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Staff & Advisors

Meet Our Team

Below are the influential individuals who accomplish the day-to-day work within the Lone Star Parity Project.
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Brooke López

Features Director

Brooke López is an alum of University of Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law. In her published thesis, Brooke analyzed the gap in parity for women in politics. She ran for public office in 2015 at age 18. She has a talkative cat named Severus.

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Lauren Bair

Research Analyst

Lauren Bair is studying Data Science and Economics at UT Dallas. She hopes to work in UX design to uplift underrepresented voices. She's a rock climber, reader, yogi, and loves spending time outside with her partner and dog.

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Jeffrey Clark

Research Analyst

Jeffrey Clark is a hospitality professional pursuing a Masters in Energy Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is focused on being involved in fortifying a future for generations to come by exploring alternative and renewable resources.

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Yaitova Spiegel

Research Analyst

Yaitova Spiegel is studying Political Science at Collin College. Determined to fight for human rights, she is pursuing a career in campaign work and advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog, spending time with others, and trying new restaurants.

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Denae Ávila-Dickson

Contributor

Denae Ávila-Dickson is a proud Texas native. She graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Political Science and Urban Studies. She is passionate about working towards a better future for the state of Texas.

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Yulissa Chavez

Contributor

Yulissa Chavez is pursuing her MPA at the LBJ School of Public Affairs with a focus on education policy, economic development, healthcare, and housing policy. In her free time, she likes watching horror movies, playing with her ca, swimming, and making faux cakes. 

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Hanna Guidry

Contributor

Hanna Guidry is a student at the University of Texas double majoring in Government and Sustainability Studies. She is passionate about politics and policy with plans on practicing law in the future.

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Bianca Martinez

Contributor

Bianca Martinez is a San Antonio native and graduate of the Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Politics and Law. Previous advocacy work for Bianca has focused on education inequity in Texas and voter rights. She plans to attend law school.

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Dr. Amanda Roy

Contributor

Amanda Roy is a recent graduate of the University of Rhose Island Behavioral Science Doctoral Degree Program. She specializes in applied research methodology, specifically qualitative and mixed method designs. 

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Amorae' Shamberger

Contributor

Amorae' Shamberger is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University when she majored in Political Science and a minored in Philosophy Pre- Law. She is currently applying to law school to become an attorney in the near future.

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Adrianna Maberry

Research Director

Adrianna Maberry is a leading demographics expert in Texas politics. Her background in geography and data science informs how she looks at every problem. She is addressing the disproportionate representation of  women through aggregating data with a localized approach. 

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Miranda Calderon

Research Analyst

Miranda Calderon is a proud Houston native and graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Political Science. She is passionate about Texas politics, especially with issues affecting marginalized folks. 

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Mireya Sanchez

Research Analyst

Mireya Sanchez studies Economics and Public Policy at Southern Methodist University. Her goal is to create data that can help future advocates with their missions. She enjoys finding new coffee shops and running.

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Lailah Williams

Research Analyst

Lailah Williams is a rising junior at Louisiana State University studying Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Political Communications. She has a passion for public policy and voting rights. 

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Heather Buen

Contributor

Heather Buen opened her own business which has since grown to include political campaign management, election analytics, and consulting. Heather received her MBA and Masters in Finance from the University of Maryland Global Campus. 

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Abby Eastman

Contributor

Abigail Eastman is pursuing an MFA in creative non-fiction writing at Columbia University following a BS in international relations with a concentration in women and gender studies from Georgetown University. Abigail enjoys writing about the experiences of women.

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Amara Kwiatkowski

Contributor

Amara Kwiatkowski is a student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Plan II Honors and Government with minor degrees in American Studies and English. She enjoys writing and reading and hopes to pursue a career in research and academia.

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Jayme Mowery

Contributor

Jayme Mowery graduated from Texas Tech with a BA in History and Political Science. She is passionate about using oral history to immortalize stories. She's interested in queer voices, women's voices, humor studies, and the history of etiquette.

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Annie Scroggs

Contributor

Annie Scroggs recently graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Government and Political Communications. She's excited to stay in Austin to start her career and hopes to have a positive impact working in Texas government.

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Shreya Srivathsan

Contributor

Originally from Frisco, Texas, Shreya Srivathsan is studying at University of Michigan. She hopes to pursue a career in politics, law, and journalism. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and networking.

Meet Our Advisors

The Board of Advisors was created to bring together a unique group of social influencers and community leaders with the common goal of bringing parity to Texas. 
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Charlotte Clymer

Washington, D.C.

Charlotte Clymer is the former Press Secretary for Rapid Response at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ organization. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Law and Military Policy (CLMP), the Military and Veterans Advisory Council for Outserve-SLDN, the Advisory Council for Running Start, and the D.C. Commission for Persons with Disabilities. She is a proud military veteran and transgender woman. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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Andrea Flores

Dallas, Texas

Andrea Flores was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She is a first-generation graduate from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. During her studies at Texas A&M, she was the first Latina to serve the institution’s Senior Class President. She has a strong interest in organizing young people, civic engagement/education and is ready to make a big change in Dallas. She was part of an inaugural class for a women of color fellowship called Movement Mujeres, which is a joint initiative between Deeds Not Words, the nonprofit led by former Senator Wendy Davis that stands for women’s equality, and Jolt, an organization that increases civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

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Luisa del Rosal

Dallas, Texas

Luisa Del Rosal serves as the Executive Director of the Tower Center and founding Executive Director of the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at SMU. She’s the youngest executive director at the university, as well as the only Hispanic to head up two centers. Luisa is a dedicated member of the Junior League of Dallas and serves on the board for Communities in Schools, Dallas Region. In 2020, she was the Republican candidate for Texas House District 114.

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Caren K. Lock

Dallas, Texas

Caren K. Lock is the Regional Vice President and Associate General Counsel of TIAA. She is the incoming Board Chair of the Texas Bar College and The Dallas Assembly. In addition, she is on the Board of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and the President’s Advisory Board of UT Southwestern Medical Center. In 2015, Caren co-founded The Orchid Giving Circle which provides community grants to support social change and services to the North Texas Asian Community.

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Logan Nevonen

Dallas, Texas

Logan Nevonen started her work at Maggie’s List, a U.S. political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of conservative women elected to federal office. Since then, she went on to serve as a Delegate for the International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses where she helped adopt the Dublin Declaration, a global proposal for action on women in politics. Now, she serves as the Deputy Director of Operations at Run GenZ, an organization with the mission to empower, recruit, and mentor the next generation of conservative leaders to step up and run for public office at the state and local level.

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Jeanine Powell

Dallas, Texas

Jeanine Powell is currently a student in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies Program at SMU, having recently completed the second of two careers. She left a career in financial software consulting in 2004 and retired from teaching high school English at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in 2020. Jeanine leads the Advisory Board for AAUW's GEM (Girls Empowered by Mentoring), a program which focuses on leadership, personal branding, and networking for high school girls.

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Kelci Sibley

Walker, Louisiana

Kelci Sibley is creative communicator with nearly a decade of experience in public relations, storytelling and event planning. With a background in journalism and mass communication, she is a passionate advocate and social justice seeker committed to seeing women+ thrive in all fields and helping to tell their stories.

Want to join this team of change makers? Learn more about our opportunities here.

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