Amara Reese-Hansell



Membership Engagement Officer

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Amara (she/her), got her start in advocacy as an intern at Forward Montana while studying at Montana State University. Over the next six years, she would serve in a number of roles, ultimately leaving the organization as Program Director, having run GOTV campaigns, lobbying programs, and a statewide census canvassing operation. She then moved on to Forward’s parent organization, the Alliance for Youth Action, where she supported Program and Executive Directors in Vermont, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, & Oregon in navigating the challenges she faced in her own time at Forward.

Amara comes to Funders with a passion for empowering young leaders, a collaborative spirit, and an optimism for our future — inspired by the countless bright, relentless activists she’s partnered with along the way.