National Campus Organizer, East Coast
Emma Behr is the Feminist Majority Foundation’s East Coast Campus Organizer. Emma began her time at FMF as an intern in fall of 2018 and soon after, became the Pennsylvania State Coordinator for the 2018 midterm elections. She has since worked on other campaigns, like the Virginia 2019 elections that paved the way to ERA ratification. Emma has lived in Rabat, Morocco, and Montpellier, France, but is originally from State College, Pennsylvania; she graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2018 with a major in political science and minors in Arabic and African American Studies. In her spare time, Emma enjoys equestrian, travelling, cooking, and hiking.
State Campus Organizer, Louisiana
Cassidy (she/her) is a senior Human Resource Management major at Louisiana Tech University with plans of working in the nonprofit sector of business after graduation. She is the founding president of Feminists in Action, the only intersectional feminist organization on her campus, and is a member of many other activist organizations at LA Tech. Cassidy is focused on the fight for reproductive justice–specifically in Louisiana, where legislators make it their sole purpose to strip away people’s bodily autonomy. In her years of experience organizing and mobilizing her peers around various feminist issues, Cassidy is most proud of her contributions to de-stigmatize abortion in Louisiana. In the rare instance that she has free time, she plays video games or watches anime.
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.
State Campus Organizer, Mississippi
Sierra Ladygin (she/her) is a current student at the University of Mississippi majoring in biology and double minoring in environmental studies and chemistry. After shadowing a local doctor and meeting patients without access to affordable healthcare, Sierra became determined to study medicine to become an OB-GYN. She witnessed immigrant mothers wait until 38 weeks into pregnancy for their first prenatal appointment due to financial problems and new moms scared due to a lack of family planning, and has channeled her resolve that underprivileged women should not feel helpless and without options into bringing change in Mississippi. Sierra is also passionate about helping survivors of domestic abuse and has even started her own organization that pushes rebuilding and regaining functionality in life. In her spare time, Sierra enjoys writing, exercising, and spending time with family.
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.