Prentiss is the Executive Director of OSA, which means he is focused on getting that money for us young people to build that power. He is born and raised in Dayton, OH, has been organizing for 10 years, a member of OSA for 9 years, and leading the organization since 2017. He is a strategist, an artist, and human-building invested in transformative leadership and people power. He is the Beyhive Midwest Regional President and active member. He also loves TV shows and occasionally jokes of one day writing a comedy series about funerals and navigating a love life.
Rachael is from and currently organizes in the Cleveland area and has been on staff since 2017. Rachael first encountered OSA all the way back in 2012 as a sophomore at Ohio State working on her first campaign, and it has fundamentally shaped her as an organizer and a person in the years since. She is a true believer in the transformative power of organizing – on a personal level and as the mechanism through which we can build the collective power to transform the world as it is into the world that we dream of and deserve. When she isn’t supporting the growth and power-building of young organizers, Rachael likes reading fantasy and sci fi novels, roller skating, and taking long walks with her dog.
Kristian (Kris) was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Kris is a first-generation college student and senior at Kent State University majoring in Criminology & Justice Studies and minoring in Pre-Law & Political Science. She had the opportunity to intern with OSA Fall 2022 for KSU’s Columbus Program in State Issues where she organized collecting surveys for the Black Student Equity Report at colleges across Ohio. Having a great experience in the Fall, Kris joined OSA in January as a Fellow working to build an OSA chapter at Kent State University and organizing for the 2023 Ohio State Budget Campaign. Outside of OSA Kris enjoys roller skating and Mexican food. She is grateful to be part of an organization that’s creating a better future for everyone to thrive in.
Darlene is a digital organizer for OSA providing support in areas such as managing social media, the website, and newsletters. She has an M.A. in Global Interactions from Cleveland State University and is particularly interested in topics related to mass media, political economy, and social change. She is proud to be involved with OSA where she gets to see young people join political conversations and become agents of change.