Jolt Initiative’s board of directors donates their time and talent to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organization. Their expertise in advocating for equity and social justice guides our mission and propels our organization forward.
Anthony Elmo is the Director of Political Organizing at Texas AFT. He is a communications and political professional with fifteen years of experience in managing advocacy and political projects, writing extensively, and problem-solving at a large scale. His future goal is real estate investment and development.
Baron Mora Alcazar
As an LGBT immigrant who has lived in Texas for more than 20 years, Baron Mora Alcazar is motivated to use the professional abilities he has developed to uphold everyone’s safety and dignity. Baron is currently the Finance and Operations Manager at MOVE Texas. Before joining MOVE Texas, Baron worked as a Field Manager for Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign, where he built and organized a team that was responsible for 80% of all voter outreach in Nueces County. Baron shown a talent for solving challenges with creative pragmatism while working at TD Ameritrade, where he was recognized for evaluating and optimizing sales operations. In 2018, Baron earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and CFP from the University of North Texas. In his spare time, Baron enjoys piloting aircraft, hanging out with his bunch of pups, community activism, traveling and has been known to produce and perform in independent films.
Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her most recent release, the critically-acclaimed bilingual album, Lola, was named as one of NPR’s top 50 albums of the year. Carrie has performed on stages across North America and Europe for the last decade, as well as on programs such as Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. She’s also the composer/lyricist of an original musical chronicling the true story of an inspiring young DREAMer named Tony Valdovinos. ¡Americano! ended its 27-show debut at The Phoenix Theatre Company in February of 2020 with 10 consecutive sellout performances, and will debut in New York City in the Fall of ’21. Carrie lives in Austin with her partner and musical collaborator Luke Jacobs, a multi- instrumentalist/singer-songwriter from Minnesota, and their son, Cruz.
Daniela grew up in Venezuela where she spent most of her childhood. She moved to Athens, Georgia as a teenager with her family looking for a better future. While attending the University of Georgia for undergrad, she tutored elementary students and taught English to families to help them learn the language, just like many teachers had helped her in high school. After college graduation, Daniela started her career in education with Teach For America in Atlanta. After teaching in Atlanta, Daniela moved to Texas with her husband, where she worked as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and School Principal for 15 years. She currently works at Austin Achieve Public Schools where she serves the school community Chief Community Officer. Daniela is passionate about supporting young people, especially young Latinas and uses some of her time to mentor, hoping to help them find their leadership voice and continue to pay it forward.
Her experience as an immigrant, an English Language Learner, and a teacher taught her about the many inequities in our country. Because of these experiences, she has dedicated her life to overcoming educational inequity and works each day to provide opportunities and access for all children and families she encounters. Daniela is passionate about supporting young people, especially young Latinas and uses some of her time to mentor, hoping to help them find their leadership voice and continue to pay it forward.
Daniela lives in East Austin with her husband Cris and their children, Inés and Manuel.
Stacie Sanchez Hare is the Director of No Kid Hungry Texas where she leads a campaign to end child hunger in Texas. She joins us after working at City Year San Antonio as the Managing Director of Impact, overseeing partnerships with schools and community organizations. Before returning to Texas in 2017, she lived in New York City for 15 years where she worked in city government and nonprofit roles related to youth development, community engagement, and social justice issues. Stacie serves on the Jolt Texas Initiative Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latinos in civic engagement and is a member of the 2023 Leadership Women Texas cohort, the longest running program to develop women leaders in the United States. Stacie earned a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from St. Edward’s University. Stacie is based in San Antonio where she was born and raised.