National Campus Organizer, California
Emily (she/her) is FMF’s National Campus Organizer for California. She grew up in Los Angeles, but was born in Guatemala and is proud of her immigrant identity. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelors degree in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and a History minor. During her time at CSULB, she helped revive the feminist student organization on campus, the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Student Association (WGSSSA), and served as its president during her senior year. She advocates for feminism using an intersectional lens and brings a voice to folks from marginalized communities. She is passionate about immigration reform, reproductive justice, and LGBTQ+ rights.
Program Director, Feminist Campus & National Clinic Access Project
duVergne (she/her) is the Director of both FMF’s Feminist Campus program and its National Clinic Access Project. She graduated with a J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was recognized for excellence in federal and state constitutional law and was a member of the Entertainment Law Review. Prior to law school, Gaines co-directed FMF’s benefit concert series Rock for Choice for seven years and gained extensive national experience as a campus field organizer for clinic defense and the Iowa ERA Campaign. In her time working at FMF duVergne has led numerous initiatives, including campus-based campaigns that defeated anti-abortion ballot measures in California, Colorado, Mississippi, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
National Campus Organizer, East Coast
Joy (she/her, they/them) is a native of Lagos, Nigeria and graduate of Spelman College, holding a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. On campus, Joy served as Coordinator for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow and Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative Fellow, and interned with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, RESULTS: The Power to End Poverty, and the Food Chain Workers Alliance. Currently, Joy is a Pulitzer Student Fellow, Planned Parenthood Developing Leaders Program Fellow, and McKoin Academy Fellow. Joy is committed to our collective liberation and building a community-centered society free of white supremacy and anti-Blackness, and plans to use her organizing skills across the African continent to ensure that government institutions and public service delivery mechanisms are effective while promoting community-centered solutions to poverty.
Senior National Organizer, West Coast
Carmen (she/her) is FMF’s National Campus Organizer for the West Coast. Born in Mexico City and raised between Paris and New York, Carmen was educated at Williams College in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of New England. Throughout college she worked as a legislative assistant for New York State Assemblyman Steven Otis, wrote a youth activist guidebook for the ACLU in Tennessee, interviewed female entrepreneurs in Liberia, wrote and edited contracts in Afghanistan, taught 11th graders in New York City, and analyzed political ads at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. Carmen’s extensive campaign experience also includes organizing for Elizabeth Warren on campus and running a field office for Hillary for America in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania (a place mocked by name on Saturday Night Live, she proudly notes). In addition to reproductive freedom and gender equity, Carmen is committed to immigration reform, the environmental movement, animal rights, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and queer rights. When not overthrowing the patriarchy, Carmen loves listening to music, going to the movies with her partner, Caleb, and hiking around the City of Angels with their tiny angel, a puppy named Ella.
Senior National Organizer, East Coast
Clarie (she/her) is a 2017 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she served in multiple leadership roles in the Feminist Collective and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, co-organized a student walkout and movement named 2020 Vision, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. as an intern with Generation Progress, a youth-focused progressive advocacy organization. Clarie is passionate about building power through grassroots and student activism across the progressive South, and her work with FMF has led her to run campaigns and organize in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Kentucky, as well as some non-Southern states. Clarie loves a lot of things, including (but in no particular order): puzzles, Lush, exploring new places, queer liberation, being *online*, art, the Container Store, and spending time with friends, family, and her partner.
State Campus Organizer, Louisiana
Ashley (she/her) is a current student at Louisiana State University, where she is majoring in Political Science and dual minoring in International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an active member of Feminists in Action, Planned Parenthood Generation X, and the International Studies Honors Society. Ashley has a background in event planning and is especially passionate about the ratification of the ERA, the right to bodily autonomy, minority and immigrant rights, economic reform, and freedom of expression. She recognizes that intersectional feminism is imperative to the 21st century movement: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own” – Audre Lorde. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, and giving rescue felines attention.