Ainsley Meyer | Case Manager
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Ainsley joined Real Change as a Justice Leadership Program intern in the summer of 2018. After her year of service, she joined the vendor program as the case manager. Ainsley is passionate about doing her best to ensure vendors have their needs met. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, and caring for her excessive collection of houseplants.
Ace Azul | Development and Communications Associate
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Ace graduated with a degree in Multimedia Journalism from SFSU, where he was the assistant editor for the online section of the Golden Gate [X]press. While a digital news assistant at KIRO News 7, Ace gained valuable experience in communications and social media. Ace has his own photography business shooting portraits and events, and loves to spend time dancing and hanging out with friends.
Ari Shirazi | Office Manager
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Ari is a longtime reader of the paper and is excited to be on the Real Change team after having worked at other local non-profits in the past, including ROOTS Young Adult Shelter and Seattle ReCreative. They have a passion for the intersection of art and social justice, and they believe in the power of communication and access to information. Ari is a zinester, printmaker, and bookmaker, and they like video games, houseplants, and spending time with their cat Izzy.
Camilla Walter | Development and Communications Director
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Camilla manages development and communications for Real Change. With experience in program design and evaluation, grants management, events planning, individual and institutional giving, and marketing and communications, Camilla supports the programmatic work here. In her free time, Camilla volunteers with camp outreach projects, reads novels, and makes art.
Caroline St. Clair | Vendor Support Specialist (Episcopal Service Corps Member)
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Caroline is a southern transplant who is here for a year to serve on Real Change's staff as the Episcopal Service Corps Intern. She works in the vendor center whenever it is open, and in her free time she enjoys journaling, going on socially distanced walks, and spending time with her roommates!
Henry Behrens | Arts Editor
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Henry is an editor with a background in design and illustration. They are passionate about social justice, inclusive language, and equal rights. In their spare time, they are usually reading, doing weird crafts, or playing role-playing games.
Jacob Schear | Organizer
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Jacob couldn’t be more thrilled to be on the Real Change advocacy and organizing team--he’s admired Real Change for years and greatly values getting to know vendors in his community and throughout Seattle. He has worked as a barista, lifeguard, bookseller, grocery worker, delivery biker, and writing tutor, and has been involved with local grassroots organizing and political advocacy for several years. In his free time, Jacob enjoys bopping around town on his bike, reading, and cooking.
Katie Comboy | Volunteer Manager
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Katie originally joined Real Change as a volunteer in 2017. In 2018, Katie's passion for volunteerism and coming together to provide vendors with essential services led her to become the Volunteer Manager with Real Change. Katie earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. During this time, she organized public service events, recruited talented volunteers, and coordinated community fundraisers.
Lee Nacozy | Editor
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Lee began her work as a journalist at the Austin American-Statesman and continued while in law school in small-town Texas. Earning her law degree spurred her to write about criminal justice for dozens of media outlets including the American Bar Association Journal, The Progressive, Voice for the Defense and Yahoo. She is also a stand-up comedian and improv teacher and was a Lambda Literary Fellow.
Rebecca Marriott | Vendor Program Manager
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She holds an MSW in Community Organizing from the Hunter College School of Social Work. She started working in homeless services and workforce development over 13 years ago in New York City, and has recently moved back to her hometown of Seattle to be closer to family. Rebecca has been a Real Change reader since the 90’s, and truly believes the best thing you can give someone is a job.
Samira George | Features Reporter
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Samira grew up in the rolling hills of northern California, where she was bit by the journalism bug early from reading her local newspaper, The Vacaville Reporter. Driven by a passion for community journalism, she enjoys writing on subjects her community members feel strongly about and helping to elevate those voices. In her free time, you might find Samira hanging from a rock or backcountry skiing.
Shelley Dooley | Managing Director
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Native to Seattle and a graduate of Seattle University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Shelley has spent her entire career working in Human Services in King County. Starting in the early 90’s at an inpatient drug/alcohol treatment facility for parenting women then moving to Catholic Housing Services for 17 years, leaving as the Director of Social Services. Shelley brings her passion for working in direct services and strong administrative skills to the organization.
Tiffani McCoy | Advocacy Director
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Tiffani has a BS in Sociology and two Masters Degrees: one in Women's Studies, and the second in International Affairs. Tiffani is an avid reader, mama to Vera, and loves traveling and working to change the world.
Wes Browning | Circulation Specialist
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One time a math professor and three times homeless, Wes achieved a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Mathematics in 1979. He has been involved with Real Change since he supplied the art for the first cover in November of 1994. On the Editorial Committee, he writes for the paper, including a regular humor column. He works part-time in the Real Change office and is a former member of the Real Change Board of Directors.