|Communications Director: Andrew Goldston
Andrew spent his early years on Manhattan’s Upper West Side growing up on Zabar’s and Big Nick’s. His family moved to Westchester when he was in grade school, but the damage was done – Andrew had fallen hopelessly in love with The City. An unrepentant Deaniac (“You have the power!”), Andrew loves MYD for its commitment to empowering young people to take ownership of politics.
You can reach Andrew at comm [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Community Service Director: Jordan Reisner
Jordan returns to the MYD board as the Community Service director for a second year. On the belief that service is integral to our mission and addressing social and economic issues, Jordan will work closely with the board and members to continue to raise awareness about civic engagement, build partnerships, and expand volunteer opportunities for good causes in our community. A native of New Jersey, Jordan graduated from Rutgers College studying economics and political science. His professional background has spanned consulting, technology, finance and non-profit advocacy. In his personal time, Jordan enjoys tennis, reading, dining, theatre, debating, exploring NYC and traveling near and far.
You can reach Jordan at service [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Creative Director: Chris Baily
Chris Baily is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Pure West, a New York based Film, Web, and Marketing firm. Before that, he spent five years working in Economic Development as a Community Investment Banker at the National Economic Opportunity Fund. During that time, he worked in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, including six months in Tennessee where he was instrumental in the development of a mixed use real estate project in Chattanooga’s historically African American business district. Chris received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University, where he was awarded the David R. Beane Prize for excellence in the Fine Arts. In high school, Chris was a Presidential Scholar and an Arts Recognition and Talent Search awardee. He grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and after spending a few years outside the beltway, Chris was inspired by Obama and the good folks at MYD to get involved again.
You can reach Chris at creative [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Data Director: Felipe Osorio
Felipe brings a rich cosmopolitan background to MYD. He grew up in Ecuador, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria. In 2011, he moved to the city to pursue a graduate degree in political science at Columbia University, focusing on international relations and statistical methodology. His passion for quantitative analysis of social science data combined with a progressive mindset landed him on the data team at OFA New York’s Headquarters last August. Presently, Felipe does data consulting for Random House’s quantitative analysis division. In 2013, he plans to transform MYD into a more efficient, data-driven enterprise. If you meet him outside of a political context, he encourages you to challenge him at a friendly game of ping pong.
You can reach Felipe at data [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Development Director: Christina Chang
Christina moved from San Diego to New York in the Fall of 2004. She attended Barnard College, where she majored in psychology and political science. Since graduating in 2008, she has worked in both the legal and financial sectors. She joined MYD in December 2010, and has been an active member of both the Women’s Issues Committee and the Environmental Issues Committee. She served as the Treasurer from September 2011 through the end of 2012. As Development Director, she looks forward to being a resource for MYD’s members, and to helping MYD become even bigger and better in 2013.
You can reach Christina at dev [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Events Director: Robin Brown
Robin has worked in the political arena for 5 years. She has worked for many successful campaigns throughout the United States including Obama for America both in the primary cycle and the general election.She has also worked for and been on boards of non-profits including Neighborhood Housing Services, a nonprofit community revitalization organization and Citizen Action of New York. With both a political and non-profit background Robin is excited to help MYD in the upcoming election year partner and work with many great organizations in NYC.
You can reach Robin at events [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Finance Director: Alex Leopold
Alex has been MYD’s Finance Director since August, 2009. He has been instrumental in helping MYD move from a deficit to a surplus position, making it the most successful Young Democrats chapter in America. As Finance Director, Alex has established the premiere Young Democrats event of the year, MYD’s annual Young Gets It Done event which attracts over 400 people who attend to show their support for the organization.
Alex has an extensive background as a political consultant working closely with many elected officials from the Federal, State and City level, for whom he fundraised over $1,000,000. His achievements in the political realm garnered him a feature in the New York Post Page 6 Magazine (Sept. 2012 issue).
Alex was a world-ranked Junior Olympian alpine ski racer. He graduated f] from Concordia University in Montreal and studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Killam fellow scholar.
You can reach Alex at finance [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Learning Labs Director: Megan Moskop
Megan is a middle school teacher in Washington Heights. She firmly believes that we are all responsible for building a happier, healthier, more equitable society through teaching and learning from each other; thus, she is thrilled to be coordinating the new MYD Learning Labs program!She’s new to MYD and New York politics, but she grew up working on local North Carolina campaigns and politicking at pig-pickin’s and peace protests. She holds an MS in Special Education from Hunter College and a BA in International Comparative Studies from Duke University.
You can reach Megan at classes [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Policy Director: Kim Moscaritolo
Kim joined MYD in December of 2009 and instantly fell in love with grassroots politics. She served as both Community Service Director and Secretary before being elected President last year. She proudly serves as a Democratic County Committeewoman in her neighborhood thanks to MYD’s Open Seat Project. She’s lived in New York City since 2002 and has a B.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. Her greatest political accomplishment has been playing Nancy Pelosi in the political satire Life After Bush.
You can reach Kim at policy [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|Political Director: John Bartos
A lifelong New Yorker who can trace his political roots to when his parents met working for Bella Abzug’s congressional campaign, John spent several years working for a New York State Senator before joining Manhattan Young Democrats as Political Director. Besides his duties at MYD, he is a member of Manhattan Community Board 8, serving on the board’s liquor license and budget committees, and sits on the Executive Board of the Lexington Democratic Club as a Member-At-Large. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.
You can reach John at political [at] goMYD [dot] com.
|New Media Director: Alex Woodward
Alex came to New York to study at Barnard College after a childhood in Annapolis, MD (where she never learned to sail), and a gap year in India (where she taught in a school for children of nearby slums and organized Human Rights Education conferences). Once at Barnard, she studied Sociology with a focus on Human Rights and wanted to minor in Music Composition… but worked at the UN instead. Since graduating in 2010, she has done everything from intern at the Clinton Global Initiative and direct the short-term volunteering program for the Susila Dharma International Association to bartend and feature in Off-Broadway and flamenco dance performances. Most recently, she comes to MYD after working on the Obama campaign as a Digital Fellow. She continues to serve as the Digital Lead for New York State with Organizing for Action, the campaign’s new guise, and is excited to build online communities with MYD that can be activated offline for long term change.
You can reach Alex at newmedia [at] goMYD [dot] com.