Katrina L. Gamble is a political science professor turned social impact strategist. She is a campaign strategist that brings the rigor of an academician and the thoughtfulness of an organizer grounded in nearly a decade of community-centered work.
She’s helped clients win election modernization reforms in more than a half dozen states. Katrina also assisted in the development of the first ever national prosecutor accountability hub — bringing together leaders from across the country committed to transforming the U.S. criminal justice system— that laid the groundwork to elect a number of progressive prosecutors from Philadelphia to St. Louis.
Dominique is the Executive Assistant to Sojourn’s Founder and also provides administrative support for the Sojourn Strategies team. With an exceptional knack for organization and precision, Dominique specializes in managing intricate schedules, coordinating travel, and organizing and designing team events and meetings. With a Personal Administration Certification Dominique’s expertise supports an efficient flow of daily operations, enabling the Sojourn team to achieve their objectives. She has supported projects from voting rights advocacy campaigns to civic engagement research projects.
Outside of work, Dominique spends her free time volunteering in her community — participating in events like The Children’s Heart Gallery and The Feed Phoenix Project. Dominique also enjoys writing poetry, participating in outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Destiney Golden is a dynamic program manager with a strong commitment to advancing research and strategies in the progressive civic space. She supports a wide variety of projects within Sojourn’s research service portfolio. For example, she’s assisted with innovative narrative and identity research projects that support political power building organizations across the country, strengthen their civic engagement and organizing programs. She also manages and creates content for Sojourn Strategies social media efforts. Previously, Destiney worked at a progressive non-profit, Open Progress, as a Digital Organizer where she helped run nationwide peer-to-peer texting programs and co-managed a community of over 9,000 volunteers. During her time there, she helped increase the volunteer community by 156% in the 2020 calendar year. Destiney earned her BA in Politics from Sewanee: The University of the South.
Outside of work, Destiney is an accomplished mixed media artist and avid music curator. She uses her art to help bring creativity to the work that she does. Whether supporting innovative research or digging into analysis, she makes sure her creative voice is heard.
Drew E. Mitchell is a senior program associate at Sojourn Strategies, overseeing internal project management processes and tools using an agile framework. She also assists with state and federal advocacy campaigns and qualitative and quantitative research projects. Drew assists with documenting key discussions, actions items, and decisions during meetings and projects. She also supports research analysis and assists with synthesizing findings across Sojourn’s service projects.
Drew is a bilingual, solutions-oriented self-starter with a passion for social justice advocacy, human rights and community development. Prior to joining Sojourn Strategies she supported strategic communications, grassroots organizing and civil society programs. Drew began her career in 2017 by providing on-site program planning for the FEMA Shelter and Temporary Essential Power program during disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Since then, she has served as a congressional intern for Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD-07), led Baltimore site program operations and co-piloted DEIA-B initiatives for Urban Teachers, and spearheaded LGBTQ-centered crisis response and community-building programs through the Pride Center of Maryland (GLCCB).
Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in strategic communications from Morgan State University. She is based in Baltimore, where she enjoys painting; performing spoken word; and spending time with her family and vivacious French bulldog, Roxie.
Molly Phillips-Nugent is the Managing Director at Sojourn Strategies. She contributes to Team Sojourn by overseeing client programs, managing relationships, tracking progress, and providing landscape and policy analyses for clients.
Molly is an accomplished organizer and advocate with nearly a decade of experience in social justice movements, federal grant management, presidential campaigning and issue-based community organizing. She began her career as a crisis response advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic violence in hospitals, courtrooms and safe houses throughout California. Beginning in 2018, she began her role as an ambassador for the United State of Women, a gender equity organization born out of the Obama administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls. Through this organizing work, Molly helped lead a three-year effort to establish a Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, which launched in 2021 as the first county-wide government body devoted specifically to the needs of women and girls in Sacramento County.
In early 2020, Molly relocated to the midwest to contribute to the general election, serving first as a national advance associate on the Bernie 2020 campaign and later as an organizer for the Biden campaign in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
She recently completed her master’s degree at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she studied statistical analysis and economics to advance progressive policy at the local and national level. Molly currently resides in Chicago with her spirited and tenacious dog, Strawberry.