Erin Loos Cutraro is the Founder and CEO of She Should Run, a leading non-partisan organization working to increase the number of women running for office in the United States. Since its founding in 2011, nearly 40,000 women have been encouraged to run for office through She Should Run’s efforts, and over 11,000 women have indicated they are preparing for a future through She Should Run’s flagship program, the Incubator. It's Erin's two young daughters who motivate her to champion the systematic and cultural change needed to see gender equity for women and girls in our lifetime. Born and raised in Missouri, Erin now resides just outside of New York City.
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Clare Bresnahan works and lives in Washington, DC, where she has dedicated her career to increasing women and girls’ representation through advocacy, political engagement, and social change efforts.
Clare joined She Should Run in 2012 as the Programs Director responsible for directing organization’s research and programs expanding the pipeline of America’s future women elected leaders. Her passion for sparking women’s political careers drives her commitment to She Should Run’s mission.
Clare started her career at the Girl Scouts of the USA Public Policy and Advocacy Office in 2008. Clare led GSUSA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for advancing the girl perspective in youth policy issues. Under her leadership, the Girl Scouts launched one of its largest advocacy efforts to promote healthier, balanced images of women and girls within the media and entertainment industry - The Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls.
She recently graduated magna cum laude with a Masters in Public Management at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2008 from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. She also teaches political entrepreneurship for the nonpartisan organization, New Leaders Council, and has served as the New Leaders Council DC Chapter Co-Director. While Clare loves the national work she leads in DC, she is a proud Midwest native, who hails from the Queen City - Cincinnati, Ohio.
As the Community Manager, Sofia Pereira brings her years of political organizing experience to the She Should Run Incubator community, which supports thousands of women considering a run for elected office. Prior to joining She Should Run, Sofia served several years as legislative staff at the county and state level and worked on campaigns from the local to congressional level in her home state of California. Sofia is a 2014 graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, after which she ran successfully for the Arcata City Council, where she currently serves as Vice Mayor. Sofia holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication, and she is currently studying women in politics as a graduate student at Humboldt State University.
Sofia first held elected office at 11 years old as the “Commissioner of Religion” at St. Clare School in Santa Clara, CA. This was followed by several disheartening (student) campaign losses, until 10 years later when she became her university’s student body president as a write-in candidate. Sofia wants to encourage other women and girls to run and to never give up!
Sydney is a recent graduate of American University's School of International Service, where she received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and minored in Sociology. In her time at AU, Sydney was involved in on-campus activism and community organizing, including serving on the executive board of AU’s chapter of Amnesty International. After attending a seminar centered around women in the pipelines to political leadership, at which She Should Run gave a lecture, Sydney wanted to become more involved in the movement to get more women interested in running for office. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, she is especially interested in engaging more Midwestern women in the political process as a way to facilitate progress throughout the region. Sydney has plans to pursue a post-graduate degree in the near future and in the meantime she is enjoying all of the opportunities for social justice and political activism (and all of the great brunch spots!) that D.C. has to offer.
Summer Boucher-Robinson is a Bay Area native and a Political Science major in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Raised in an all-female household by a fiercely feminist mom, women’s empowerment was instilled in her from the very start. While in high school, Summer volunteered on President Obama’s second campaign and participated in the YMCA’s model California legislature program. It was here that she first learned the pressures that women face while running for and serving in office. More recently, Summer was a fellow for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in Oakland, CA. Working alongside so many successful, passionate women in an empowered campaign like this solidified her goal to help elect more women to national, state, and local government.
Sarah is a recent graduate from the University of Rochester, where she studied Political Science and Public Health. While attending the University of Rochester, Sarah was involved with non-partisan student engagement and she helped register hundreds of students to vote and obtain their absentee ballots. Sarah served as the Student Assistant for Political Engagement, in this role she planned and executed events to empower her fellow students to make their voices heard. Sarah interned in the Office of Presidential Correspondence at the White House during the Obama administration, where she helped connect individuals with their government. She is passionate about engaging individuals in the political process and ensuring that our government is representative of our population. Sarah is most excited about the opportunity to help more women have the knowledge and skills to become leaders in politics.