About the Leadership Team
Bridget (she/her) attended the REALITY Revolve journey in 2019 and is a member of the leadership team co-planning Kehillah 2020. Her experience as a 2012 Teach For America Corps Member in Bridgeport, Connecticut has enabled her to understand how policies, societal narratives, community support, and leadership can influence the outcomes of youth. She believes that systems change effort that centers equity is needed to transform the education system so that all students, regardless of their background, can achieve success.
In her current role as the Senior Manager for Education Initiatives at The Social Impact Exchange, a national membership association focused on spreading collaborative initiatives to achieve systemic change, she helps curate inclusive convenings that center equity, enhance trust between participants, and increase knowledge sharing between members. Previously she served as the Senior Data Associate at Educators for Excellence where she provided strategic insights to drive advocacy campaigns and worked to ensure that teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and profession.
Bridget earned her Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Johns Hopkins University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Social Justice through Quantitative Literacy from Lafayette College. Bridget serves on the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Young Leader board and is an active criminal justice advocate.
Stay in touch! Contact Bridget: bridget(at)revolvecommunity.org
Bryanna (she/her) is a native of Washington, DC and was raised (and still resides in) Decatur, GA. She was a 2016 Metro Atlanta Teach For America alumna and attended the REALITY Revolve journey in 2018. Prior to TFA, Bryanna received her Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts Administration from Georgia State University.
After attending the REALITY Revolve journey, she found any and every way to stay involved with the community including planning the 2018 trip reunion alongside Mike Greene and Joe Gallagher, attending two catalysts, and being the logistics lead for the 2019 Harry Potter Catalyst. Bryanna also works as a Recruitment Associate at Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Teach For America.
In her free time, you can find Bryanna traveling, spending time with family and friends, teaching Ballet, and trying new restaurants in Atlanta. She is looking forward to working with the Leadership team and meeting new community members.
Stay in touch! Contact Bryanna: bryanna(at)revolvecommunity.org
Courtney (she/her/hers/ella) is a consultant, writer, community organizer, and educator. After graduating as a first-generation college student from the University of Iowa where she triple-majored in Religion Studies, Creative Writing, and English (with a minor in African American Studies), Courtney taught middle school language arts in Vance County, NC, by way of the leadership development organization Teach For America. As an alum of the program, she was a founding member of the ENC chapter of The Collective, TFA’s alumni of color association.
After 5 years in the classroom, she joined staff on the Eastern NC regional team as a teacher coach during which time she leveraged an anti-oppression, liberatory consciousness framework and interactive learning experiences for prompting reflection and leadership development in novice educators. Following four years in that role, she became Director, Alumni Impact – Racial Equity & Values-based Leadership in the region, launching the Wake County Equity Coalition, relaunching the regional chapter of The Collective and Prism (the organization’s LGBTQ advocacy organization), and organizing the first-ever multiregional gathering for alumni of color in North and South Carolina. Currently she serves as National Managing Director, Leadership Development Strategy. She co-leads the Multiracial, Multiethnic and Jewish resource groups on staff and is a DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusiveness) practitioner.
Outside of her work with TFA, Courtney serves as a leadership team board member for Safe Schools NC, a nonprofit that supports educators in ensuring LGBTQ youth are affirmed and protected in the classroom. She is a writer whose work has been featured in Daily Dot, Catalogue Magazine, and Huffington Post. Courtney is also a diversity, equity, and inclusiveness consultant for both Dimensions Educational Consulting and her own consulting organization, Radical Roots, which she co-founded with her consulting partner, fellow Revolver Dena Robinson, in 2016. A Leichtag grant recipient and alum of the Selah fellowship, Courtney often engages in intersectional antiracist organizing for and with Jews of Color around issues of equity, power, inclusiveness, and colonization. Most recently she has been part of the Jewish Women of Color Resilience Circle Fellowship.
Courtney lives in Zebulon, NC, with her spouse and their niece. She is the proud auntie of 10 niblings, loves Star Trek & Afro-futurism, and is eagerly waiting for new Marvel movies to come out.
Stay in touch! Contact Courtney: courtney(at)revolvecommunity.org
Joey (he/him) is a native of Barrington, IL outside of Chicago, and current resident of Cambridge, MA. Joey is a 2014 Teach For America alumni and attended REALITY Leadership in 2015.
After 2 years as the Revolve Community Operations Coordinator, Joey is incredibly excited to transition into the role of Community Program Manager and to work alongside Bridget, Bry, Courtney, Lo, and Nicole. Since joining the Revolve Community, Joey has loved maintaining relationships with others from REALITY ’15 as well as meeting new folks.Prior to moving to Milwaukee for TFA, Joey attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and studied Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, and Dance. Joey has also received his Master’s in Urban Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University and his MBA in Educational Leadership from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2017.
Outside of coaching a Catalyst facilitator pair, contributing to the community’s strategic direction, and leading logistics and operations for the Revolve Community, Joey serves as he Special Education Director at Match Charter Public High School. He has been working in education for more than 5 years, including non-profit, classroom, and school leadership experience. Joey also currently works as an adjunct instructor & clinical supervisor for Cardinal Stritch University & Alverno College.
In his free time, Joey can be found traveling, cooking with his wife, Maggie, playing with his kitten – Yoda, practicing yoga, or running. He looks forward to getting to know more Revolve community members and reconnecting with others as well!
Stay in touch! Contact Joey: joseph(at)revolvecommunity.org
Lo (she/her) is a native New Yorker who lives outside of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, Andy and dog, Buddy.
As a part of the Revolve community, Lo has served as Catalyst Program Manager (’18) and has been a Catalyst Facilitator, co-leading Catalysts on self-care (Repair, Renew, Recharge in Malibu, CA, ’17) and values-based relationship building (Partners in Minneapolis, MN, ’17). A 2012 TFA New York Corps Member, Lo attended REALITY Leadership in 2013. Having gained so much from the Revolve Community—including a renewed Jewish identity and treasured friendships—she is pleased to have the chance to give back in this role.
Lo has spent the past ten years in the education and nonprofit sectors, working in affordable housing and international education, with a focus on teaching, adult training, online learning, and impact measurement. Lo taught high school and middle school English in Harlem and the Bronx as a 2012 Teach For America – New York corps member. She also has prior experience as the Training Senior Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, where she oversaw the organization’s annual conference, designed and build virtual learning courses, and facilitated in person trainings. Lo also served as the Manager of Knowledge and Impact at Teach For All, where she supported over 40 global organizations to improve instruction in classrooms around the globe. Lo earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Boston University in 2010 and master’s degree in teaching at Fordham University in 2014.
In her free time, she can be found practicing yoga, running (super slowly), reading a book for book club, or rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones. She is absolutely thrilled to serve Revolve as the community’s Director, in close collaboration with the community at large.
Stay in touch! Contact Lo: lauren(at)revolvecommunity.org
Nicole (she/her), is Revolve’s Outreach Coordinator, and she manages Revolve’s Facebook page, website, and monthly newsletter. She has previously served as Catalyst Program Manager (2019) and co-facilitated two Catalysts for the community (Catalyst: Sex and Catalyst: Spark).
Nicole has spent much of her career working on rural health initiatives in South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, where she first moved in 2011 to teach middle school science through Teach for America. Nicole has a Master of Public Health from Yale School of Public Health and is passionate about expanding healthcare access to underserved populations, particularly in areas of sexual and reproductive health. She has also taught as an adjunct professor in the education department at the tribal college.
In her free time, Nicole drums for the illustrious Little White River Band, knits lots of lopsided hats, and runs.
Stay in touch! Contact Nicole: nicole(at)revolvecommunity.org
About the Advisory Board
The Advisory Board serve as trusted advisors and partners to the Leadership Team in managing the strategy and operations of the community. In addition to consulting with the Leadership Team, the advisory council also provides direct execution on our fundraising, governance, and partnerships. Advisory Board members serve two-year terms
2020-2021 Advisory Board
- Idan Avidani: Manager, Neta Elkayam; founding REALITY trip guide
- Rebecca Cohen: Director of Chapter Services, BBYO; REALITY participant
- Kristin Macapagal: Director of School and Systems Leadership, Teach For America; Revolve Director 2018; REALITY trip facilitator 2018; Catalyst Facilitator 2017; REALITY 2012 participant
- Shayna Mora: Director of Internal Affairs, Teach For America Hawai‘i; REALITY trip facilitator 2015 & 2019; REALITY 2013 participant; Revolve Transition Team member
- Dena Robinson: Judicial Law Clerk, The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland; REALITY trip facilitator 2020; REALITY 2013 participant