Project Super Bloom's board acts as our strategic direction setting body, setting the programmatic direction of Project Super Bloom, oversees our candidate endorsements, and decides on pertinent policy issues for Super Bloom's advocacy.
Carolina "Caro" is a dedicated advocate for racial and social justice, leveraging her background as a first-gen Xicana raised in a working-class household to inform her activism. She earned her B.A in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, where she founded and served as President of the College Progressives and Vice President of the College Democrats. She was also the first Orange County Regional Director of the California College Democrats and a Legislative Intern for State Senator Steven Bradford.
Today, Carolina leads in her role as a California Digital Organizer at the Working Families Party, working closely with coalition partners, candidates, elected officials, and staff to develop strategy and tactics for progressive campaigns in Orange and Los Angeles counties. She has a strong background in grassroots organizing and youth engagement, as well as a deep understanding of progressive policy.
Jaria is an activist for college students from the Bay Area. She spearheads her advocacy in San Jose as a CA Democratic Delegate for Assembly District 25, a student lobbyist on San Jose State University's Lobby Corps, and a campaign coordinator for political campaigns in the Bay Area. She is also involved in the NAACP Youth Chapter, designing graphics and organizing joint-organization efforts. In the day, she works as a Field Representative helping individual constituents in Assembly District 25. She hopes that her progressive voice and organizing efforts will foster the youth to become more active in their community and push California forward.
Jonah is a community organizer, socialist, abolitionist, policy nerd, and undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Berkeley Tenants Union, the Chair of the Cal Young Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Working Group, an At-Large Representative for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, and an elected CADEM Delegate (AD14). Previously, Jonah was the Campaign Manager for the Right to Housing Slate for Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Deputy Campaign Manager for Oakland City Councilmember Janani Ramachandran, NorCal Organizing Director for Project Superbloom, and Executive Director of the National Children’s Campaign.
Triston was elected to the Culver City School Board on November 8th, 2022 and currently works as a Youth Employment Manager with the Housing Authority of the City of LA, and has served his community as an Equity Specialist, Legislative Organizer, and has served on several committees within his district. At 19 years old, Board Member Ezidore made history as the youngest elected official in the history of Los Angeles County and the first black male to serve on Culver City Unified Board of Education, bringing a much needed perspective to the district’s leadership. He wholeheartedly believes that the people closest to the pain, should be closest to the power, and leads with a deep understanding of the vital safety net our schools provide to thousands of students and families and is committed to advocating for, and building capacity around, the issues of education, labor, women’s reproductive health and political empowerment.
Wendy is a queer Latina organizer who has served on Project Superbloom’s Board of Directors for the last 2 years. Based out of Santa Barbara, CA, Wendy has been organizing for the last 6 years with a focus on tenant organizing and labor organizing. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2020, she worked with local communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to organize for better access to healthcare, housing, and workplace protections. Previously, she worked on the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign and organized community members with the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) in Santa Barbara. Today, Wendy serves as an Associate Organizer with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), organizing workers in the nonprofit sector and beyond for better working conditions.
Elise is an organizer and activist from the East Bay as well as Project Super Bloom’s former Political Director. She graduated from UC Davis in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Since her time as a Campus Corps Leader for the Bernie 2020 campaign, she has organized around issues such as democracy reform, racial justice, climate justice, and health care for all. In her organizing, she prioritizes intersectionality. Elise is determined to fight for a more equitable society and stands against corporations in their efforts to put profits over people. In her free time she enjoys dancing and gardening.
Chris is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at UC Riverside raised in the Inland Empire. He just helped launch a community-based initiative in his hometown called Banning’s Future Fellowship targeted at helping stop the brain drain in small cities. He is also a Blum Initiative Service Learning Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant for the School of Public Policy at UC Riverside, a member of Riverside County Young Democrats, San Gorgonio Pass Rotary, and Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America. Aside from community organizing and teaching, catch him at your local library, park, or watching Lakers games.
Anish is a digital organizer who has worked to elect progressives at the state and local level across California. He serves as a delegate to the California Democratic Party and is also a member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee and a Member Representative for Working Families Party. He’s also a proud swiftie who likes fashion and writing poetry.
James is an elected City Councilmember with the City of South San Francisco. Compelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the nationwide protests against police brutality, and an intensifying climate crisis, James ran for city council to bring progressive change and a new perspective to his hometown's elected leadership. He was elected in 2020, becoming the city's youngest ever, first openly LGBTQ+ identifying, and first democratic socialist member of the city council at the age of 22. He graduated from Harvard University in 2021 with a degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and a minor in Government. Prior to this, James Coleman has worked with the community to help make our political system work for all of us from the Greater Boston area to his hometown in the Bay Area. In particular, James was a fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, an organizer with Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, and a cofounder of the Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice.
Jorgel was elected as Council Member to the City of Bell Gardens in 2020. He won his election not through corporate contributions, but by knocking on the doors of his neighbors and engaging with his community. He is the youngest council member serving throughout Los Angeles County. In the midst of the pandemic, he graduated from the University of Southern California with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration. Chavez is passionate about Bell Gardens and the SELA (South East Los Angeles) communities.