Grassroots Mobilization

Barbara Hazelett

Grassroots Mobilization Fellow

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Barbara left her native New York to attend the Catholic University of America in the late 1960’s and found the Washington metropolitan area so fascinating she never left. Now a resident of Northern Virginia, Barbara enjoyed a creative career with the Federal Government where she used her advanced degree in Library Science to establish the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s first library. She also participated in the origination of the State Department’s current method of delivering support services to U.S. embassies overseas, allowing her to travel extensively.

Bethan Johnson

Grassroots Mobilization Associate

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Bethan recently graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Jewish Studies, and English, with academic focuses that included modern American and British politics and Talmudic scholarship. She is also a proud graduate of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey having attended the school from pre-kindergarten through senior year where the school’s goal to instill ‘a social awareness which impels to action,’ ignited her passion for social justice.

Monsieree de Castro

Grassroots Mobilization Associate

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Monsieree grew up in Seattle, Washington and received a degree in International Relations and Sociology from Gonzaga University. In alignment with her Jesuit education and passion for social justice, Monsieree went on to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where she worked on issues of immigration and education in Phoenix, Arizona. Following JVC, she moved to Washington, DC to join NETWORK in their fight against social and economic injustices at the structural level.

Meg Olson

Grassroots Mobilization Coordinator

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As the Grassroots Mobilization Coordinator, Meg is the community organizer for NETWORK’s state teams and super activists, nourishing the current leaders and developing new ones. Before coming to NETWORK, Meg worked in the Advocacy Department at Catholic Charities in St.

Sarah Spengeman

Grassroots Mobilization Manager

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After graduating from Westmont College, Sarah worked for three years in San Francisco for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). There she managed IRCSF’s volunteer and community engagement programs, working to mobilize local communities to support the resettlement of refugees. Sarah then went on to earn her master’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame, completing a thesis on the significance of Christian theology for the formation of liberal feminism.

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