Arianna Genis

Arianna brings her experience in base-building, digital organizing, political campaigns, and storytelling to her role as Deputy Communications Director at Wellstone. Previously, she was the Director of Narrative and Cultural Strategy at TakeAction Minnesota, where she built a digital program based on creative storytelling and political education.

In 2013, Arianna began her career organizing at the neighborhood level in South Minneapolis, working to build bridges between communities and direct city resources towards investment in communities of color. Her love for organizing and creative pursuits led her to launch Latina Theory, a podcast centered on elevating the voices of Latinas in politics and art.

Soon after, she joined TakeAction Minnesota where she directed the statewide digital program, led the online work as part of a successful campaign to pass earned sick and safe time in the Twin Cities, and most recently, defeating the preemption bill at the legislature. In addition, she expanded the purpose of the communications and digital work of the organization to include creativity and storytelling with a clear focus on a deeper race, class and gender analysis. In 2017, she served as Campaign Manager for a winning municipal candidate campaign in North Minneapolis. She’s most proud of ushering in a progressive victory with a tenacious team led by people of color and women.

Arianna is excited to bring her creative and political skill set to her role at Wellstone. She is deeply passionate about telling stories and continuing to build power with and for communities to create a more equitable world.