Advisory Committee

UnKoch My Campus has an incredible group of leaders committed to guiding the vision and mission of our organization. Each of our advisory members is committed to providing the UnKoch My Campus team with guidance through an anti-oppressive and culturally responsive framework.

 
 
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Nancy MacLean [she/her]

Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S., whose new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. Professor MacLean’s scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, which recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography. Also an award-winning teacher and committed graduate student mentor, she offers courses on twentieth-century America, social movements, and public policy history.

 
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Rebecca Neff Brown [she/her]

Rebecca is continuing to learn from and support marginalized people and dismantle white supremacy while owning her privilege and complicity in systems of oppression. Currently, she manages events and donor relations as part of the Development team at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (nwirp.org). Prior to joining NWIRP in 2017, she partnered with arts nonprofits in Seattle to produce high-quality fundraising events and connect with donors. She earned her B.A. from the University of Georgia and has lived on the West Coast since 2007.

 
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Joseph Cook [he/him]

Joseph Cook is an Intersectionality Advocate who works with colleges and nonprofits to provide practical solutions by conceptualizing frameworks that help see beyond the effluvium of intersecting oppressive systems to expose the core problems. Joseph has worked as Curriculum Engineer for Being Black at School (BBAS), a grassroots organization whose operative framework uses demographic data, mindfulness of implicit biases, and cultural competency as a supportive structure to education in order to create equitable and safe spaces. Joseph received a Masters from Auburn University in Rhetoric & Composition where he mainly focused on the rhetoric of oppressive systems and the rhetoric of resistance. Personal Website: josephncook.com

 
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Jenn M. Jackson [she/her]

Jenn M. Jackson is a doctoral candidate, on the job market in fall 2018, in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago  where she has also received a graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Jenn’s research is in Black Politics with a focus on group threat, gender and sexuality, public opinion, political psychology, and behavior.

In her dissertation, “Race, Risks, and Responses: Mapping Black Americans’ Reactions to Group Threat,” Jackson investigates the role of group threat in influencing Black Americans’ political behavior. Methodologically, she utilizes quantitative analyses of survey data and experiments as well as qualitative analysis  of 50 in-depth interviews with young Black Americans ages 18 to 35 in the Chicago area to investigate both intergroup and intragroup differences in responses to and ideas about group threat.

 
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Aimee E. Nichols [she/her]

Aimee is the Associate Director of Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition building power through collective advocacy, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications to abolish immigration detention in the United States. At DWN, she manages the organization's finances, fundraising, operations, and organizational development initiatives. Prior to joining DWN, Aimee worked on federal immigration reform advocacy, first at the Alliance for Citizenship (A4C), and then at the Center for Community Change, staffing the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM). She also spent a few years doing local organizing and direct service work in the Bay Area, and received her Masters of Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Aimee is now based in Washington, DC.

 
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Lindsey Berger [she/her]

As a founding staff member of UnKoch My Campus, Lindsey played an instrumental role in building the organization from the ground up. Guiding national strategic planning processes, providing organizing support to campus leaders, coordinating recruitment and hiring efforts, and so much more, Lindsey wore many hats throughout her 4 1/2 years with UnKoch.

In her capacities as Executive Director, Lindsey exponentially grew UnKoch’s supporter base, managed the budget, and deepened relationships with allied organizations.  

Lindsey brings eight years of professional experience supporting issue-based organizing campaigns. She has worked with Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and more recently as a research consultant for various issue organizations.

 
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Lisa Graves [she/her]

Lisa Graves is a progressive activist who is senior fellow and former executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She served in this role from 2009 to 2017, when she became president of True North Research and co-director of DocumentedInvestigations.org.