D'Shawna Bernard has spent almost a decade shaping a career that is dedicated to progressive politics and partnerships. Her passion for public service has allowed her to work across a range of issues within the public and private sector, all of which have been rooted in equity, accessibility and justice. She has served in multiple capacities in organizations and on national campaigns where she has used her expertise to facilitate national political strategy and build coalitions across the United States and internationally. Born in Trinidad and Tobago she attributes her love for politics and people to her culturally diverse West Indian bringing. She has worked for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Democratic National Convention Committee, Hillary for America, Abrams for Governor and served as a Special Advisor on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Political Team for her Senate re-election campaign in 2018. There, she led efforts to identify engagement, outreach and organizing opportunities with key elected officials, constituency leaders, community stakeholders and state parties on behalf of the Senator. She has also served as the National Director of Black Engagement for Senator Warren’s 2020 US Presidential campaign. She currently works at the interaction of tech and politics and serves as the Senior Director of Political Partners and Strategic at Hustle and leading texting platform helps to empower democratic and progressive, organizations and campaigns maximize their engagement through human connection.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2023