Young Greens Steering Committee

Co-Chair, Jay Walker

Jay Ting Walker is a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By day, he is a Community Organizer at a Pennsylvania environmental non-profit. By night, Jay is a member of Pittsburgh DSA, One Pennsylvania, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, and, Bike Pittsburgh. He's also the Vice-Chair of the Green Party of Allegheny County and the former President of the Allegheny County Transit Council. Jay serves on the Green Party of Pennsylvania Steering Committee and serves as one of its delegates to the GPUS National Committee. He studied Biology and Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was active in environmental activism. In his free time, Jay is passionate about ultimate frisbee, board games, Starcraft, and watching soccer.

Co-Chair, Aléjandro Ortega-Morales

Alejandro Ortega-Morales is a resident of Houston, Texas. Alejandro’s day to day job is as a Bus Operator for First Transit, and also is the Press Secretary for the Delilah For Texas campaign. They’re also the Co-Chair of the Latinx Caucus, as well as the Co-Chair of Young EcoSocialists. Outside of Transit, Alejandro is very passionate about the environment. Alejandro currently studies at Lone Star College, where they major in Civil Engineering. In their free time, Alejandro works on his music, tends to his friends’ and family’s aquariums, nerds out about musicals, and works on forming a Transit Rider’s Union for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County. Alejandro speaks English and Spanish, and is learning ASL.


Education Chair, VACANT 

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Outreach Chair, Shannel Pittman

Shannel is a Los Angeles based activist whom before coming into the Green Party after the 2016 primary. A former state organizer Wolf-PAC in California, she prepared other volunteers to speak to their representatives and prepare for meetings and working with others to ensure that California Prop 59 (a resolution overturning Citizens United) was approved that year. Drawn to the work of tasked of the Outreach and Accreditation Committee because she’s detail oriented and sick of people falling through communication cracks, Shannel is committee to making sure everyone coming to our Caucus can find the place where the can strive. A National Committee forum manager and delegate for the Lavender Caucus , she also serves on the National Outreach, Diversity, and Presidential Campaign Support Committees. Outside of the Green Party work Shannel is a member of the Black Alliance for Peace, a member of the Los Angeles County’s Alternatives to Incarceration Working Group, among other things.

Shannel is a writer and theater nerd. Cartoons, obscure music, and novels are how she finds balance so as not lose functionality in this fight. Being a Disabled, Asexual-Panromantic, Muslimah would be exhausting without these outlets.


Media Chair, Spencer Berg

Spencer Berg is a native New Yorker who has his roots in climate organizing. Starting in 2019 he co-founded the climate justice group Fridays For Future NYC, a completely youth run group which organized school strikes to push the city to address the climate crisis. In all he was apart of organizing 5 protests, the largest one getting over 300,000 participants. As a direct result of his groups organizing, the city of New York passed a law to declare a climate emergency and commit the city to a just transition to a sustainable economy. In 2020 he joined the Green Party, fed up with the Democrat's lack of spine and enchanted by the incredible Green party platform. Starting as a content creator for the Youth Caucus instagram he then started running the newly created Instagram Team, helping gain the account 1,000 followers in a few months. Now Spencer is a student at the SUNY College Of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, studying Environmental Policy. 

 

Finance Chair, Cassiday Moriarity

Cassiday Moriarity was born and raised in small-town Indiana. Now living in Indianapolis, she chairs the local Circle City Greens chapter. Stepping up at a state level as vice-chair for the Indiana Green Party as well.

Her work thus far had included rebuilding the Indiana Green Party's website, the Green Pages website, and working with the fundraising committee on NationBuilder to set the party up for success at all levels.

Previously, she was YES's Co-Chair and is still an active member in several national caucuses and committees as well.

National Alternate Delegate, Elizabeth Freeman

Elizabeth Freeman currently resides in Eagle River, Alaska where she works as an economic geologist in hard rock mining/exploration. In addition, she is currently pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When Elizabeth is not working, she engages in her local community by volunteering with STEM related outreach programs, and Big Brother Big Sister. Elizabeth became an active member of the Green Party around 2016, and campaigned for Jill Stein. In 2021, Elizabeth was voted an alternate delegate of YES and looks forward to fulfilling her new role. In her free time, you can find Elizabeth hiking, loving on her fur babies, reading current events/history, and traveling.

National Delegate, Matthew Skolar

Matthew Skolar is a Cuban-American youth organizer residing in Kearny, New Jersey. He is a sophomore at Davidson College in North Carolina where he studies Linguistics and Arabic.
 
Outside of his studies, he is involved with activism surrounding environmental, social, and economic justice issues and their complex political intersections, serving as a youth delegate on the Green Party National Committee and a former chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the Young Ecosocialists. On campus, he is a brother of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc., serves as the liaison for the Organization for Latinx American Students, and works with the Center for Teaching and Learning as an Arabic Tutor. He also tutors elementary school students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools in literacy and Spanish, and enjoys creativity as an amateur artist. 
 
Matthew has a particular fascination for language development, bilingualism, and language policy. After college, he hopes to return to his community to improve language programs in the public schools that actively honor culture, support multilingualism, acknowledge the intelligence of students regardless of their backgrounds, and confront segregation on lines of language. He is also interested in eventually running for local office to bring more attention to these issues.


National Delegate, Austin Bashore

Austin Bashore is our representative for the state of Ohio. He is a 2019 graduate of Kent State University with two degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language. He also ran for state representative under the Greens in 2018 and has been a Green Party member since 2015.

He is the International Youth Delegate to the Global Young Greens, a member of the International Committee of the Green Party of the United States, as well as an international observer to the Green Party Korea.

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