State Voices

Sophia Giddens

Development Director

Sophia Giddens is the Development Director of State Voices. She manages all aspects of fundraising in partnership with the national staff, board, and many generous funders and donors, to advance the vision of a robust, multiracial democracy for all.

Sophia is a senior nonprofit strategist and fundraiser with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is passionate about racial justice and serving immigrants and low-income people of color. She has worked with organizations to build capacity and resources for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and the empowerment and visibility of diverse communities. Sophia has helped build fundraising infrastructure and led successful strategies for visionary activists and progressive organizations at the grassroots and national levels.

Sophia holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Outside of work, she is a board member of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), a national civil rights organization that empowers Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese American communities to create a socially just and equitable society. She is based in New York.

State Voices Welcomes New Deputy Director East of Data and Technology

State Voices is pleased to announce that Brandon A. Jessup has joined our staff as Deputy Director East of Data and Technology.

State Voices Strategic Planning

State Voices is beginning a strategic planning process that will redefine our vision to advance our work and build political power through 2022 and beyond.

Silver State Voices Director named to Nevada Complete Count Committee

Emily Zamora, Executive Director of Silver State Voices, has been named to Nevada's Complete Count Committee.