Projects Manager, Editorial & Creative Team, The Public Interest Network
Started on staff: 2008
B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marites Velasquez manages web and print projects with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, overseeing the creation of campaign materials, membership communications and web content for the dozens of organizations of the network. Prior to this role, Marites was an organizer with the Student PIRGs and an organizing director for the New Voters Project. She was also recognized by Progressive USA as one of the nation’s up-and-coming progressive youth activists in 2012. Marites lives in Chicago where she often performs as the bass player and singer with her rock band, OVEF OW.