Politisit
Simple solution. Stronger community.

Our Team

 

oUR TALENTED TEAM

 

 
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Rachel Sowray - Founder and Board Member

Rachel is a mom and local attorney who has always cherished a healthy American democracy and engaged communities. She spent time working on healthcare, housing, and education policy on Capitol Hill while earning her Masters in Public Policy. After law school, Rachel continued as a public servant and became a prosecutor. She is excited to build Politisit's program and empower families.

 
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Gillian Wildfire - Strategist

Gillian is a Renaissance woman who has led successful referendum campaigns, traveled the world, and starred in musical theater productions. She earned her MBA and MPP from Carnegie Mellon and has since managed brand marketing and analytics for several companies.  Gillian moved to Oregon a few years ago and continues to be heavily involved with community issues through her service on the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Budget Committee.

 
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Kim Olson - Board Member

Kim is the mother of two young children and serves as policy advisor to an elected official.  In her previous life/career, she earned a Master's of German and European Studies and served overseas in the U.S. diplomatic service. Since the move back to Oregon, she's been focused on state and local policy and its impact on women and families. She believes increased civic involvement will lead to better policy solutions and is excited to help families overcome a major barrier to getting involved.