Adena first encountered the League of Women Voters as a college student, when her local League asked her to help register and mobilize her fellow students. Finding herself to be a natural organizer and civic leader, Adena became more and more involved in her Berkeley, CA, League and was eventually elected as the youngest president in their history.
Adena’s democracy advancement work skyrocketed from there. She led initiatives to engage young voters and voters of color, established efforts to increase diversity in League membership, and even helped implement voting rights for 16 and 17-year-olds in local school board elections. As a young, passionate League leader, Adena’s advocacy is shaping the next century of League activism.
“In a democracy, you need the people to make it work. The people are the power.”