Staff

Campaign Coordinators

Lily Pleven (‘26) is a sophomore studying Social Thought and Political Economy. She is a campaign coordinator here at CEPA running the Debt Free Future campaign, and is also very involved in the Food Justice campaign. When not at CEPA, she loves hanging with friends, collecting records and clothes, going to Frank, and spending time outside.

Priyanka Maharaj (‘25) is a a Public Policy and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Major. She is one of CEPA’s campaign coordinators on the Food Justice campaign. She likes lifting, cooking, writing, hanging with friends, and trying new places to eat!

 

Education & Training Coordinators

Anna Morel-Paletta ('24) is a senior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree with an Individual Concentration in Human Rights. She is the Lead Education and Training Coordinator, focused on providing training on political education, effective advocacy, and coalition building. In her free time, she loves reading, thrifting, spending time with friends, and strength training.

 

Isabella O’Brien (‘26) is a double major Political Science and Spanish. She is one of the education and training coordinator and is involved with the Food Justice campaign. In her free time she loves watching reality tv, playing piano, hanging with friends and drinking iced Carmel Lattes!

 

Policy, Legislative, & Research Coordinator

Ayva Holden ('25)

 

 

External Communication & Outreach Coordinator

Jamie Seo ('25) is a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a Public Health major. She is CEPA’s External Communications Coordinator and is involved in sending out the weekly newsletters and collaborating with other student groups to create a more inclusive and accessible campus. She is mainly part of the Food Justice campaign. In her free time, she loves to spend time lifting, reading, discovering new restaurants, and exploring coffee shops!

 

Media Coordinator

Caitlyn Fair (‘25) is a junior studying Education & Sociology. She is the internal media coordinator for CEPA and works increasing CEPA’s media presence and building connections with other student power groups. When not at CEPA, Caitlyn can be founding spending time with her friends, thrifting, or trying out a new recipe!

 

Interns

Crysania Dangoor

CEPA Grad Director

Mick Mandeau is the graduate assistant at CEPA. She is pursuing an M.Ed in Social Justice Education and received a B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming at UMass. She cares deeply about student activism and advocacy and focuses her work on food access. She loves spending time biking, crafting, hiking with her partner, and cooking.