The Sister District Team



Rita is the founder and visionary behind Sister District, and she oversees all aspects of the Project. Under her leadership, SDP has become one of the most vibrant and focused grassroots organizations to spring up after the 2016 election. She holds a B.A. from University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. 

Gabrielle Goldstein, director of political strategy and policy

Co-Founder Gaby Goldstein oversees political strategy for the Project, including the selection of "Sister Races" that the Project supports.  She coordinates with Sister Race campaigns to provide targeted campaign services based upon the campaign's specific needs. Gaby holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and is a PhD candidate at U.C. Berkeley. 

Candis Mitchell, director of information and finance

Co-Founder Candis Mitchell maintains responsibility for technology issues and technological organization. Additionally, she is responsible for the financial planning and record keeping of the Sister District Project. Candis graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S., holds a M.A. from The George Washington University, and received a J.D. from Tulane University.

Lala Wu, director of engagement and partnerships

Co-Founder Lala Wu leads the efforts to build out the Sister District Project's organizational infrastructure to support meaningful, sustained engagement by volunteers and donors both during critical election seasons, and year-round. She works to ensure that as the Sister District community grows, it grows together with and amplifies the efforts of other existing and emerging local efforts. Lala received her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University, and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. 


ADVISORY Committee & STAFF Volunteers

The Sister District Project is fortunate to have on its team an incredible group of exceptionally dedicated volunteers who help to carry out core functions of the organization. The Sister District Project is also advised by a number of experts in the fields of politics, policy, community organizing, technology, finance, law, and beyond. 

Lyzz Schwegler Social Media and Press

Lyzz Schwegler
Social Media and Press

Stephanie Goldsborough Fundraising

Stephanie Goldsborough

Matt Lardner Social Media

Matt Lardner
Social Media