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J Randolph

Executive Director


J is a 5th year PhD student in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at 


Rutgers University and moved to the Twin Cities in 2021 after receiving their Masters degree. They have been an active member of many social justice and community-based organizations including Beloit College’s Students for an Inclusive Campus, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, and the Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice. One of J’s aspirations is to receive their Masters in Library Science and to work as a public librarian to provide quality resources to their community. In their free time, J enjoys reading, playing with their cat, Aster, and playing the bass.

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Ella Kampelman

Community Organizer


Ella (she/her) graduated from Carleton College in 2014 with a Studio Art degree and has lived in


Minneapolis ever since. She worked at the Walker Art Center, where she was an active part of organizing the Walker Worker Union and negotiating their first contract. Ella most recently worked as a gardener with Phillips Garden, where she developed a deep affection for spring ephemerals, prairies, and Redbud trees. She spends her free time biking around the city, sewing and repairing clothes, and making things out of clay.

Hannah Jerrie

AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizer

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Hannah (any pronouns) graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in


2019 and has lived in the Whittier neighborhood ever since. After having benefited from a VISTA tenant organizer’s work firsthand, they are excited to pay it forward over the next year’s service. They will be completing their VISTA year supporting Phillips West Neighborhood Organization (PWNO). They enjoy taking care of green spaces, practicing aikido, and going on walks with their cat, Pippin.

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