Member of WA House of Representatives
Rep. Thai is a passionate education advocate who is committed to ensuring equity and access for all. This commitment springs from the early support she herself received as a student. Prior to serving in her current role, she has served as a PTSA parent volunteer and received the Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate Award in 2013. She was elected as the School Board Director for the Bellevue School District, and later elected by her fellow Board Directors to serve as Vice President of the Washington State School Board Directors Association (WSSDA) in 2017.
Jessica has been a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice since 2014. At the Civil Rights Division, Jessica investigates and litigates cases to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Jessica previously worked at the American Civil Liberties
Union at the Immigrants’ Rights Project and at Children’s Rights, where she litigated class action lawsuits on behalf of children in foster care. Jessica clerked for the Hon. Jon Phipps McCalla of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Tennessee. Jessica studied International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received her law degree
from Cornell Law School in 2005. Before law school, Jessica ran mentoring programs at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a non-profit organization providing academic enrichment
to New York City students of color.
Executive Director of Teens In Public Service
Camille Reynaud is the Executive Director of Teens In Public Service. She joined TIPS in 2018 and brings over 7 years of business development and corporate partnerships experience to her role. She previously lived and worked in London, as Senior Business Development Manager for Drinkaware, an alcohol awareness non-profit, and Head of Event Partnerships at JustGiving, the UK’s largest online fundraising platform.
CEO at Ampersand Solutions
Robert Clauser has extensive experience in the corporate, startup, and nonprofit worlds, having been a founder as well as a C-suite leader. He is coming out of the quarantunnel having built resiliency programs for social impact organizations, expanded the reach of the NYC Media Lab, and launched an education foundation. He has had a Residency with TED, including having given a Talk on philanthropy and social impact. He is a frequent participant and writer on areas
of social impact and innovation, as with the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago.
Technology and Innovation
Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker and WomenTech Mentor
Shama Keskar is a visionary, resourceful & forward-thinking entrepreneur & transformational leader with an interest in keynote speaking that influences & shapes organizational culture to create an environment of trust and learning. With expertise in managing multiple large-scale businesses, technology initiatives, and system infrastructures as well as recruiting, leading, and empowering top-performing teams, she has demonstrated successes in directing the implementation of a wide variety of complex yet innovative solutions to business, and technical customer-facing products.
Katherine brings over 15 years of experience building infrastructure, programs, and resources to support nonprofits working toward educational equity. She has been with SPIN for six years, recruited after she completed her work as founding Director of both the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition and Global Washington. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College in Portland, OR.