Sunday morning at a farmers market petting someone else’s dog.
Jewell is a digital strategist with six years of experience building and supporting electoral and issues-based campaigns. Prior to working at DigiDems, Jewell worked for Made to Save, the 2020 Michigan coordinated campaign, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential race, the Ohio Democratic Party, and the 2016 Ohio coordinated campaign. She is currently based in Washington D.C. with her cat Pumpkin.
Natalie is a digital strategist with over six years of experience building digital communications programs for advocacy organizations and political campaigns. She began her political career supporting the Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign during the 2020 presidential election and most recently worked as a Digital Consultant, fundraising for a portfolio of Democratic clients. She is a committed progressive and passionate about fighting for an inclusive political system that cares for our country’s most vulnerable people. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys baking, trying new restaurants, weightlifting, and spending time with her dog, Dolly
Neal HusseinVoter File Systems & Data Analytics Tech Specialist
Neal started working in politics when he got involved in then Senator Barack Obama’s presidential race in 2008. He’s been a Field Organizer, Data Director, Campaign Manager, and Advisor. He has campaigned on behalf of Planned Parenthood and marriage equality, as well as a number of state house, city council, and congressional races. In 2014, he was the data director for Senator Mark Udall’s 2014 reelection campaign and the Colorado Coordinated Campaign. He lived in Egypt for five years where he worked as a risk analyst and founded and chaired a chapter of Democrats Abroad. Neal joins DigiDems from Communications Workers of America, a labor union, where he spent four years as the Data Manager in government affairs.
Eric is a political veteran who brings a wide range of experience in national politics and in battleground state campaigns. Prior to transitioning into the political world full-time, Eric spent several years in business with some of the world’s most recognized technology companies, such as Microsoft, SAP Software, and T-Mobile Wireless. In his spare time, he’s actively involved in his local and state Democratic parties, loves watching college football, and is a fair-weather fan of the Phoenix Suns basketball team.
Jonathan has spent the majority of his career working within nonprofit organizations and Democratic electoral campaigns. Most recently, he was on the digital team at Made to Save, a nonprofit organization working to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, playing guitar, and spending time with friends and family. He also lives in Los Angeles and is a Ravenclaw.
Nife began his journey to gain knowledge of our political and electoral system by interning in the offices of strong Wisconsin leaders such as Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Upon leaving Marquette University in 2016, Nife used his previous campaign experience and education in his role on Sec. Hilary’s presidential bid. In the wake of the 2016 elections, he has continued to build his expertise and played key roles in electing other progressive candidates and passing progressive policies across the country. Most recently, Nife worked at Black Futures Lab where he supported Black Constituencies with wielding political power at all levels of government. Outside of work, Nife enjoys hiking, biking, watching sports, listening to podcasts, reading & attending concerts. He currently lives in Dallas, TX.
Sapna earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and became fascinated with the idea of using data to inform and improve educational outcomes and immersed herself in the “EdTech” ecosystem for many years, working in various capacities such as software development, client services, project management, and product management. After the 2016 Presidential election, Sapna was determined to apply her management and leadership skills towards improving representation in politics. She pivoted into the world of elections and campaigns, with a focus on supporting diverse candidates and communities. She currently lives in NYC with her husband, son, and two cats.
Kelly BiggsDirector of Development, Zinc Collective
Kelly comes to Zinc Collective with experience raising critical funds for candidates, committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits, most recently leading the Membership Services and Planned Giving team at EMILY’s List. A proud Vermonter, Kelly can be found taking (too many) photos of her rescue pups, Brody and Ella, or reading a cookbook.
Matt Hodges joined Zinc Collective as the Head of Technology after more than ten years blending Technology and Democratic politics. Matt was the Engineering Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and built software for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Prior to Democratic politics, Matt worked in the tech industry as a software engineer. Matt holds a BS in Computer Science from Miami University. Matt considers himself to be extremely on Twitter and occasionally on Peloton.
Keith is the IT Manager for Zinc Collective and has been with the organization since 2019. He started as a Digidem in Virginia Beach, Va in 2019 and was part of the VA State Coordinated Campaigns, where he provided supported to SD-8, HD-84, HD-21, & HD-76 state candidates. He also served as a Senior Associate for the Harris-Biden Transition Team, helping with onboarding and help desk support. Prior to becoming a Digidem, Keith worked as an IT Administrator, End-User Support Specialist, & Manager at various nonprofits and businesses and as an IT Security Team Leader at the Social Security Administration.
Michelle Kleppe-WelldeChief Strategy and Programs Officer, Zinc Collective
Michelle is a seasoned political strategist and professional with experience and expertise in local, state, and national political and advocacy campaigns with a focus on organizational development and executive management. Prior to joining Zinc Collective, Michelle served as Chief Political Advisor to Congressman Seth Moulton and as the Executive Director of Serve America PAC. Michelle’s passion is rooted in a desire to scale positive change – through developing integrated and innovative programs and developing high-performing leaders and managers. When not found on a conference call or a video chat, Michelle can be found in Chicago where she lives with her husband Tripp and her (adorable) two children, Caroline and George.
Alicia is the President of Zinc Collective. Prior to Zinc Collective, Alicia founded Spark Actions, a progressive millennial engagement platform. Alicia is both a seasoned entrepreneur including co-founding Buttoned Up, a company dedicated to helping busy women get sanely organized and a senior CPG marketer working for Unilever and General Mills. Alicia holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Claremont McKenna College. Alicia got involved in politics because she promised her teenage daughter, Lucy, that she would find a way to make a difference after the 2016 elections.