Here are the bios of three of our lead trainers.
Sarah Clader is the Program Director for the Student Empowerment Training Project, where she works to train student governments on advocacy and organizing skills as well as to support student efforts to start and strengthen State Student Associations. Sarah has spent the last six years working with statewide and national student organizations, both as a student and as a staffperson. Sarah got her start as a student activist at Rutgers University working on the New Voters Project, and since then she has coordinated four non-partisan youth voter registration drives in New Jersey that have registered a total of 7,000 young voters. Sarah also worked with student organizations and SGAs to fight for college affordability and protect student aid, including a 2009 campaign to help pass record increases to the federal Pell Grant.
Jessie Miller is the Training Associate with the Public Interest Network Training Center. Jessie helps to organize entry-level to advanced staff trainings for about a dozen non-profit organizations within the Public Interest Network. She also coordinates the Training Center's activist training "roadshow", organizing 50+ trainings in cities around the country for citizen activists. Jessie grew up in the suburbs of Boston and graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Robyn Nebrich is the former Executive Director for the Arizona Students Association, where she worked with student leaders across the state to increase access to and affordability of higher education in Arizona. Through her work with ASA, Robyn organized two annual conferences - the "Conference of Arizona Student Leaders (CASL)," focused on leadership development, organizing, voter registration, and higher education issues; and "Lobby Con," focused on lobbying and advocacy. Over her six years working to strengthen the student voice in Arizona, Robyn worked to help register 15,000 students to vote, organized 3,000 students to events at the capitol, and created an advocacy internship program that has over 100 participants each year. Robyn also serves as an advisory council member for Expect More Arizona and the O’Connor House Centennial Voter Engagement Project.