After a fire destroys the land, under very specific conditions, something rare happens. Seeds lay dormant for generations waiting to be shocked into growing by fire. Once the seeds are activated, millions of wildflowers sprout and create a massive, diverse explosion of flowers: a Super Bloom.
Not only do wildflowers bring life back to land devastated by destruction, they transform it to be more vibrant and beautiful. The roots of wildflowers reach deep into the ground, forming healthy soil that will sustain life for generations. This year, the conditions are right. After years of crisis, young Californians are ready to join the fight for justice, and bloom into the movement we need to thrive.
Meet The Team
Eric Warmoth - Co-founder/ Finance Director
Eric Warmoth co-founded Project Super Bloom in 2021 to create a pathway for more students to get involved in state legislative campaigns via paid opportunities. Eric has worked on a number of campaigns throughout California and the nation, working to elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot. He recently completed a fellowship in the California State Assembly with Assemblymember Chris Ward. Eric graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2022 with a degree in Environmental Analysis and Public Policy.
Ana Karen Estrada - Political Director
Ana Karen Estrada is a first-generation college student finishing her senior year at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), majoring in Political Science. Ana grew up in the San Fernando Valley in a working-class household and is prideful in her Mexican-American roots. She enjoys performing advocacy and political work that involves uplifting her community and creating spaces to increase youth involvement. She serves on various youth-powered platforms, including being on the Executive Board of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD) as a College Liaison representing CSUN and President of the Matador Democrats. Ana is ecstatic to continue fulfilling Project Super Bloom PAC's mission of getting more progressive candidates elected with a history of advocating for youth values while providing paid opportunities to students to participate in politics.
Nadia Bashier - Senior Finance Associate
Nadia Bashier is a first-year at the University of Southern California studying Philosophy, Politics, & Economics and is currently a Legislative Intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. She's been a part of the Super Bloom team for over two years and has previous experience as a climate activist and Student Board of Education member. Nadia is passionate about environmental justice, education policy, and empowering youth voices in politics.
Kathryn Maffeo - Communications Manager
Kathryn is a student at the University of California Los Angeles pursuing degrees in both Political Science and Labor Studies. Hailing from the Central Valley of California, the conservative voices which surrounded her at a young age motivated Kathryn to pursue the advancement of progressive policy. Kathryn has her roots in organizing work, previously interning for the California Democratic Party, in which she helped organize a Get Out the Vote rally at UCLA where Vice President Kamala Harris, LA Mayor Karen Bass, and other public servants attended and spoke.
Elizabeth Chen - Regional Organizer
Elizabeth Chen is a third-year Public Policy student at the University of Southern California. She is serving as the Regional Organizer for Assembly District 57. She is passionate about housing, education and agriculture. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to work out.
Jacqueline Tsai - Regional Organizer
Jacqueline is a third-year at Scripps College studying Politics and Economics. She is heavily involved in prison abolition, alternative economic practices, and labor rights organizing. She appreciates how Project Super Bloom takes youth voices seriously and their unwavering commitment to endorse candidates/projects that only benefit progressive stances.
Patrick Done - Program Coodinator
Patrick is a youth organizer and first-year at the University of Southern California. He worked as a staffer with Asm. Pilar Schiavo’s 2022 Assembly campaign, helping to power the grassroots effort to a narrow victory against a Republican Incumbent. Patrick also served as the Political Director of the California High School Democrats and now serves on the organization’s Adult Advisory Board. In his free time Patrick enjoys reading, swimming, and working with gun violence victims to advocate for common-sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic.
Sophie McClain - Finance Associate
Sophie McClain is an organizer and abolitionist from Oakland, California. She will have earned her B.A. in American Studies in the spring of 2024. Sophie has previously worked with organizations such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Californians United for Responsible Budgets before getting involved with Project Super Bloom. She looks forward to continuing to grow as an activist and organizer in the future.
Max Cheung - Finance Organizer
Max Cheung is a Senior at Arcadia High School, promoting social change at every step of the way. A civics and government nerd at heart, you’ll never catch him uninformed about a current event, especially when it comes to the economy. When he’s not busy worrying about the current state of the world, you’ll find him tutoring distressed classmates or debating about obscure tax policies.
Olivia Marble - Fellow
Olivia Marble is a fourth-year at Pomona College majoring in Public Policy Analysis with Sociology and mainly focusing on education policy research and advocacy. In her free time, she likes to play tennis and go out to LA with friends. She is excited to organize on the Claremont Colleges to spread awareness about local politics and progressive candidates helping the surrounding communities!
Sahana Meyyappan - Fellow
Sahana Meyyappan is a student at Mission San Jose High School. She is very excited to be a part of Project Super Bloom as a Fellow. Sahana is interested in the voting system and hopes to be more involved in it. In her free time, she volunteers at an environmental reserve and hangs out with friends.
Tajwar Khan - Fellow
Tajwar Khan is a fourth-year student at the University of Southern California, majoring in Political Science. Tajwar’s love for his community and curiosity to learn about other cultures led him to pursue a career in public service, aiming toward foreign relations with an interest in public health and wellness.
Ian Chen - Fellow
Ian Chen is a Senior at Arcadia High School. Thrilled to team up with Project Super Bloom, Ian is dedicated to empowering young voter coalitions and advocating for future progressive leaders like Sasha Renée Pérez. In the future, Ian plans to pursue a career in law and politics, all while nurturing a love for acting, swimming, and traveling the world.
Giada Rice - Fellow
Giada Rice is a Junior at Palisades Charter High School and she is very excited to be a fellow at Project Super Bloom! She is interested in public policy and loves volunteering for her community.