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The Team

Who We Are

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NICOLE

FOR CHAIR

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Nicole is 34 years old and lives in Oxford with her partner, Nat, and her son, Finn. She went to Swarthmore College, then moved to Boston and worked in economic consulting before moving to the UK in 2017. She has had the great pleasure of serving DAUK as vice-chair and chair of the Oxford Chapter, and as DAUK’s Secretary and Phonebanking Coordinator. Her other volunteer work has focused on youth leadership development in a public housing development, and building community with immigrants and refugees. 

JOHN

FOR VICE CHAIR

A native of upstate New York, John Lindsay has a decade of experience in political organizing, fundraising, and policy formation supporting progressive candidates and causes across the United States. A DPCA Voting Representative, press spokesperson and active member of DAUK Oxford, he is excited to bring his background and energy to growing our engagement with our members, doubling down on our strengths, and moving DAUK forward. 

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CAROLINE

FOR SECRETARY

Dr. Caroline Ruchonnet grew up in Madison NJ. At 18, she moved to Scotland where she earned a MA(Hons) in Medieval History and Archaeology from the University of St Andrews, and a MSc and PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Forensic Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. As part of DAUK’s Scotland chapter, she helped organize the 2018 Edinburgh March For Our Lives protest. Since then she has led DAUK Scotland as Chair, organising fundraising events, voter registration drives, social events, and polling stations for the 2020 Global Presidential Primary. She has also served DAUK, helping to establish 7 new regional groups and organizing several country-wide virtual events including the July 4th picnic, presidential debate watches and town halls. She lives in Dunfermline, Fife, with her husband Antoine and their six chickens.

MONICA

FOR TREASURER

Monica grew up near Chicago, studied Economics and Spanish at Boston University and worked in Charleston, SC prior to relocating to London in 2017. While working in marketing and communications, Monica was a co-organiser for Charleston’s first ever Mayoral Forum on Race Equity, held in the wake of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in 2015. Outside of her current work in fundraising, Monica is pursuing a masters in international relations at SOAS University of London. Monica has been an integral part of Democrats Abroad's Call the World global fundraising team. She resides in South London with her husband, Mike, and loves knitting, cycling and reading. 

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