National Programs Director
Rikkia brings a wide range of advocacy experience to the role having led campaigns at the state and federal level for over a decade on climate and national security, and most recently educating woman state legislators as Director of the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL). Prior to WiLL, Rikkia served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for Truman Center for National Policy and the Truman National Security Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing values-based national security and foreign policy, including the confluence of national security and climate. She also served as Congressional staff for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan on Capitol Hill and in her North Carolina district office.