Gwen came to RepresentUs from the arts nonprofit world. After studying at UMASS Amherst’s Arts Extension Service, Gwen worked as a jack-of-all-trades at WAM Theatre in Western Massachusetts. Among other responsibilities, she coordinated WAM’s fundraising efforts for four years. She next worked as Membership Manager at Arena Stage, a theater in Washington, DC that spotlights American voices. Although RepresentUs is Gwen’s first foray into democracy reform, she’s passionate about mission-driven work and believes in the importance of representation and inclusion. Gwen also loves digging through databases, helping to build efficient, new systems, and post-it notes (preferably color-coded).