Ning is a Boulder based activist and community organizer. She has a background in computer science and used to work for Google as an engineer in its early days. Since 2006, she has engaged in environmental and non-profit work. She believes that grassroots activism is the foundation for systematic changes. She has been organizing weekly postcard parties in Boulder since April 2019.
Faith is a Boulder based graphic designer who has been finding ways to combine art and activism since the 2016 election. She has been sewing pussy hats, designing postcards and organizing postcard parties and other projects to help others get engaged.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Sharon has a MS in Operations Research from Stanford University. She did research in the software development process, quality, and metrics at AT&T Bell Laboratories before switching gears entirely to work as a chef in Boulder restaurants.
Julie worked as a software engineer at Bell Labs for many years designing new functionality for telephone systems. Nowadays she creates handmade greeting cards and enjoys helping others to find their creativity through stamping.
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein
Chiu-Ki is a software engineer who was on the Android team at Google when it launched. She appreciates clear and concise communications and has been supporting local activist groups both with her technical skills and her relentless pushback on agenda-less meetings and tiresome walls of text.
Her motto: "Less is more!"
As a lifelong artist who recently entered the activism game, award-winning designer & Indie entrepreneur, Lisa Melli Gillespie of Courageous Soap, is freakishly excited about soap making and GoTV/VBM. Her enthusiasm slightly alarms friends. Lisa is currently staying sane by focusing her creativity on snarky product names, while visualizing the restoration of democracy through a fair election.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
Adrianne worked in NCAR for 28 years helping scientists use the computer systems, writing user guides, and then running the global climate change models. She loves helping people use technology, and she believes that if we all work together we can fix our government, our police, our environment, and our healthcare system.
Sha-Mayn is a technical advisor who loves to use her skills for social impact. She has led software engineering teams at Google and startups and pursued her dream of living on a sailboat last year. She reconnected to nature in a big way and at the same time realized that the path to conservation is through people and policy. Writing postcards and code is helping her ride out the Corona-coaster.
Wei is an atmospheric scientist, learning how the atmosphere interacts with forest ecosystems. She also spends a lot of time as a “Suzuki parent”, proud to be part of music-making. She believes it takes all our efforts, no matter how small, to make a more fair and just society.
“To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope.” – Dr. Suzuki.
Nancy worked as a Trademark and Copyright Paralegal for a large international company until her happy retirement in 2014. She has a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and her Paralegal Certificate from ACC. Nancy has volunteered for The Denver Hospice since 1999 working directly with patients and their families. She also volunteers weekly for Bienvenidos Food Bank which serves people in her community. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and her new puppy.