RESULTS Welcomes Jennifer Koo as Grassroots Board Member
Washington, DC, July 29, 2021 – RESULTS is excited to welcome Jennifer (Jennn) M. Koo as its newest grassroots board member, elected by her fellow volunteer advocates from across the United States.
This year as COVID-19 continues to exacerbate deep systemic inequities, RESULTS volunteers have pushed forward to support expansions to the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, and expanding resources for global health, affordable housing, and nutrition. The RESULTS board includes four members elected by that grassroots body of volunteers, serving on the Executive Committee and representing RESULTS volunteer advocates on the board.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jennn Koo to the RESULTS board,” said Joanne Carter, RESULTS Executive Director. “I look forward to working with her to advance the incredible work of our grassroots volunteers in this unique and critical moment. Her deep commitment to the fight against poverty as a leader and an advocate are an inspiration and will be so important in the work.”
After joining RESULTS in early 2018, Koo co-founded the RESULTS group at the University of Connecticut. She is also a Co-Founder and Co-Group Leader of a predominantly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) chapter in Connecticut, where advocates focus on global and domestic poverty. Koo is also a RESULTS Fellowship Alum (2019-2020), participant of the BIPOC Caucus, and a founding member of the Anti-Oppression Council.
Beyond RESULTS, Koo advances health equity and anti-oppression through her roles as a Research Assistant with the National Disability Rights Network, and as a Community Organizer with R2H Action (Right to Health), and Mentor with the Students of Color (SoC) Mentorship Program at UConn. In response to the increasing need for health care workers, she also volunteers at public health education events, provides childcare services, and is actively working towards her Emergency Medical Technician certification.
“RESULTS would not be possible without our grassroots network,” said Koo. “It means a lot to me to not only be included and uplifted in this movement, but to have the opportunity to include and uplift others. I look forward to working to prioritize the holistic well-being and flourishing of our volunteers, and am committed to advancing equity, intersectionality, and representation in whatever capacity I can.”
“I am so grateful to Qiana Torregano for her leadership, insight, and dedication to the work of RESULTS in this extraordinarily challenging moment,” said Joanne Carter. “She has been a committed, highly knowledgeable, and passionate representative on the board for her fellow grassroots advocates and spent her time continuously looking for ways to further our movement against poverty in the U.S. as well as around the world, especially centering the leadership of people directly affected by poverty.”
Koo joins sitting grassroots board members Maxine Thomas, Lily Callaway, and Lindsay K. Saunders, and eleven other independent members of the board. She begins her term immediately.
RESULTS supports a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Volunteers and staff multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy.
Our movement of volunteers is backed by a staff of researchers, policy analysts, and legislative and media experts. Our shared goal is the end of poverty. We have affiliates and partners across five continents, and a network of volunteers in all 50 states and worldwide. We’re a non-partisan advocacy group comprised of RESULTS Educational Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and RESULTS, a nonprofit 501(c)4 grassroots lobbying organization.
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