Our Team

Katrina G.

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 G.
Executive Assistant

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 G.
Program Manager, Research & Communications

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.

Molly P.
Managing Director

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.

Erin R.
People Operations Director

Erin Rayne is an Organizational Culture Consultant and Leadership Coach specializing in elevating employee engagement and growing impact through training & development. As the People Ops Director, Erin helps identify and implement tools and support for the Sojourn Strategies team so they can stay focused on the good work at hand.

Her passion for social justice bloomed during her undergraduate years at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she co-led the first campus NARAL group advocating for reproductive freedom. As a Women’s Studies major she envisioned a career lobbying for women’s rights on the Hill. Instead she chose to stay local, working in a women’s clinic providing safe and supportive medical care, and organizing for progressive candidate campaigns. Over time her work transitioned to people management and Human Resources, where she focuses on equity and balance in the workplace.

Erin is inspired daily by the power of purposeful transformation and reality-based optimism (no doubt attributable to her unwavering love of the Cleveland Browns). She loves to travel, listen and learn. And, most of all, Erin thrives on interacting with people who are curious, authentic, and who actively cultivate good in the world.