DeNora Getachew is the New York Executive Director of Generation Citizen, a nine-year-old national nonprofit transforming how civics education is taught in schools. DeNora is a leader with over a decade of legal, fundraising, and policy and advocacy experience. She’s a ninja for democracy: using all of the tools in her toolbox to advocate for systemic change to strengthen our democracy. She began her career at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; and Citizens Union. DeNora has shaped state and local law and policy on a diverse portfolio of issues, including campaign finance, education, ethics, police accountability, and voting reform.