Staff

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Executive Director
Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Sarah Roth-Gaudette’s diverse background encompasses 25+ years of supervisory, administrative, campaign product and tech development, communications, and fundraising experience. She ran the Public Interest Network’s fundraising and field canvass operation, where she raised more than $20 million in grassroots income annually, employing thousands of staff and innovating new technologies for grassroots mobilization. She has also led many volunteer-driven voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns, and was one of the first employees of MoveOn.org’s PAC, where she developed new models for neighbor-to-neighbor canvassing and precinct leader organizing still widely used today. In 2015, Sarah joined Fight as the Chief Operating Officer, and in 2018 was promoted to be the organization’s Executive Director. Under her leadership Fight grew from an organization focused on a single issue to one that is leading on many, doubling both the budget and team size. Sarah has been described as the special kind of unicorn leader that obsesses over vision and detail, but somehow remains an overall nice and fun person to work with. 

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Director
Evan Greer

Evan Greer is a queer trans activist and writer who has been on the front lines of some of the highest profile grassroots victories of the last decade with Fight for the Future. Evan develops strategy and messaging to inform all Fight’s campaigns, interfaces with legislators and press, and steers crisis response. She is a leading expert on the intersection of LGBTQ rights issues and tech policy, particularly concerning content regulation, data privacy, commercial surveillance, and algorithmic harms, and sits on GLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index advisory board. Evan’s op-eds and adept framing of the issues are regular features in numerous publications, including The Guardian, Newsweek, CNN, Newsweek, and Time. Called “a heck of a guitarist” by Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, she is also a professional musician and continues to create music, tour and organize live music events.

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Campaign Strategies Director
Ayele B. Hunt

Ayele B. Hunt develops strategies and builds coalitions for all of Fight’s campaigns, and has spearheaded Fight’s efforts with the Athena Coalition to stop Amazon’s surveillance empire and end their exploitative model of worker surveillance. She has expertise organizing campaigns and advocating for reproductive rights and gender justice, immigrant rights, anti-islamophobia, and health care for all. Before joining Fight, Ayele managed winning electoral campaigns for municipal and state candidates. She served on the board of ACLU Florida and was the youngest appointed Commissioner on the St. Petersburg Housing Authority Board.

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Campaigns and Managing Director
Caitlin Seeley George

Caitlin Seeley George leads campaigns against the proliferation of facial recognition and other biometric technologies, on combating abortion surveillance, and advocating for robust privacy policies and technologies like end-to-end encryption. A graduate of GreenCorps, the field school for environmental organizing, Caitlin joined Fight with a decade of experience in campaign organization and major fundraising, including donor communications and managing the direct mail program for nonprofits such as Food & Water Watch and Environment America. Particularly skilled at clarifying priorities and building coalition actions, Caitlin is able to clearly frame issues, and is often quoted in mainstream press including in The New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, CBS News, and LA Times, and has been featured on PBS NewsHour.

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Campaigns and Communications Director
Lia Holland

Lia Holland oversees day-to-day communications, leads campaigns, and builds coalitions related to knowledge access, creators’ rights, and emerging technologies, including decentralized tech and AI.  With a background in eco-defense, anti-war activism, and LGBTQ+ organizing, and more than a decade of experience in the music industry, they also provide analysis, strategic thinking, and connection-building in their role at Fight. Unfazed by controversy, Lia is relentless in her commitment to dismantling creative monopolies and other discriminatory gatekeeping and as a social artist and a speculative fiction writer, believes a good story can change the world.

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Policy and Campaign Manager
Eseohe Ojo

Eseohe Ojo leads campaigns, strategic outreach, and coalition building related to the intersection of human rights, privacy, and decentralized technology. Her background includes work on a wide range of issues including gender and climate justice, freedom of expression, and open government. Her prior experience in policy and human rights work in Nigeria and Canada gives her a unique perspective on digital rights and internet freedom in a global context. She has also worked with GreenPac and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and is a Dweb Projects Organizer.

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Campaigner
Leila Nashashibi

Leila Nashashibi works on strategy and coalition building in relation to surveillance and policing, focusing on the importance of building intersectional movements. Leila got her organizing start working on a campaign to end international police exchanges, and also been involved in grassroots anti-war, anti-imperialist movement building networks and organizations. She has served on the steering committee of a U.S.-based network of Arab and Muslim feminists and is a member of Dissenters’ Coaches Network, where she supports youth-led abolitionist, internationalist and anti-war organizing.

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Campaigner
Sarah E. Philips

Sarah E. Philips supports Fight’s campaigns on free expression, LGBTQ+ youth, and anti-surveillance. A community activist, youth organizer, and TikTok influencer, Sarah’s background includes reproductive justice, mutual aid, abolition, as well South Asian diasporic racial justice advocacy. Before joining Fight they were the Director of Operations at the Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective, a student activist organization housed at the University of Texas at Austin. A journalist and creative writer, Sarah’s op-ed in Teen Vogue on how KOSA will restrict access to LGBTQ+ online communities was widely circulated.

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Senior Policy Counsel
Matt Lane

Matt Lane supports Fight’s campaigns directly on the hill. An expert on tech policy, and multilayered legal matters that directly touch people’s lives, previous to joining Fight, Matt was a Senior Director at Insight Public Affairs. His background includes running his own consulting business, and working as an associate attorney in the law office of David Balto, where he authored amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and circuit courts, public comments to the FCC and FTC, and policy papers. He is also a ceramicist and avid rock climber.

Lead Editorial
Anna Bonesteel

Anna Bonesteel helms Fight’s newsletter, Touch Grass, writing about and providing editorial support across issue areas. Previously Fight’s Strategic Response Manager, they are trained as a painter, and use diverse means to probe the connections between art, technology, and governance. Before joining Fight, they supported the youth-led Providence Student Union and were a competitive strategist at a global financial firm. They are currently pursuing a PHD.

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Lead Designer
Vasjen Katro

Vasjen Katro is a globally acclaimed visual designer, art director, and UI expert. At Fight, he embraces the challenge of designing for numerous campaigns, bringing innovation, persistence and resourcefulness in his work. Based out of Tirana, Albania, he was one of only five artists to create an NFT for the new Mercedes Benz G-Class and was chosen to create an Adobe Remix, and his prominent art work, “Baugasm,” a personal project he started early in 2016, where he challenged himself to design a poster daily for one year and post them on Instagram, is followed by more than 200,000 people.

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Senior Software Engineer
Meredith Laverty

Meredith Laverty supports all of Fight’s campaigns, including those on facial recognition, anti-surveillance, and racial equity. Meredith has been creating software for 20+ years, and brings her love of building things and solving puzzles to her work as coder. Before joining Fight, she co-founded Fancy Rabbit Software, and worked with a number of tech startups. Meridith has also worked as an educator and a volunteer STEM tutor for students in under-resourced Chicago neighborhoods, and runs coding activities at her neighborhood school for Computer Science Education Week.

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Chief Technology Officer
Ken Mickles

Ken Mickles develops and maintains bespoke digital activism tools like Fight’s Contact Congress, Discord bot, and custom website builds. He consults on development of new tools and how to interface with various governmental bodies’ systems for maximum impact. As a technologist, he advises on Fight’s tech campaign strategies. Before joining Fight, he co-founded Fancy Rabbit Software, owned a screen printing company, taught programming at a community college, and helped start Where I’ve Been, which was acquired by TripAdvisor. 

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Chief Finance Officer
Terri Woodbury

Terri Woodbury brings over 25 years of financial experience and has a great passion for creating the perfect spreadsheet. She is charged with all things related to fiscal management, human resources and organizational operations as well as other back-end operations, including financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting. As Fight’s organizational budget and associated workload has increased over the years, Terri has built a streamlined process to nimbly manage both c3 and c4 finances and accounting. Terri also oversees grant processes from proposal to final reporting; monitors and reports all risk management; and administers employee benefits and payroll. Before shifting to the non-profit sector, Terri owned her own financial management business focusing on new business startups and forensic accounting.

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Executive Assistant & Campaign Support
Hally Thornton

Hally Thornton provides capacity and support to all of Fight’s campaigners. With over two decades of administrative expertise, she brings a wealth of experience to Fight, enabling the team to better push the mission forward. In addition to her professional role as an Executive Assistant, she volunteers in her community, supporting asylum seekers, local arts organizations, and causes like Fair Fight Action and Planned Parenthood and is active in the fat justice community. Hally is also a comics artist, illustrator, and writer, and the co-owner of a Brooklyn-based gallery.

Organizational Storyteller & Grant Writer
Holen Sabrina Kahn

Holen Sabrina Kahn is an experienced storyteller who comes to Fight from a career as an award winning producer and director of films focusing on human rights, and social justice. Her background also includes over fifteen years in non profit arts, education and advocacy organizations, including serving as an Executive Director of community arts center, Gallery Route One, and as Director of Educational Innovation at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

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Video Artist
Gaetano Vaccaro

Gaetano Vaccaro creates dynamic videos and stories for Fight’s campaigns and websites. A filmmaker, musician, and educator, Gaetano is committed to making meaningful contributions to this world through storytelling in film. Through the company they founded, Sunangel Media, Gaetano has been supporting non-profit organizations, state agencies, and businesses for over a decade in the form of educational, promotional, and fundraising videos. Additionally, Gaetano also filmed and edited numerous music videos, receiving acclaim in publications such Rolling Stone and Billboard. Gaetano’s 2019 music video for the global nonprofit One Billion Rising, has received over a million views across platforms to date. An accomplished musician, they have created and performed for over 15 years with music partner Taína Asili.

Fight for the Future 501(c)4 Board

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Treasurer
Karien Bezuidenhout

Advocate for openness and supporter of social entrepreneurs. Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation.

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Board Member
Tiffiniy Cheng

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Open Congress, Miro, and the advocacy organization, A New Way Forward. She is currently an Ashoka fellow.

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Board Member
Holmes Wilson

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Miro, Open Congress, and Amara. He also ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation.

Fight for the Future 501(c)3 Board

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President
Tiffiniy Cheng

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Open Congress, Miro, and the advocacy organization, A New Way Forward. She is currently an Ashoka fellow.

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Treasurer
Hannah Sassman

Executive director of People’s Tech Project. Campaigner and organizer at the intersection of race, technology, inequality, and local power. Based in Philadelphia.

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Board Member
Ernesto Falcon

Senior Legislative Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Expert on intellectual property, open Internet issues, broadband access, and competition policy.

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Secretary
Holmes Wilson

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Miro, Open Congress, and Amara. He also ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation.