Arianna Genis has a decade of experience in movement work with a track record of delivering expectation-defying wins locally and nationally that advance equity and systemic change at organizations like Mijente, re:power, and TakeAction Minnesota. Her leadership has been centered on building the political power of marginalized communities via grassroots organizing, political campaigns and training; creating and implementing compelling narrative strategies that make change in politics and government imaginable and inviting; and complimenting said strategies with digital engagement to mobilize communities.
In 2015, she helped win paid sick time for thousands of workers in Minneapolis, while also convincing the statewide coalition of advocacy organizations and unions to center race and gender in our narrative, a change that has since shifted campaign communications across the state. That same year she co-founded the Latina Theory Podcast and went on to co-host it for nearly five years, dedicating the platform to highlighting the contributions of Latinas in politics and art. She then led within three candidate campaigns and succeeded in getting all three young, progressive leaders of color elected into local office. In 2020, Arianna joined Mijente – a national, progressive, Latino political organization – where she led North Carolina’s largest Latino voter mobilization effort. As the Director of Local Partnerships, she launched a nationwide fellowship for Latino local elected officials while advising the political programs of candidates or organizational partners in GA, NC, TX, AZ, and PA. Arianna is a magna cum laude graduate of Augsburg University.