TEAM

We're a collection of Gen Z leaders fixing some of the biggest problems facing our generation.

LEADERSHIP

Conor O'Shea

Founder

Conor just wants Gen Z to vote. Before founding Up to Us, he spent 4 years at Tesla, helped lead Growth at Citizen, and interned for Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Ava Donaldson

Board of Directors, Head of Talent

Ava is the US Influencer Lead for Google Hardware. She's passionate about the intersection of culture and politics — previously running content strategy for her mother, Susan Bysiewicz's successful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut.

Sam Sheffer

Board of Directors, Senior Advisor

Sam Sheffer is a technologist that resides in New York City. He spent his 20s working in tech media; at Engadget, The Verge, and Mashable. He now makes YouTube in his TriBeCa studio and enjoys playing video games, riding his electric longboards, and only the finest Japanese whiskey.

Emily DaSilva

Board of Directors, Senior Advisor

Emily is the COO of Outvote, where she helps hundreds of campaigns, nonprofits, unions, and national advocacy organizations mobilize supporters for sweeping change in 2020. She runs on tea and musical theatre.

Brian Wright

Board of Directors, Senior Advisor

Brian is the Head of Marketing at Six Degrees Creative, an Atlanta-based creative house that puts their outside-the-box stamp on global brand campaigns. See if you can find him in one of the 27 music videos he’s appeared in.

Alex Register

Head of Partnerships and Business Development

Alex is head of Marketing + Partnerships for Daisie, former VICE + Tesla

Corey Werner

Head of Operations

Corey currently works on the Operations and Delivery team at Rivian and enjoys using his free time to support non-profits that are leveraging technology to benefit social causes. During the pandemic he worked at Helping Hands Community where he connected vulnerable clients to food pantries.

CONTRIBUTORS

Cullen Dudas

Advisor

Cullen is an engineer, designer, and entrepreneur turned vaccination site volunteer

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Alex Rieflin

Brand Designer

Alex is an independent designer building visual identity for Up to Us. He is registered to vote.

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Shreya Sudarshana

Product Manager

Shreya is on the product management team at Disney+, working on consumer engagement and content discovery.

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Josh Svoboda

Brand Designer

Josh is a graphic designer at WHOOP by day, and brand designer at Up to Us by night. He helps create and curate the visual identity to ensure everything looks its best.

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Angelo Saraceno

Developer

Angelo is a product manager during the day. His main goal in life is to build great civic and product experiences. It is said that he has a distinct laugh.

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Lindsey Kennedy

Editorial Director

Lindsey is a fiction author and editorial director based in LA. She helped develop some of the branding for up to us.

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Rosendo Ayala

Creative Director

Rosendo is a photographer and creative director living in Los Angeles.

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Shianne Bagget

Project Manager

Shianne works in sports media account management at Optimum Sports working with Gatorade, McDonalds, BioFreeeze, & Intel. She dreams of owning a D&I Sports & Entertainment media consulting firm.

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Hanna Romley

Content

Hanna works on Up to Us' content creation and brand strategy. Always manages to include a car or two.

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Jimmy Hsu

Developer

Jimmy Hsu is a multidisciplinary software engineer and serial entrepreneur that is currently the Co-Founder of Astro Financial. Previously, he was a Fellow & EIR at On Deck, Senior Lead Software Engineer at WeWork & Pandora Music, and Founder at Recharge. He also insists that 1 Doge will always be 1 Doge.

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Long Tran

Developer

Long Tran is a software engineer currently studying Computer Science at University of California San Diego

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Benjamin Allan-Rahill

Developer

Ben sometimes goes by his initials BJAR. He enjoys going up and down mountains and is a trained ballet dancer. Ben's currently taking the semester off from Middlebury College.

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Aaron Son

Developer

Aaron is an engineer building software to transform subscription e-commerce at Scoutside.

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Nikolas Huebecker

Developer

Nikolas is an entreprenuer and engineer currently working on a stealth startup.

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Anisha Sunkerneni

Developer + Content Outreach

Anisha is an engineer and ex-medical student. She's passionate about design, medicine, technology and developing products that bring people together. Anisha enjoys asking questions that make people think.

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Eshita Nandini

Developer + Content Outreach

Eshita is a Data Analyst at Shareworks by Morgan Stanley. She helps build Up to Us' website and bring creators onboard to create content.

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Ali Finkelstein

Content Outreach

Ali is a "jack-of-all-trades" that graduated from MIT with a Master’s of Engineering and Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

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Katie Lin

Content Outreach

Katie leads product and business strategy at Couplet Coffee and studies Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon.

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