Our Team

We are a team of political strategists and technologists, storytellers and social entrepreneurs, committed to rethinking voter contact across America and improving the volunteer experience for our nation's leading progressive causes and campaigns.

  Michael Luciani    Chief Executive Officer   Michael   is an organizer who excels at developing relationships. As a staffer on the Clinton Campaign in Michigan, Michael built and managed a volunteer organization that was 1,000% larger than the campaign’s stated goals. A passionate advocate for mental health and drug policy issues, Michael previously served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. While earning his BA in Political Science from Williams College, Michael rowed on the crew team, learned Chinese at Fudan University, and became ordained as a Buddhist monk in India.

Michael Luciani

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is an organizer who excels at developing relationships. As a staffer on the Clinton Campaign in Michigan, Michael built and managed a volunteer organization that was 1,000% larger than the campaign’s stated goals. A passionate advocate for mental health and drug policy issues, Michael previously served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. While earning his BA in Political Science from Williams College, Michael rowed on the crew team, learned Chinese at Fudan University, and became ordained as a Buddhist monk in India.

  Shola Farber    Chief Operating Officer   Shola is a DC-based social entrepreneur whose career has spanned the public and private spheres. After earning her MA in Public Policy and International Law, Shola worked as a communications consultant in Paris. She then dove into policy with the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. Following her stint at the White House, Shola spent 18 months working on business and strategy at POLITICO. Shola served as a Regional Director for the Clinton Campaign in Michigan, and then spent more than a year as a location-independent nomad in order to launch this business. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Shola is a people person who finds great satisfaction in fitting all the puzzle pieces of running a company together.

Shola Farber

Chief Operating Officer

Shola is a DC-based social entrepreneur whose career has spanned the public and private spheres. After earning her MA in Public Policy and International Law, Shola worked as a communications consultant in Paris. She then dove into policy with the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. Following her stint at the White House, Shola spent 18 months working on business and strategy at POLITICO. Shola served as a Regional Director for the Clinton Campaign in Michigan, and then spent more than a year as a location-independent nomad in order to launch this business. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Shola is a people person who finds great satisfaction in fitting all the puzzle pieces of running a company together.

  Charlie Austin    Chief Technology Officer   Charlie   is a world-class software engineer with a passion for using technology to improve the lives of ordinary people. He has put his professional skills to use in the finance, retail, travel, advertising and educational industries as both an in-house developer and a consultant. While he has taught himself to code in many languages, Charlie is also learning to speak Korean and Arabic. A native Texan, Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his BS in Applied Mathematics with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Charlie Austin

Chief Technology Officer

Charlie is a world-class software engineer with a passion for using technology to improve the lives of ordinary people. He has put his professional skills to use in the finance, retail, travel, advertising and educational industries as both an in-house developer and a consultant. While he has taught himself to code in many languages, Charlie is also learning to speak Korean and Arabic. A native Texan, Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his BS in Applied Mathematics with Honors from the University of Chicago.

  Jordan Birnholtz    Chief Product Officer   Jordan   combines his background in building early-stage startups with his passion for civic engagement. While earning an MS in Information Economics at the University of Michigan, Jordan worked at a venture capital firm where he specialized in digital security and infrastructure. After graduating, he started PawnGuru, a venture-backed startup that serves America's 30M underbanked consumers with over 400K users nationwide.

Jordan Birnholtz

Chief Product Officer

Jordan combines his background in building early-stage startups with his passion for civic engagement. While earning an MS in Information Economics at the University of Michigan, Jordan worked at a venture capital firm where he specialized in digital security and infrastructure. After graduating, he started PawnGuru, a venture-backed startup that serves America's 30M underbanked consumers with over 400K users nationwide.

  Joe Wilner    Senior Software Engineer   Joe is a native New Yorker passionate about good software and products that make a difference. Before Tuesday, he worked at EnergyHub, an enterprise SAAS solution that harnesses smart home devices to make the electrical grid more efficient. When not programming, Joe enjoys reading Victorian novels, watching the Knicks (and then griping about them), and trying out new recipes.

Joe Wilner

Senior Software Engineer

Joe is a native New Yorker passionate about good software and products that make a difference. Before Tuesday, he worked at EnergyHub, an enterprise SAAS solution that harnesses smart home devices to make the electrical grid more efficient. When not programming, Joe enjoys reading Victorian novels, watching the Knicks (and then griping about them), and trying out new recipes.

  Harsh Modi    Software Engineer   A tech enthusiast and a lifelong learner, Harsh is inclined to use his experience and knowledge towards causes he believes in. Harsh's father inspired him to become a computer scientist and his family support his efforts to study Information Technology in his native India. Prior to joining The Tuesday Company, Harsh earned his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Houston. Other than programming languages, Harsh is a native English, Hindi, and Gujarati speaker. In addition to engineering software, Harsh enjoys science, exploring new places, watching cricket and drinking Chai tea.

Harsh Modi

Software Engineer

A tech enthusiast and a lifelong learner, Harsh is inclined to use his experience and knowledge towards causes he believes in. Harsh's father inspired him to become a computer scientist and his family support his efforts to study Information Technology in his native India. Prior to joining The Tuesday Company, Harsh earned his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Houston. Other than programming languages, Harsh is a native English, Hindi, and Gujarati speaker. In addition to engineering software, Harsh enjoys science, exploring new places, watching cricket and drinking Chai tea.

  Rabiya Watson-Maiorana    Software Engineer   Rabiya found her métier as a full-stack software developer by merging her love of puzzles with skills honed working in urban architecture, design, and development of affordable housing in New York City. She finds joy in developing apps that are visually beautiful and elegantly coded. A native New Yorker, Rabiya's interest in group dynamics led her to earn a degree in social psychology from Pomona College. She has a deep-seated love of politics, animals, and films of all sorts - foreign, Indies, and blockbusters alike. Rabiya is proud to be a technologist advancing equal protection and representation for her fellow citizens.

Rabiya Watson-Maiorana

Software Engineer

Rabiya found her métier as a full-stack software developer by merging her love of puzzles with skills honed working in urban architecture, design, and development of affordable housing in New York City. She finds joy in developing apps that are visually beautiful and elegantly coded. A native New Yorker, Rabiya's interest in group dynamics led her to earn a degree in social psychology from Pomona College. She has a deep-seated love of politics, animals, and films of all sorts - foreign, Indies, and blockbusters alike. Rabiya is proud to be a technologist advancing equal protection and representation for her fellow citizens.

  Conor Anstett    Product Manager   Conor is a native Michigander who studied Economics at the University of Michigan. He started his career in analytics and tech, first in DC, then San Francisco. After spending most his free time in SF organizing folks fighting racism, he decided it was time to combine his professional and activist life. So he joined the Tuesday Company with the goal of using his experience to help elect progressive leaders. Conor always has a song stuck in his head (that he tries not to sing), loves to read non-fiction (that he tries not to ramble on about), and travel (and he tries not to talk too much about his summer in Europe in 2018).

Conor Anstett

Product Manager

Conor is a native Michigander who studied Economics at the University of Michigan. He started his career in analytics and tech, first in DC, then San Francisco. After spending most his free time in SF organizing folks fighting racism, he decided it was time to combine his professional and activist life. So he joined the Tuesday Company with the goal of using his experience to help elect progressive leaders. Conor always has a song stuck in his head (that he tries not to sing), loves to read non-fiction (that he tries not to ramble on about), and travel (and he tries not to talk too much about his summer in Europe in 2018).

  Amber Rucker    Interaction Designer   Amber is a connoisseur of everything user facing: UX research and design, user testing and front-end development. She’s spent her career learning about the web and it’s users to create organized, efficient and testable products. As a Texas transplant she considers tacos a passion and hobby. When not standing in front of a laptop or whiteboard she is traveling to anywhere with a beach.

Amber Rucker

Interaction Designer

Amber is a connoisseur of everything user facing: UX research and design, user testing and front-end development. She’s spent her career learning about the web and it’s users to create organized, efficient and testable products. As a Texas transplant she considers tacos a passion and hobby. When not standing in front of a laptop or whiteboard she is traveling to anywhere with a beach.

  Harry Stephens    UI/UX Designer   Harry Stephens is a product designer based in New York, New York. Growing up breaking his legs frequently, Harry spent a lot of time inside; reading, playing with legos, and taking things apart. These interests led him to the Savannah College of Art and Design where he obtained a degree in Industrial Design with a focus on product research and innovation. He has a fixation on facets of life that we walk past every day without admiring. These include, but are not limited to; pigeons, public transportation, and the United States Postal Service.

Harry Stephens

UI/UX Designer

Harry Stephens is a product designer based in New York, New York. Growing up breaking his legs frequently, Harry spent a lot of time inside; reading, playing with legos, and taking things apart. These interests led him to the Savannah College of Art and Design where he obtained a degree in Industrial Design with a focus on product research and innovation. He has a fixation on facets of life that we walk past every day without admiring. These include, but are not limited to; pigeons, public transportation, and the United States Postal Service.

  Christianne Yu    Product Testing   Christianne, known in our office as Tianne, began her career as a QA Tester at a taxi booking app in Cebu City, Philippines. She graduated from the University of San Jose - Recoletos with BS Information Technology major in Mobile Applications and Android Development. A recent transplant from the tropics to NYC, Tianne has a thirst for traveling, dipping her toes into new cultures, and making memories of a life well lived. In her free time, Tianne does photography and is attempting to recreate her version of Filipino cuisine.

Christianne Yu

Product Testing

Christianne, known in our office as Tianne, began her career as a QA Tester at a taxi booking app in Cebu City, Philippines. She graduated from the University of San Jose - Recoletos with BS Information Technology major in Mobile Applications and Android Development. A recent transplant from the tropics to NYC, Tianne has a thirst for traveling, dipping her toes into new cultures, and making memories of a life well lived. In her free time, Tianne does photography and is attempting to recreate her version of Filipino cuisine.

  Ananya Panda    Client Success Manager   Ananya got her start in progressive politics through organizing in reproductive justice and healthcare access in college. After earning her BS in Public Management and Policy at the University of Arizona, she went on to join the Data and Analytics team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Since then, Ananya has worked on campaigns in Arizona, Virginia, and California, and most recently comes from Catalist, where she worked in Client Services to make data and technology accessible to marginalized communities.

Ananya Panda

Client Success Manager

Ananya got her start in progressive politics through organizing in reproductive justice and healthcare access in college. After earning her BS in Public Management and Policy at the University of Arizona, she went on to join the Data and Analytics team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Since then, Ananya has worked on campaigns in Arizona, Virginia, and California, and most recently comes from Catalist, where she worked in Client Services to make data and technology accessible to marginalized communities.

  Ella Presher    Client Success Associate   Ella’s interest in policy and politics was first sparked by her experience working with artists and community leaders on Chicago’s South and West Sides. A native of San Fransisco, she joins The Tuesday Company with a background in teaching and political messaging. In her most recent work at the National Democratic Training Committee, Ella developed content for an online academy that trains Democrats to run for office. A graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Ella loves playing soccer, going to the ballet, and practicing her Italian.

Ella Presher

Client Success Associate

Ella’s interest in policy and politics was first sparked by her experience working with artists and community leaders on Chicago’s South and West Sides. A native of San Fransisco, she joins The Tuesday Company with a background in teaching and political messaging. In her most recent work at the National Democratic Training Committee, Ella developed content for an online academy that trains Democrats to run for office. A graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Ella loves playing soccer, going to the ballet, and practicing her Italian.

  Danielle Kassab    Client Success Associate   Danielle is a field operative and proud Michigander, where she most recently worked as the one-woman-field-team in a competitive congressional primary win. While working toward her BPA at Wayne State University in Detroit, she served as a Fellow on the 2016 Michigan Coordinated Campaign. Danielle hopes to contribute to the solutions of our country’s pressing healthcare issues with the next generation of political leadership. It is this passion for policy that motivates Danielle to support clients with The Tuesday Company's cutting-edge voter contact tools.

Danielle Kassab

Client Success Associate

Danielle is a field operative and proud Michigander, where she most recently worked as the one-woman-field-team in a competitive congressional primary win. While working toward her BPA at Wayne State University in Detroit, she served as a Fellow on the 2016 Michigan Coordinated Campaign. Danielle hopes to contribute to the solutions of our country’s pressing healthcare issues with the next generation of political leadership. It is this passion for policy that motivates Danielle to support clients with The Tuesday Company's cutting-edge voter contact tools.

  Josh Buoy    Creative Director   Josh   is a filmmaker and storyteller who believes in the power of video to add real value to brands, organizations, and campaigns. As the Executive Producer of  Snowday Studio  in Brooklyn, NY, Josh has led the development of national video ads and campaigns for some of the largest universities and technology companies in the world. While earning his BA at the University of Michigan, Josh developed burgeoning interests in choral conducting, piano playing, and dessert baking.

Josh Buoy

Creative Director

Josh is a filmmaker and storyteller who believes in the power of video to add real value to brands, organizations, and campaigns. As the Executive Producer of Snowday Studio in Brooklyn, NY, Josh has led the development of national video ads and campaigns for some of the largest universities and technology companies in the world. While earning his BA at the University of Michigan, Josh developed burgeoning interests in choral conducting, piano playing, and dessert baking.

  Abi Hunter    Software Engineering Intern   Abi found her way to software development through her passion for mathematics and analytical thinking. She took this interest further than designing static websites when she started teaching herself Python in 2016. She is a current undergraduate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago, but is spending her year abroad in London. She will be beginning studies as part of a joint MS program in computer science this autumn. Abi speaks fluent French, and is learning Mandarin, Hebrew, and Icelandic. When she’s not studying or coding, she loves to take photographs, read fiction, and run along London's Regent’s Canal.

Abi Hunter

Software Engineering Intern

Abi found her way to software development through her passion for mathematics and analytical thinking. She took this interest further than designing static websites when she started teaching herself Python in 2016. She is a current undergraduate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago, but is spending her year abroad in London. She will be beginning studies as part of a joint MS program in computer science this autumn. Abi speaks fluent French, and is learning Mandarin, Hebrew, and Icelandic. When she’s not studying or coding, she loves to take photographs, read fiction, and run along London's Regent’s Canal.

  Sarah Beth Doncals    Product Design Intern   Sarah Beth Doncals is currently pursuing a BFA in User Experience Design with a minor in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her philosophy of design is to be inclusive and to help people. When the Pittsburgh native is not designing, she is trying out new coffee shops. Sarah Beth has lived in 4 states over the past 3 years.

Sarah Beth Doncals

Product Design Intern

Sarah Beth Doncals is currently pursuing a BFA in User Experience Design with a minor in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her philosophy of design is to be inclusive and to help people. When the Pittsburgh native is not designing, she is trying out new coffee shops. Sarah Beth has lived in 4 states over the past 3 years.

  Wendy Lee    Thought Leadership Intern   Since immigrating to the United States at a young age, Wendy has found passion in racial justice, Asian-American activism, and progressive politics. Wendy comes to The Tuesday Company with interests in policy writing and voter mobilization. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, Wendy co-founded a youth mentorship program, edited the campus newspaper, and participated in public service training at the Institute of Politics. Outside of work, Wendy aspires to visit all 58 national parks and try every Korean restaurant along the East Coast.

Wendy Lee

Thought Leadership Intern

Since immigrating to the United States at a young age, Wendy has found passion in racial justice, Asian-American activism, and progressive politics. Wendy comes to The Tuesday Company with interests in policy writing and voter mobilization. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, Wendy co-founded a youth mentorship program, edited the campus newspaper, and participated in public service training at the Institute of Politics. Outside of work, Wendy aspires to visit all 58 national parks and try every Korean restaurant along the East Coast.

 

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