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STEVEN OLIKARA_2012 Steven Olikara (Co-Founder and Executive Director) leads Millennial Action Project, having previously worked at the World Bank on energy projects and with pop-icon Usher Raymond IV on his foundation’s national youth development initiatives. As the inaugural Harry Ott Fellow at Coca-Cola, Steven helped manage a public-private water access partnership with USAID. Steven has served as the President of his senior class at University of Wisconsin, where he was popularly elected with the highest vote percentage in school history. At UW, he also co-founded and co-directed the Office of Sustainability. Steven is a Truman Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, and two-time Udall Scholar. Nate_Loewentheil Nate Loewentheil (Co-Founder) is a third year student at Yale Law School. In a previous life, he founded the Roosevelt Campus Network, a national student progressive organization that today boasts more than 110 chapters around the country. He sits on the Board of the New Leaders Council and PolicyMic.com, and has published in the New York Times, Politico, Salon and The Democracy Journal.   Andrew-Korge-Headshot Andrew Korge (Co-Founder) co-founded Generation FortyFour, the official under-40 fundraising program of the Democratic Party, raising about 10 million dollars in nearly 30 cities. Andrew served as the youngest member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee in 2008, served on his National Finance Committee in 2012, and worked in the energy, housing, and insurance industries.   Norris-WH-crop Teryn Norris (Co-Founder) serves as a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he designs technology commercialization, manufacturing, and financing programs. Norris previously founded a national nonprofit advocacy group, Americans for Energy Leadership, and served as Senior Advisor at The Breakthrough Institute, a public policy think tank. As a Truman Scholar and Stanford graduate, his writing has appeared in Forbes, National Journal, Harvard Law & Policy Review, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. anastasia-bio-image Anastasia Kessler Dellaccio (Senior Outreach Coordinator) works at the United Nations Foundation where she is a Senior Outreach Associate on the Public Affairs and Communications teams. She previously was an International Brand Manager for SAB Miller. Anastasia graduated from The George Washington University and has a Masters Degree from the University of London.     david-rokeach David Rokeach (Future Caucus Coordinator) is currently a policy adviser in Congress, focusing on energy, environment, resources, transportation, and defense policy. In the Fall of 2013, he will be enrolled at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, where he will pursue an MBA with a concentration in energy and environment. David is originally from Albany, New York, and earned a degree in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Mark Mark Kogan (Communications Associate) is the DC Politics Editor of Policymic.com, a Millennial media outlet, and is a manager at a public affairs firm, Ward Circle Strategies. Kogan holds a J.D. from American University College of Law and a B.A. from Stanford University in Communication and International Relations.   RachelEsplinOdell_square Rachel Esplin Odell (Policy Advisor) is a Research Analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she studies Chinese foreign policy and U.S. policy toward Asia. She graduated summa cum laude in East Asian Studies with a secondary field in Government from Harvard College in December 2009. She was the Chair of DC Young Professionals for Jon Huntsman in 2012 and a member of Governor Huntsman's foreign policy team. cliftonyin_0 Clifton Yin (Policy Advisor) is a California native who has worked at the California State Assembly and most recently at a Washington, DC think tank on clean energy policy. He also served as the youngest Asian-American delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor's degree in government and history and received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.

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