Cinthia (she/her/ella) joins the Bus from her role as Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Her drive to bring access and equity to our political and civic process solidified when she was a Fellow and, later, the Fellowship Coordinator at the Bus. Previously, Cinthia served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization. She believes in the importance of people-centered movements aimed at dismantling systems of oppression through policy. Cinthia is excited to leverage her skills to amplify the Bus’s mission. Away from the office, she enjoys outdoor activities that connect her to the indigenous lands we are occupying.
You can reach Cinthia by email at cinthia[at]washingtonbus[dot]org.
Jazmine Smith (she/her) is an educator passionate about advocacy and organizing, and she is thrilled to join the Bus to start working on youth advocacy and empowerment. She graduated from Western Washington University and from there served in the Peace Corps, worked in public education for several years, and was an Organizing and Advocacy fellow with RESULTS. Jazmine brings a bright energy and a passion for civic education to the Bus as well as a desire to center people and dismantle oppression in systems. Outside of work, Jazmine likes to listen to books and podcasts, and talk about bikes, transit, zoning, and niche local politics.
You can reach Jazmine at jazmine[at]washingtonbus[dot]
As an immigrant, queer woman of color, Tai jokes she represents more intersections than Seattle’s busiest junction. Away from the hustle, she’s likely found enjoying downtime with her wife and dog in their West Seattle home.
You can reach Tai at tai[at]washingtonbus[dot]org.
Mehar Singh (they/them) is so excited to be joining the Bus as they finish up their BA in Political Science at Western Washington University. They bring with them a wealth of experience in community organizing, including founding Students for Action, an organization that brought young people together to advocate for gun-safe policy in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018. More recently, Mehar has worked on several progressive, grassroots campaigns including Marko Liias’s campaign for WA Lt. Governor. In their free-time, Mehar enjoys PC gaming, making music, cooking new foods, and freedom dreaming!
You can reach Mehar at mehar[at]washingtonbus[dot]org.
Digital and Communications Organizer
They are most experienced with staffing, managing, and cultivating class conscious candidates and campaigns to advance BIPOC & Queer liberation, climate justice, and youth advocacy for all communities furthest from justice and beyond. They specialize in political branding, graphic design, content creation, and campaign management.
Off the clock, he is a regular public commenter on issues regarding wealth justice, ethnic studies, and youth issues and has testified before school boards, city councils, commissions, and the state legislature. They are also a cheesy creative writer by passion—having written and published a short fiction story on the South Seattle Emerald and helped peer review and edit over 40 short fiction stories. He can also be found posting incredibly bad takes on non-Bus socials or volunteering for countless political campaigns.
Bailey’s goal is to create accessible, vibrant, and exciting content that pushes the youth agenda forward with an eye toward respectfully and unabashedly advocating for and representing communities furthest from justice.
You can reach me at bailey through bailey[at]washingtonbus[dot]org
Edgar (he/him/el) graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minoring in Spanish and Economics in 2022. He brings with him over 3 years of lobbying experience and 4 years of civic engagement experience as the Campus Organizer. Starting with the Bus Fellowship in 2019, he would eventually move on to be politically active on Central’s campus as a Political Action Coordinator for MECHA de CWU. As well, was the Director of Governmental Affair for the Student Government at Central (ASCWU), where he got the opportunity to lobby the state legislature on basic needs and financial aid for students for two legislative sessions with the Washington Student Association (WSA) as a student lobbyist representing Central students. Post graduation, Edgar worked as a Government Relations Contractor for Sermonti Public Affairs, where he got to represent clients like Habitat for Humanity and worked for the Governor’s Office for a bit before joining back up with the Bus!
Edgar hopes to guide youth with the right tools, knowledge, support, and mentorship in molding them into effective political organizers in our communities. In his free time, Edgar enjoys playing the drums (drum set and marching snare), listening to music, weightlifting, longboarding, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
You can reach Edgare at Edgar[at]washingtonbus[dot]
Vote Bot is a sophisticated democracy robot sent back in time to change the future for one lucky state. And that lucky winner just so happens to be our very own Evergreen State, Washington. They came to us to break down barriers to voting and take names. Vote Bot comes from a place where voter registration is automatic for all eligible voters, turnout for the most local of elections is always 100%, where there’s a voting drop box in every home, and a young person heading out to get civically involved on every street!
Vote Bot isn’t only the hero we have, but the one we deserve. Helping us engage young people in politics and building the next generation of young leaders in Washington is hard wired into Vote Bot, and with them on board the Bus we’ll keep winning year after year!