Erin Loos Cutraro is Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run, an organization working to increase the number of women and girls who see the possibilities in elected office. Born and raised in Missouri, Erin is now based in New York Citywhere she develops and manages She Should Run’s strategic growth and development. Prior to founding She Should Run, Erin advised candidates at the national, state, and local level on a gendered-lens approach to running for public office and she worked in education. It's Erin's two young daughters who motivate her to spur the systematic and cultural change needed to unlock barriers to entry and support opportunities in for women and girls in elected leadership.
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 Digital and Creative Manager, Jenn Addison informs and executes the digital and creative strategy for She Should Run. She has several years of experience as a digital strategist and graphic designer for non-profit and advocacy organizations. Prior to joining She Should Run, Jenn served as the Social Media Manager for TechGirls, a Department of State international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the MENA region to pursue careers in STEM fields. Before joining TechGirls, Jenn worked on the Digital teams at the Truman National Security Project and EMILY’s List. She holds a Bachelors degree in Middle Eastern studies from the College of William and Mary. Outside of her digital work, Jenn is a vinyasa yoga teacher, art lover, and frequent attendee of live music shows around DC.
Fabiana Diaz graduated from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a degree in International Studies. During her time on campus she was an advocate and activist for women's rights. She has been featured on HBO VICE: "Campus Cover-Up," contributed to the book We Believe You: Survivor's of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out, and was one of the survivors on stage with Lady Gaga at the Oscar's. She was recognized as Student Of The Year 2016 by her school's newspaper for her work on campus and continued advocacy for survivors. Before joining the She Should Run team, she was a fellow at Heads Up America, a campaign launched by President Barrack Obama to make free community college accessible for all students.
As a Latina immigrant, she recognizes the importance of representation in both the media and in government as a vehicle to incite social change and progress. She aspires to one day run for office.
As the Community Manager, Sofia Pereira brings her years of political organizing experience to the She Should Run Incubator community, which supports over 4,500 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!
Zoraima is a first generation American and college student studying Humanities with a concentration in public policy, communication advocacy, and women’s rights at the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at UT Austin, Zoraima served as the student chapter president of the Texas Freedom Network, where she also worked as an outreach intern and activist focusing on issues of LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice, and voting rights and was named a 2016 Truman Scholar. Zoraima has worked on statewide electoral campaigns with Battleground Texas and as a research assistant at the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. Her passions include dancing, community organizing and volunteering, and spending time with her 8-year-old Chihuahua named Mami. Zoraima plans to pursue a JD to continue her work as an advocate for civil liberties and women's rights.
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.