Brooke Haggerty, Campaign Manager
Brooke has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector where she has successfully developed comprehensive fundraising and marketing strategies, executed large-scale events, and led her teams to create new assistance programs for those in need in the San Diego community. She has an M.A. in Human Behavior, a Certification in Non-Profit Management, and attended a program at Oxford University studying International Relations. Brooke is the executive director for the Animal Protection and Rescue League, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights and habitats of animals. Previously, she was the executive director for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a foundation that provides funding for emergency veterinary care for pets of seniors, veterans, and military or low income families. She sits on the board of directors of FACE as well as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), an organization that activates emerging leaders in the San Diego community. Brooke also serves on the advisory board for National University's College of Letters and Sciences, and volunteers for San Diego State University’s Aztec Mentor Program.
Evlyn Andrade, Field Coordinator
Evlyn brings years of experience effectively planning, implementing and managing multiple projects and roles in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments. She is strategic and analytical with a creative, systems-based approach to solving complex problems and a keen ability to translate data and trends into a clear strategy. Prior to joining the campaign, Evlyn was the manager at the Office of Diversity Services at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and prior to that she was the manager at the Center for Public Health Practice where she received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award and the Sally Bellows Community-Building Award. Evlyn has been involved with many organizations working on fundraising and facilitating workshops, as well as planning conferences for low-income students and families on topics ranging from college admissions to substance abuse and addiction. She has also worked with the Teach in Prison Program helping inmates at San Quentin State Prison attain their GED. Evlyn has a bachelor's degree in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley, where she chaired the Staff Advisory Council and co-chaired the Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity Committee.
Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi, Housing Policy Advisor
Parisa has practiced poverty law across the State of California since 2010. She obtained her J.D. from the University of California—Davis School of Law. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Public Service at University of San Diego School of Law where she helps the next generation of poverty attorneys launch their social justice careers. From 2014-2017, she served as San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney, where she managed pro bono projects, oversaw civil legal services for homeless veterans and persons with HIV/AIDS, and supervised attorneys on cases impacting human rights: public benefits, health law, homelessness, disability discrimination, and affordable housing policy. She currently serves as a volunteer member of the State Bar Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Coordinating Committee. She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, a mediator, and accredited to represent veterans before the VA.
Anthony Palmiotto, Volunteer Videographer
Anthony has been teaching Cinematic Arts, Multimedia and Video Production at Point Loma High School in San Diego since 2007. Under his direction, his students have been recognized in local, regional and national video competitions. Many graduates from his program have gone on to study at some of the top film schools in the country (e.g. USC, NYU - Tisch School of the Arts and Chapman University). Anthony’s parents were also public servants. His mother is a retired Public School Teacher and his father is a retired New York City Police Officer and Certified Fraud Examiner for the Federal Government. Anthony is a registered Democrat who lives, works and VOTES in District 2.
Nona Sarkysian and Hannah Tran, Interns
Interns Nona and Hannah are students at the University of California, San Diego, where they are studying political science. Nona’s previous volunteer experience includes conducting weekly educational seminars on diversity and racism in high school settings. Hannah is a Judicial Board Member at the Student Council of Eleanor Roosevelt College at UCSD. Both are excited to get hands-on campaign experience and have been big assets to our team!