Pictured above, top row (left to right): New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Dara Frank, Maggie Barrows, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; bottom row (left to right): Nia Colon, Tricia Shimamura, Julie Jursik, Hannah Stewart.
2017-2018 She Will Rise Leadership
President: Tricia Shimamura
Tricia Shimamura is a passionate feminist, avid park lover, and an unapologetic nerd on all things related to local politics, cats, and Game of Thrones. She holds an MSW and is an active member of her Community Board and in her Democratic club. Tricia works in Government Relations at Columbia University and previously served as Congresswoman Maloney's Deputy Chief of Staff. She loves being involved with SWR (of course), coffee, and hanging out in the City.
Vice President: Julie Jursik
Julie Jursik is a proud New York transplant, having fully adopted a love for all things New York (most notably the politics). Having grown up in Minnesota, Julie found her way to Skidmore College and moved to NYC shortly after. Julie works at a New York-based government affairs firm. Her most recent discovering for surviving NYC - always have at LEAST one cup of coffee before embarking on your morning commute.
Treasurer: Dara Frank
Dara Frank is a born and bred New Yorker. She is a business analyst at a multinational firm by day, and a social justice activist by night. Prior to this position, she co-founded and co-directed Tiyul-Rihla, a bi-national educational initiative bringing Israelis and Palestinians together to travel and learn the history and identity of each other. Her favorite place in New York City is the NYC Marathon course (yes, all 26.2 miles of it).
Secretary: Maggie Barrows
Maggie Barrows is an aspiring activist with a habit of talking about gerrymandering at parties. When she's not yelling about politics, she enjoys yelling about hockey, and baking fancy cakes.
Mobilization Chair: Nia Colon
Nia Colon is a "proud Jersey girl" who has resided in NYC the past 6 years. Her favorite place in the City is Riverside Park (definitely with a book, 100% not running!). A textbook ENFJ, Nia’s interest in SWR arose from wanting to increase civic engagement among young women in today's society. She hopes to see social change emerge through multigenerational support and mentorship.
Events Chair: Hannah Stewart
Hannah Stewart works with international nonprofits. Most recently, she helped high school students prepare for intensive study abroad programs in China, India and Russia. After moving to New York City over a year ago, she wanted to get involved with local politics. She Will Rise provided the perfect opportunity to learn more about the city and meet like-minded women. In her spare time, she does pet sitting and likes trying new restaurants (her current favorite is Cafe China).