Shasti Conrad is the first woman of color chair for the Martin Luther King County Democrats in Washington State, the 4th largest county party organization in the country. In 2020, Shasti founded two organizations—Opportunity PAC and CTRL Z. Opportunity PAC aims to support Black womxn running for public office in Washington State. CTRL Z focuses on mobilizing Generation Z voters, especially young progressives of color. During the first term of the Obama Administration, Shasti Conrad served as a senior staff assistant in the White House, and a briefings manager on the 2012 campaign. She was also the Associate Director of Vice Presidential Planning for the 2013 Inauguration. Shasti has served as a Senior Graduate Fellow at the Malala Fund and US Campaign Manager for the 100 Million Campaign, launched by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, to end child labor and trafficking. She served on the National Advance team for Senator Bernie Sanders 2016; and political director on Jim Barksdale’s US Senate campaign in Georgia. For the 2020 election cycle, Shasti was the National Director of Surrogates for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Shasti is a graduate of Seattle University and received her MPA from Princeton University and a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.
Updated April 2021