Kat Calvin @katcalvinla
Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread The Vote. A lawyer and social entrepreneur, Kat started STV after observing the results of local, state, and national elections without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act, and especially the many new voter ID laws that prevented millions of Americans from voting. Her work is fueled by the knowledge that the IDs Spread The Vote obtains will also help these voters have access to jobs, housing, medical care, and much more.
Kat's goal is to get an ID for every voter in America who needs one, because everyone has the right to fully access their personhood, and every citizen has the right to vote.
Kat attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Michigan Law School. She is an Army brat mostly from Seattle and Sierra Vista, AZ and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Costa @jensallwrite
Director of Volunteer Training
Jennifer is an experienced nonprofit professional who is passionate about voters rights. She lives in FL with her two children, dog, two cats and bearded dragon.
Seth Wainer @sethwainer
Director of Research & Data
Seth is a civic technologist who likes solving big problems. He previously worked in politics on the Obama Campaign and the DNC, and worked in government at HHS, the White House, and recently as CIO for the City of Newark, New Jersey.
Seth graduated from Columbia University and loves to read and change diapers.
Alexa Rimart @bigpandamarket
Director of Communications
Alexa Rimart is a recent graduate from Florida International University, where she earned a B.A. in Liberal studies with a focus in Marketing. On her time away from work, she spends countless hours studying the art of photography, which at a young age, began to light the path for her career.
Board Of Directors
Tommy Nicholas @tommyrva
Tommy is a software developer and startup founder with a strange affinity for financial technology infrastructure. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2011, Tommy founded his first startup, The City Swig, to help college students navigate the nightlife scene in their towns. In 2013 he helped launch coffitivity.com as a side project with friends, and helped grow the site to over 3.5 million users. The site landed on Time Magazines Top 50 Websites of 2013.
Tommy recently founded Alloy to help financial services companies with their compliance problems. The company was part of the inaugural Techstars Barclays Accelerator program and has raised $4m from top tier venture capitalists in NYC.
Nse Ufot @nseufot
new georgia project
Nse Ufot's life and career have been dedicated to working on various civil, human, and workers rights issues; as the Executive Director of the New Georgia
Project, she is proud to lead the organization to its goal of strengthening the state's democracy by registering and engaging roughly 1,000,000 eligible, but
unregistered African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans by the end of the decade.
Prior to joining the New Georgia Project, Ms. Ufot worked as the Assistant Executive Director for the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Canada's largest faculty union and she was the Senior Lobbyist and Government Relations Officer for the American Association of University Professors where she coordinated initiatives for mobilizing members around legislation and regulations that impacted
higher education and labor law.
Ms. Ufot, a proud naturalized citizen, was born in Nigeria and raised in Southwest Atlanta. Nsé enjoys international travel, listening and playing music from the African Diaspora, and hosting house parties for close friends and family. She is also fluent in French, English, Sarcasm, Profanity, and Gwapanese.
Georgina Cannan @georgina_can
Deputy director and counsel, civic engagement and voter protection
Democratic National Committee
Georgina Cannan is the DNC Deputy Director and Counsel for Civic Engagement and Voter Protection. Georgina is a Virginia native. Before coming to the DNC, she was the Coordinated Campaign Voter Protection Director in Virginia in 2014 and, starting in 2015, worked as the Democratic Party of Virginia's Voter Protection and Policy Director, where she was the only voter protection director on state party staff in the country. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in Political Science and International Relations and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. She is barred in Virginia.