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Sarina Di Calogero, Programs Volunteer

Director of Special Events, National Women's Law Center
Sarina currently works as the Director of Special Events at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC, a non-profit organization that fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—by working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. When she is not working, she enjoys the rich food and theatre opportunities the DMV area has to offer.
Fun Fact: She is a New England sports fan.

Nakera Dumas, Strategic Partnerships Manager

Senior Director of Membership | Association of Fundraising Professionals
Nakera is a certified project management data science and experienced membership professional with demonstrated success in leading strategy development for non-profit organizations, generating sound solutions to solve critical issues, efficiently managing projects using agile frameworks delivering immediate business value, and building and sustaining member relationships. Expertise includes but is not limited to project and program management, member recruitment and retention strategies, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and digital and print marketing..
Fun Fact: She has an elevator phobia and has taken up to 50 flights of stairs.

Alyse-Noël Hicks, Social Media Manager

Strategic Communications Specialist | American Institutes for Research
Alyse-Noël Hicks is a Strategic Communications Specialist at the American Institutes for Research and although she is from Atlanta, GA, she currently resides in Arlington, VA. Before assuming this role, she obtained her Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Prior to receiving her Masters, Alyse-Noël obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a Public Relations concentration and a Marketing minor from the University of West Georgia. She also acquired an Advertising certificate from the university’s business school. Alyse-Noël is currently pursuing her second Master’s degree from University of Maryland Global Campus in Strategic Communication and loves to shop, spend time with friends and family, workout and volunteer in her free time.
Fun fact: I was suppose to be born in December (hence Noël in my name), but I was born on Thanksgiving

Chiquita Jackson, Membership Manager

Founder & CEO | CJE Consulting
Chiquita is the Founder & CEO of CJE Consulting and brings seven years of expertise with a passion for serving underrepresented communities through community empowerment, grassroots advocacy, professional development, career readiness support, and entrepreneurship resources.