Georgia 9to5 Chapter Staff
Amna is passionate about community, self-determination, and organizing. She is based in Albany, GA. Her background is primarily in Israel/Palestine, having spent time organizing in the American Jewish community and on the ground in Israel/Palestine studying and leading educational trips. She has interned and worked for a variety of progressive and political organizations, including J Street, the Obama White House, West Wing Writers, and the Ossoff for GA-06 congressional campaign. Originally from Maryland, she is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland.
Shanda is a firm believer that someone else’s opinion does not define you or what you can accomplish in life, if you are willing to fight. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Political Science, Shanda was a vanguard for grassroots organizing and politics. Collegiate activism lead to campaign work for city council elections in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Shanda seeks to leave the world a better place, whether by given a voice to the voiceless, or redeeming social, political, and economic conditions that keep people oppressed.
LaToya is passionate about closing the gender pay gap, and believes that women should have access to affordable, quality healthcare regardless of their citizenship and socio-economic status. She enjoys educating people about organ donation, voter registration, suicide prevention, and women’s health concerns. A native of Savannah, LaToya has a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong State University. LaToya has worked for the State of Georgia for the past eleven years, most recently providing enrollment assistance to parents of uninsured youth.
Leadership Development and Training Coordinator
Allison is a newly transplanted Atlantan, but will always be a Memphian at heart. She’s a grassroots organizer at heart, has developed an organizer training program, has facilitated many challenging conversations around race and oppression, and most recently led a statewide coalition on reproductive rights and sexual health in Tennessee. She is excited to now be a part of the 9to5 family supporting the expansion of their training program.
Chapter and Helpline Organizer
Olivia recently graduated from Aquinas College in Michigan, with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Organizational Psychology. She has always been passionate about social justice-based work. She lived in Central America for 8 years, which has had a significant impact on her perspective on social justice. Most of her work since being back in the U.S has been with migrant communities. She strongly believes in the importance of public education and community organizing.
Kim Schofield, M.A., CLC