Campaign Treasurer, Tiffany Scalia

Originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA Tiffany Scalia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her education and a career in international relations. After taking a graduate seminar in Feminism in International Relations and participating in a social justice learning trip to Nicaragua in her senior year at USC, she quickly realized the only way to bring about the massive kind of change she envisioned for the world would be to organize locally. Since graduating in 2011, Tiffany has worked on many community campaigns and projects, mainly centered on food justice and workers' rights. Working on the Salans for CD 13 campaign was a logical step for Tiffany, as Salans' passion and determination resonate deeply with her conviction to re-make the political system into one that works for, and empowers, all people.

Originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA Tiffany Scalia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her education and a career in international relations. After taking a graduate seminar in Feminism in International Relations and participating in a social justice learning trip to Nicaragua in her senior year at USC, she quickly realized the only way to bring about the massive kind of change she envisioned for the world would be to organize locally. Since graduating in 2011, Tiffany has worked on many community campaigns and projects, mainly centered on food justice and workers' rights. Working on the Salans for CD 13 campaign was a logical step for Tiffany, as Salans' passion and determination resonate deeply with her conviction to re-make the political system into one that works for, and empowers, all people.

Director of Outreach, Derek Marshall

Born in Boston, Derek studied international relations at American University in Washington, D.C., earning a Bachelor and Master's in International Studies and Communication. He spent the last few years in Europe, mainly Berlin, organizing a transparency research project and NGO, Making Commitments Matter, which supported the United Nations information system and working as Director of Internationalization for KAYAK. He recently moved to Los Angeles, produced a film, Of Fortune and Gold, which won Best Picture at the Boston International Film Festival and throws socially aware nightlife events. In his free time, Derek dedicates himself to community service and social justice.  

Born in Boston, Derek studied international relations at American University in Washington, D.C., earning a Bachelor and Master's in International Studies and Communication. He spent the last few years in Europe, mainly Berlin, organizing a transparency research project and NGO, Making Commitments Matter, which supported the United Nations information system and working as Director of Internationalization for KAYAK. He recently moved to Los Angeles, produced a film, Of Fortune and Gold, which won Best Picture at the Boston International Film Festival and throws socially aware nightlife events. In his free time, Derek dedicates himself to community service and social justice.

 

Development Director for Volunteers, Paige Tamar

Paige Tamar was born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest city of Kirkland, Washington. A vivacious spirit from day one, she always found a way to adapt to the constantly changing surroundings as her parents moved an average of every two years. It was at her 9th school where she decided to drop out, teach herself with a GED guidebook and ace the test, ensuring her official entrance to 'adulthood'. In keeping up with tradition, she moved to Seattle, and from there to Thailand for over a year to explore the world in new ways. India and Cambodia touched her in ways she couldn't have imagined, and helped form her desire to change social injustices. It was after that life changing journey she found her new home in Los Angeles, where she would end up living longer than any place in her lifetime (so far). The locations may change but the one constant is a true need to change the world and fight to make it better. After being exposed to many different religions and ways of thinking she clings to her core belief that we are all capable of extraordinary things if we work together and try to understand one another.

Paige Tamar was born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest city of Kirkland, Washington. A vivacious spirit from day one, she always found a way to adapt to the constantly changing surroundings as her parents moved an average of every two years. It was at her 9th school where she decided to drop out, teach herself with a GED guidebook and ace the test, ensuring her official entrance to 'adulthood'. In keeping up with tradition, she moved to Seattle, and from there to Thailand for over a year to explore the world in new ways. India and Cambodia touched her in ways she couldn't have imagined, and helped form her desire to change social injustices. It was after that life changing journey she found her new home in Los Angeles, where she would end up living longer than any place in her lifetime (so far). The locations may change but the one constant is a true need to change the world and fight to make it better. After being exposed to many different religions and ways of thinking she clings to her core belief that we are all capable of extraordinary things if we work together and try to understand one another.

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Campaign Coordinator, Nate Reti

Nate Reti has a lifelong interest in politics and is passionate about justice, peace and social equality. He has called Los Angeles home for over a decade, having moved here from Detroit where he grew up personally witnessing the effects of midwest post-industrial devastation. While in his senior year of high school in September 2001, Nate recognized that the funds being used for the brutal and seemingly endless "war on terror" would be better used for alleviating poverty, providing universal health care and improving education. This led him to become involved with the anti-war movement, attending protests and supporting and volunteering for anti-war candidates in national and local elections. While generally opposing the two-party duopoly over US politics, he was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and believes in the principals of democratic socialism. Nate currently works in logistics for a major music technology company, and is proud to contribute his skills and expertise to Jessica Salans’ political revolution to bring power to the people in LA!

Nate Reti has a lifelong interest in politics and is passionate about justice, peace and social equality. He has called Los Angeles home for over a decade, having moved here from Detroit where he grew up personally witnessing the effects of midwest post-industrial devastation. While in his senior year of high school in September 2001, Nate recognized that the funds being used for the brutal and seemingly endless "war on terror" would be better used for alleviating poverty, providing universal health care and improving education. This led him to become involved with the anti-war movement, attending protests and supporting and volunteering for anti-war candidates in national and local elections. While generally opposing the two-party duopoly over US politics, he was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and believes in the principals of democratic socialism. Nate currently works in logistics for a major music technology company, and is proud to contribute his skills and expertise to Jessica Salans’ political revolution to bring power to the people in LA!

Managing Director for Volunteers, Maxine Welcome

Maxine is a Founding Teacher at KIPP Ignite Academy, which opened in fall of 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. She joined the team in the 2016-17 school year, when KIPP Ignite Academy served approximately 240 kindergarten and first grade students. Maxine has taught for 6 years, 4 of those with KIPP schools. She began teaching in Atlanta, GA where she was a 2011 Teach for America Corps Member. While she was teaching, Maxine was also learning at Georgia State University where she earned a M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education. Maxine then went on to Brooklyn, NY, where she had the opportunity to help found and teach at KIPP AMP Elementary for three years. During her time at KIPP AMP Elementary, Maxine gained valuable leadership experience from her role as grade team leader of both her Kindergarten and 1st grade teams and deepened her instructional knowledge and practice as Writing Team Content Lead for the entire school.  Although Maxine technically grew up in the Bay Area, she is excited to return to Los Angeles, a city that feels like her second home after the time she spent here while earning her B.A. from the University of Southern California.  As she returns, Maxine brings with her 6 years of valuable educational and organizational experience in urban education, which she plans to use to help all of organize a strong election team. In Maxine’s free time, she enjoys doing yoga, watching movies, and eating anything and everything.

Maxine is a Founding Teacher at KIPP Ignite Academy, which opened in fall of 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. She joined the team in the 2016-17 school year, when KIPP Ignite Academy served approximately 240 kindergarten and first grade students. Maxine has taught for 6 years, 4 of those with KIPP schools. She began teaching in Atlanta, GA where she was a 2011 Teach for America Corps Member. While she was teaching, Maxine was also learning at Georgia State University where she earned a M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education. Maxine then went on to Brooklyn, NY, where she had the opportunity to help found and teach at KIPP AMP Elementary for three years. During her time at KIPP AMP Elementary, Maxine gained valuable leadership experience from her role as grade team leader of both her Kindergarten and 1st grade teams and deepened her instructional knowledge and practice as Writing Team Content Lead for the entire school. 

Although Maxine technically grew up in the Bay Area, she is excited to return to Los Angeles, a city that feels like her second home after the time she spent here while earning her B.A. from the University of Southern California.  As she returns, Maxine brings with her 6 years of valuable educational and organizational experience in urban education, which she plans to use to help all of organize a strong election team. In Maxine’s free time, she enjoys doing yoga, watching movies, and eating anything and everything.

Policy Advisor, James Knox-Davies

James Knox-Davies is a socialist and Los Angeles native. He has been involved in Occupy Los Angeles, the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign, and currently an organizer for the Los Angeles chapter of the Jacobin magazine reading group. James owes his political foundation to Paul LaFargue and identifies as "religious, but not spiritual.

James Knox-Davies is a socialist and Los Angeles native. He has been involved in Occupy Los Angeles, the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign, and currently an organizer for the Los Angeles chapter of the Jacobin magazine reading group. James owes his political foundation to Paul LaFargue and identifies as "religious, but not spiritual.