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Jesiqua Hutchison

MONROE ORGANIZER

Jesiqua Hutchison is a progressive equal rights advocate, working in Western Oakland County for Michigan Made Great. She has a background in field organizing with Hillary for America during both the 2016 primary and 2016 general elections in Michigan. A Michigan native, she grew up in Monroe, MI but has lived in Detroit for the past few years, beginning with her studies of International Relations at Wayne State University. She is passionate about improving the lives of Michiganders and is excited to work toward change on a grassroots level.

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Joseph Jourdan

BIRMINGHAM & WEST BLOOMFIELD ORGANIZER

Joseph Jourdan is a veteran organizer, having worked in four campaigns across three states in the past five years. A Macomb County native, he celebrates his roots as the son of a working class family of first generation Americans, and has dedicated his life to helping others overcome barriers and find success. After graduating from New York University in 2013, he immediately went to work helping to elect progressive candidates in New York and Michigan, before joining Hillary Clinton’s campaign in Virginia in 2016. Now in Troy, Joe is excited at the chance to be a part of the grassroots efforts to affect real change in Michigan following last year’s election.

Julia Pickett

BLOOMFIELD & BIRMINGHAM ORGANIZER

Julia Pickett is working for Michigan Made great in Birmingham, West Bloomfield, and Bloomfield Hills. Her previous organizing experience includes working for Hillary for America during the 2016 general election in Detroit. Julia was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island but moved to the mitten in 2012 to attend the College for Creative Studies majoring in Photography.

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Alyson Melnik

KALAMAZOO ORGANIZER

Alyson Melnik is a tree hugging, women rights loving organizer working in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area for Michigan Made Great. She started her grassroots activism in the environmental realm while interning with Sierra Club, her junior year of college. She continued her community organizing journey on a Kalamazoo County political campaign, where she worked alongside of the Field Director. As a recent graduate of Western Michigan University, Alyson has called Kalamazoo home for the past few years; but being born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, the east side will always have a special place on her heart.

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Nick Pigeon

COMMERCE & WIXOM ORGANIZER

Nicholas Pigeon is a lifelong advocate for progressive causes, and currently serves as District Organizer for the Michigan Made Great Foundation in Commerce and Wixom. After volunteering with Organizing for Action at the grassroots level, he continued his efforts with the Macomb County Democratic Club. During the completion of his B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Michigan State University, he continued his support of progressive causes by coordinating volunteers for various candidates, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at The No Ceilings Foundation--a nonprofit dedicated to aiding and educating Detroit youth, as well as by holding an internship with the Michigan House of Representatives. Living in Macomb County his entire life, he is dedicated to uplifting his community and seeing tangible progress benefit everyone within. 

 

 

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Mitch Tiethof 

Muskegon ORGANIZER

Mitch is a proud, social justice warrior organizing in Muskegon county for Michigan Made Great. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from Grand Valley State University, he joined Hillary Clinton to elect the 1st woman president--both as a regional organizing director and field organizer. Throughout university, he designed and taught classes at the Earnest C. Brooks correctional facility. He has since published with the Michigan Sociological Review and fought for human rights through community organizing 

Maja Tosic

DIRECTOR

Maja joins our team with a strong background in community organizing and social justice work. Most recently, she worked for the 2016 election - first as an Organizer in the New Hampshire primary for Hillary Clinton and then as a Regional Organizing Director in the 2016 Florida Coordinated Campaign. She received a B.S. in Neuroscience and Community Action & Social Change from the University of Michigan. Throughout college, she was passionately involved with social justice education and activism. There, she received an award for leading over one-hundred hours of transformative dialogues on race and gender. Maja was born in Bosnia and moved to the United States at a young age. As an immigrant, she is dedicated to fighting for immigrant rights and ensuring that everyone is able to reach their American dream.