Most of the superhero talent is out in the states, but some of us get to run the Alliance HQ.

Sarah Audelo

Executive Director

In the office:

  • Ensures there’s always money in the bank to get local organizers paid & keep the movement building and growing by fundraising Every. Single. Day.
  • Gives voice to a generation of amazing local organizers by hyping our network in the media
  • Keeps the entire Alliance team clear-eyed, full-hearted, and unable to lose

Out of the office:

  • On a salsa, bachata, or 90s r&b dance floor
  • Grilling delicious foods
  • Giddy trips to Costco

Daniela Mrabti

Digital & Special Projects Coordinator

In the office:

  • Provides ongoing campaign & organizational support to youth organizations in the east
  • Gets our marvelous message out through digital communications
  • Boosts the brain power of our movement through coordinating research & experiments

Out of the office:

  • Peaked in college as part of the ukulele orchestra
  • Always starting tv shows, but never finishing them
  • Pets other people’s animals when they let her

Andrea Marcoccio

Director of Capacity Building

In the office:

  • Strengthens youth-led organizations’ management, fundraising, and operations across the country through running our Capacity Building programs like the Youth Organizing Summit
  • Provides ongoing campaign & organizational support to youth organizations in the west

Out of the office:

  • Grateful partner, sister, daughter and aunt
  • Co-Founder of Matchwood Brewing Company
  • Red Ants Pants Colony Member
  • Nostalgic college athlete with innate competitive tendencies

Jacque Grimsley

Operations Director

In the office:

  • Creates and manages efficient systems to keep the organization running smoothly on the backend
  • Maintains financial and administrative operations so that nothing falls through the cracks. Ever.
  • Strengthens human resources to ensure that the Alliance continues to be an equitable (and awesome) place to work

Out of the office:

  • Lover of outdoor activities, primarily of the coastal variety
  • Re-watches 30 Rock (over and over) in search of previously missed jokes
  • Self declared sommelier of wine under $15

Scarlett Jimenez

Development Coordinator

In the office:

  • Pens powerful proposals to bring in the money
  • Meeting-making meistra for our Executive Director
  • Motivates the entire team to get on the fundraising chase

Out of the office:

  • Practices her French over a plate of crêpes
  • Takes shameless amounts of pictures of her shih-tzu, Sage
  • Waiting for the day Mindy Kaling realizes they were meant to be best friends
  • Regularly trips over her own two feet

Dawn Boudwin

Director of Program & Partnerships

In the Office:

  • Manages the talented and awesome program team
  • Oversees the Alliance’s “incubation” process to expand the network of state-based youth organizations
  • Leads partnership work with national, state, and local organizations, companies, and brands to elevate affiliates and partners and further organization’s electoral and issue campaign goals

Out of the Office:

  • Unofficial food critic and professional nap taker
  • Leads her nephew’s fan club
  • Admires North Carolina’s greatness (It has beaches and mountains!)
  • Collects vinyl and makes more playlists than any one person needs


The Alliance for Youth Organizing have some awesomely brilliant and strategic advisors behind us. Our board[s] of directors are the kind of activists who’ve been getting it done for years -- and they make sure the raucous and riotous Alliance stays on track and on mission. The arc toward justice is bent a lot farther because of their work.

The Board of Directors of the Alliance for Youth Organizing

Affiliates listed for identification purposes only.
Rahna Epting, Chair
Director of Strategic Partnerships,
Steven Cole-Schwartz, Vice Chair
Director, Partnership Fund
Ronnie Cho, Secretary
Cathy Lerza
Philanthropic Advisor
Liba Rubenstein
Senior Vice President of Social Impact, 21st Century Fox
Mollie Ruskin
Independent Civic Designer and Researcher
Crystal Patterson
Government & Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook
Kim Rogers
Cuong Hoang
Director of Programs, Mott Philanthropic