Our Team

Staff

Alex Birnel

Advocacy Manager

alex@movesanantonio.org

In the office: 

  • giving young people a voice on issues important to Texas
  • leading all aspects of our issue campaigns and direct actions

Out of the office:

  • either staying in and watching Gilmore Girls or going out, crowd surfing, and losing hearing
  • eternal mood is John Cusack in the rain
  • will remind you constantly that another world is possible

Raven Douglas

Leadership Manager

raven@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • leading all aspects of our volunteer program, including recruitment and management
  • recruiting, training and managing young people enrolled in our spring, summer and fall leadership development programs

Out of the office:

  • brunching with family and friends
  • concert connoisseur
  • binge watching HGTV and Buzzfeed videos

Drew Galloway

Executive Director / Coach Pop of Team MOVE

drew@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • developing and executing innovative, nonpartisan initiatives that engage young people in the political process.
  • fundraising, relationship-building, and advocating for progressive issues that affect young people

Out of the office:

  • petting all the kitties, especially his tabby Hermes
  • trying to figure out what day it is
  • being incredibly colorblind

Cecilia Gutierrez

San Marcos Field Organizer

cecilia@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manage a team of fellows and interns to register thousands of young people to vote in San Marcos
  • equipping young voters with the information they need to cast a ballot and help them make a plan to vote

Out of the office:

  • consuming ramen at alarming rates
  • taking ungodly amounts of selfies with my puppers
  • reading books regarding human behavior and psychology

Cristina Medina

Executive Assistant / Chief of Stuff

cristina@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • managing scheduling, calendars, and other logistics
  • running our administrative and operations programs

Out of the office:

  • can be found at Steel City Pops or Hopdoddy on a weekly basis
  •  lover of coffee shops (but only drinks ICED coffee) and all things sweet
  • constantly finding reasons to talk about Dallas

Jesus Ochoa

Laredo Field Organizer

jesus@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manage a team of fellows and interns to register thousands of young people to vote in Laredo 
  • equipping young voters with the information they need to cast a ballot and help them make a plan to vote

Out of the office:

  • obsessively fighting the good grammar fight
  • spending hours scrolling through Netflix without ever actually watching anything in the end
  • putting buffets out of business

Alyssa Pope

San Antonio Field Organizer / MOVE Mom

alyssa@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manage a team of 5-10 fellows and 15-20 interns to register thousands of young people to vote in San Antonio
  • equipping young voters with the information they need to cast a ballot and help them make a plan to vote

Out of the office:

  • diligently listening to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me (the NPR news quiz) every weekend
  • reading every graphic novel that the San Antonio Public Library system has to offer
  • talking chisme about local politics to anyone who will listen

Madison Porras

Communications Associate / Director of Snacks

madison@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • developing and implementing internal and external communications initiatives
  • managing digital communications to help promote and spread our message

Out of the office:

  • obsessively taking pictures of her dog Gemma
  • taking a break from a true crime podcast to watch a true crime documentary
  • eating, sleeping, and breathing graphic design

Sean Rivera

San Antonio Field Organizer / Father of the MOVE baby

sean@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manage a team of 5-10 fellows and 15-20 interns to register thousands of young people to vote in San Antonio
  • equipping young voters with the information they need to cast a ballot and help them make a plan to vote

Out of the office:

  • campaign volunteering and independent political organizing
  • graduating from UTSA with studies in Political Science, Business, and Communication
  • enjoying life with partner, Cole, and expecting their first child, Calina.

 

Bert Santibanez

Organizing Manager

bert@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • training and managing field organizers
  • leading the execution of large-scale, volunteer-driven voter registration drives and turnout programs targeting young voters

Out of the office:

  • purposely turned off the auto-capitalization feature off on my iphone keyboard because i think it’s lowkey revolutionary
  • rosemary is my favorite spice
  • if i’m not reading, I’m coding

Victoria Stoner

Development Associate

victoria@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • managing our robust monthly donor program and increasing monthly revenue through creative member recruitment and stewardship
  • planning and managing successful and memorable fundraising events

Out of the office:

  • dreaming about having an edible garden
  • crocheting the world’s weirdest blanket
  • struggling not to laugh out loud at my phone while in public

Spring 2018 fellows
Noelani Cubillos-Sanchez
Andrea Fernandez
Zack Magallanez
Alan Marquez-Torres
Gabriela Pineda
Johnson Simmons
Spring 2018 Interns
Travis Boyd
Reilly Campbell
Amanda Coronado
Austin Dolan
Erika Elizarraraz
Mercy Garcia
Ana-Sofia Gonzalez
Kaylon Hoover
Elisabeth Anne Ruiz
Erin Seifert
Lukas Valdes

Not Pictured
Karina Alvarez, Alex Armenta, Diandra Borrero, Yolanda Camacho, Audrey Herrera, Madi Jobes, Salem Keleta, Maya de la Torre