Meet the Team
Coya White Hat-Artichoker, Campaign Manager
Coya is a proud enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Nation, raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Coya has been doing activist work in various communities and movements since the age of 15. Coya was a founding member of the First Nations Two Spirit Collective. She currently serves on the boards of SisterSong, PFund Foundation, and American Indian OIC. She is also a consultant providing analysis on Native American issues and reproductive justice. She has appeared in the film After Stonewall, and was selected as one of the 2010 “40 under 40” LGBT Leaders by the Advocate, and as Velvet Park’s 2014 “Top 25 Significant Queer Women”. Her writing has appeared in Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence (Altamira Press, 2007), The Bilerico Report on LGBTQ Nation, and The Huffington Post. She tweets @coyahope.
Miranda Adams, Field Director
Miranda grew up in the California Bay Area, and moved to Minnesota to attend college, where she studied Political Science and Environmental Studies. She was involved in politics throughout high school and college, getting her start volunteering to defeat Proposition 8 in California, which made recently legal same-sex marriage unconstitutional. After graduating from Macalester, Miranda stayed in the Twin Cities and worked on a wide variety of political issues, including researching sulfide mining, organizing union members, and working on public involvement for a light rail project. She plans on attending graduate school next year to focus on transit planning that centers racial and economic justice.