Class of 2022

Emerge California Class of 2022


The Class of 2022 is Emerge California’s 20th Class!

This year’s 40 program members hail from all over the state, from Sacramento County to San Diego, and bring with them a beautiful tapestry of diverse life experiences, professions and passions. They are attorneys, educators, community organizers, healthcare workers, nonprofit leaders, and CEOs of their households.

And, they look like us. This year’s class is one of the most diverse we will train at Emerge California, as over 80% of the class represents the New American Majority – Black, Brown and Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and young and unmarried women.

We celebrate today because we know they will be changing the face of elected power tomorrow.

Alysson R. Snow, Lemon Grove
Andrea Beth Damsky, L.Ac., La Mesa
Arohi Sharma, Torrance
Carlotta L. Brown, MPA, Oakland
Celina Reynes, San Leandro
Christine L. Nagaye, San Jose
Christine Feliciana Hernandez, Midway City
Cindy Wu, El Monte
Cristina Tostado, Oakland
Emily Francis, San Luis Obispo
Esther Lemus, Windsor
Dr. Eve M. Castellanos, Sanger
Gina Latimerlo, Belmont
Guadalupe Yasmin Angulo, Hayward
Heather M. Ferbert, San Diego
Ida L. Green, Sausalito
Jatinderpal Kaur Sahi, Union City
Jennifer Trichelle-Marie Williams, Los Angeles
Karla J. Garcia, San Francisco
Kirsten Albrecht, Los Angeles
Leanna C. Louie, San Francisco
Lisa Forssell, Palo Alto
Dr. Loraine Lundquist, Northridge
M. Ahmanise Sanati, Playa Del Rey
Maria A. Jandres, San Francisco
Maria Sosyan, North Hollywood
Marlena Rose Truong, Anaheim
Dr. Megan Ruth Sweet, Alameda
Dr. Merry Rasoul Taheri, Long Beach
Michelle Shoresman, San Luis Obispo
Nicole Chiu-Wang, San Francisco
Rachael A. Tanner, San Francisco
Raeena Suhail Lari, San Jose
Reichi Lee, Berkeley
Renia Webb, Oakland
Sara C. Aminzadeh, Marin
Sheweet Yohannes, Oakland
Sofia Colón, Stockton
Vanessa Danielle Marrero, Berkeley
Yoana Tchoukleva, Oakland