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

Deputy Director

raven@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • Assisting the Executive director in 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:

  • 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

Cristina Medina

Special Projects Field Organizer

cristina@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manage a team of fellows and interns to help execute projects that increase voter registration, turnout, and education

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

Leadership Manager

alyssa@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:

  • 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

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

Organizing Manager

sean@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

  • manages our field teams across Texas
  • 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.

 

Johnson Simmons

Austin Field Organizer

johnson@movesanantonio.org

In the office:

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

Frankie Trynoski

San Antonio Field Organizer

frankie@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

Sebastian Waddy

San Antonio Field Organizer

sebastian@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

Team San Antonio

Jazmyne Brooks

Special Projects Fellow

Julissa Cantu

San Antonio Field Fellow

Austin Dolan

Issue Advocacy Fellow

Erika Elizarraraz

San Antonio Immigration Fellow

Erica Elliot

San Antonio Field Fellow

Vanessa Garcia

San Antonio Immigration Fellow

Ana Sofia Gonzalez

San Antonio Field Fellow

Saffie Kaplan

San Antonio Field Fellow

Elisabeth Anne Ruiz

Volunteer Coordinator

Hope Spears

San Antonio Field Fellow

Cuahtemoc Toren

San Antonio Field Fellow

Mary Uribe

San Antonio Immigration Fellow

Team San Marcos/Seguin

Jennifer Burnham

San Marcos Field Fellow

Lilyanna Elizondo

San Marcos Field Fellow

Fernanda Maldonado

San Marcos Field Fellow

Lukas Valdes

Seguin Immigration Fellow

Team Austin

Reilly Campbell

Austin Field Fellow

Erick Razo

Austin Field Fellow

Team Laredo

Carlos Cardona

Laredo Field Fellow

Krystel Castillo

Laredo Field Fellow

Gabriela Tijerina

Laredo Field Fellow

Interns

Cassandra Noyola and Jemina Yanez