Speaker Profile

Sandra Shelly

Sandra Shelly
Organizing Director

Sandra has dedicated her political career in advocating for progressive causes and Democratic Candidates. She started her political career working for President Obama, followed by Senator Cory Booker and Planned Parenthood in Texas where she advocated for women's access to healthcare. She is passionate about uplifting communities of color and has spent time working in immigrant and refugee communities in Portland and helped build a city-wide organizing program to house homeless veterans while working for Mayor de Blasio in NYC. Sandra is also a proud Fellow of the New Leaders Council- NYC Chapter. Most recently she spent a year working for Hillary for America and is now with FWD.us, where she works on bipartisan efforts for immigration reform with local and statewide elected officials and business and tech industry leaders in Southern California. This is her second time at Netroots!