Meet the Team

Communications Strategy

Stacey Kruckel

Stacey is an international marketing professional with over twenty years of experience. Stacey is currently the Secretary of the Frankfurt chapter of Democrats Abroad, and sits on numerous nonprofit boards dedicated to advocating for women. A New York native, Stacey is currently based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Staff Writer ~ Writers Hub

Sinclair Barbehenn

Sinclair is a 2019 Kenyon College graduate who spent the last year living in Morocco working in higher education. Being outside the US has given her new insights and perspectives into the US and its politics. She studied Psychology and French in undergrad and is passionate about learning about other people's stories and cultures, as well as empowering women. She is not a writer by trade but is excited to have the opportunity to write for Women to Win and be more politically active while sharing her experiences and thoughts.

Head of Campaign Outreach & State Champion MI, WI, IA

Rachel Rappaport

Rachel is an undergraduate student at Newcastle University in the UK, where she will be graduating in 2021 with a degree in Politics and Sociology. She currently works at the Institute for Political Innovation, where she is committed to catalyzing nonpartisan electoral reform. From her experience with congressional campaigns and the Democrats Abroad Candidate Information Team, Rachel has found a passion for helping elect strong, dynamic candidates to political office.

Contributor

Naomi Ages

Naomi is an attorney and campaigner committed to climate justice, human rights, and smashing the patriarchy. She leads the Democrats Abroad Climate Action Team.

Contributor

Marci Welford

Marci is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Public Relations. During her time at MSU, she interned for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel as well as various representatives in the Michigan legislature. She is passionate about social justice and helping strong female candidates get elected at state and national levels.

Freelance Writer

Lyli Chavez

Lyli Chavez is a Latinx math teacher and lifelong learner. She identifies as an intersectional feminist and will continue to be an ally to those historically disenfranchised.

Staff Writer ~ Writers Hub

Lucy Irwin

Lucy is a recent graduate of Kenyon College with degrees in Sociology and Art. During her time at Kenyon, she co-founded the college's chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America and co-hosted Pod Save Kokosing, a political podcast focused on including and understanding various political viewpoints at Kenyon and at large.

Contributor

Lucie Rosenthal

Lucie is a recent graduate from the Univeristy of Michigan where she received a B.A. in Sociology with a sub plan in Law, Justice, and Social Change and a minor in Writing. In her time on campus, Lucie was involved in creating opportunities based in the intersection of music and social change. She also has a strong passion for criminal justice reform. In the fall, Lucie will be moving to Washington DC to work at a nonprofit that teaches basic technology skills to help adults gain entry level employment.

Freelance Writer

Liza Martin

Liza is a recent graduate of Kenyon College, where she received Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish with a Concentration in Public Policy. During her time at Kenyon, Liza worked on campus as a Spanish Language Teaching Assistant and served as an Legislative Intern in the Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. Liza is interested in exploring the intersections of environmental and social justice issues and confronting these issues through policy and urban planning.

Contributor

Kaitlynn Newcomb

Kati is a MSc candidate in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she works on state-society relationships, socio-political influence on economic systems, and welfare state development. During her time studying Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon, Kati was a scholar at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. She currently serves as the Editor of Candidate Information for the Democrats Abroad Candidate Information Team.

Contributor

Hannah Chosid

Hannah is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Sociology of Law, Justice, and Social Change. During her time at Michigan, she became deeply involved in activism surrounding campus sexual misconduct and developed a passion for women's rights issues. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI, and will move to Washington, D.C. in the fall.

Staff Writer ~ Writers Hub

Grayson Hoffman

Gracie graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a BA in Political Science and the HIstory of Law and Policy. After graduating, she worked for the Kamala Harris For the People presidential campaign organizing for the Iowa Caucus. She is passionate about social justice and electing amazing female candidates to leadership positions at every levels. Grayson is planning to attend law school and is excited to use the law to fight for equal rights for all.

Staff Writer ~ Writers Hub

Fenna Milbauer

Fenna is a rising junior at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where she is studying International Public Policy and following two minors in journalism and strategic campaigning. She is actively involved in Democrats Abroad, and is committed to empowering women, social justice, and education access for refugees.

Contributor

Elyssa Fishman

Elyssa is a rising senior and Capstone Scholar at the University of South Carolina pursuing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Environmental Studies. Passionate about social and climate justice and female empowerment, she has led environmental initiatives that improved her high school, overnight camp, and college Greek system.

Staff Writer ~ Writers Hub

Dora Segall

Dora Segall is a recent graduate of Kenyon College, where she pursued a degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. During her time at Kenyon, she was a staff writer and editor for the Kenyon Collegian, the school's student-run newspaper. Her interests include the intersection of environment, culture, and communication. She is now pursuing a career in freelance journalism.

Team Lead, Writers Hub & Social Media Strategy

Claire Naughton

Claire graduated from Kenyon College in 2017 with a degree in English Literature. She traveled and worked as a freelance writer for three years before changing gears to work in the US as a field organizer for Amy Klobuchar's Presidential campaign. Now living as an expat in Strasbourg, France, she works as a business developer and volunteers with Democrats Abroad and other efforts to elect Democratic candidates in the US.

Founder & Day-to-day Operations

Carin Elam

Carin founded Women to Win with a vision: elect Democratic women to office in 2020 and beyond. In addition to surrounding herself with these talented women, Carin brings over 20 years of expertise in IT/business consulting. She serves in a number of roles for Democrats Abroad and sits on the Board of the American Women's Club of the Hague.

Contributor

Arielle Kohn

Arielle is undergraduate student in the graduating class of 2021 at the University of Michigan studying Spanish and International Studies with a focus on Global Environment and Health. With a passion for social justice and female empowerment, she is motivated to help promote strong and driven candidates on their election campaigns.

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