Lucy Olena is a progressive trainer and strategist who helps turn activists into organizers and candidates into elected officials. She currently serves as the Training Director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, where she teaches hundreds of bold progressive candidates at the federal, state, and local level how to run and win campaigns. She has spent over a decade organizing communities in support of various issues and candidates, from Oregon to Connecticut, from Michigan to Texas, and everywhere in between. Lucy is a nationally-recognized trainer, regularly presenting for the State Innovation Exchange, the Young Democrats of America, Emerge America, the National Democratic Training Committee, and others. Lucy lives in Denver, Colorado where she serves as a board member for Emerge Colorado, Colorado Young Democrats, the Colorado Blueflower Fund, and the Whittier Neighborhood Association. When she’s not in the classroom, Lucy can be found whipping up a good meal at home with her wife Charley and their lab-mix Perseus.