Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead national organizing efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies in climate change, criminal justice reform, democracy reform and voting rights, gun violence prevention, immigration, reproductive rights, and student debt.
Prior to joining American Progress, Theogene served as the campaign manager of Act for Women at the Center for Reproductive Rights—a national campaign that unites organizations and individuals for the advancement of the Women’s Health Protection Act, federal legislation designed to protect reproductive rights. In this role, she led targeted strategy to build congressional support and scaled up the scope and impact of coalition collaboration. Previously, Theogene served as the national campus program coordinator for the Choices Campus Leadership Program at the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she worked with campus and community organizers across the country to mobilize around progressive issues. In addition, she served as a 2018 Rockwood Leadership Institute Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice fellow.
Theogene received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a minor in anthropology and sociology; a minor in labor studies; and a certificate in law, ethics, and society from Florida International University. She is a South Florida native and proud Haitian American who is a lover of people, fried plantains, astrology, and pop culture.