Jackie Mahendra

Director of Strategic Collaboration, Citizen Engagement Laboratory

Jackie Mahendra
Jackie Mahendra, spearheads a network initiative at CEL to strengthen the ecosystem of tech-savvy groups pushing for progressive change. Jackie recently served as Director of Organizing and then Director of Storytelling at Change.org. Prior to that, she led online strategy for the immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice, where she fought tooth and nail for the federal DREAM Act. As a board member of Netroots Nation, Jackie has given dozens of talks on new media strategy, immigration, and online storytelling – and spearheaded programs to promote diversity and innovation. When not building things at CEL, Jackie enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and running a fair-trade, ethical fashion startup, @ishivest.


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