The Mississippi First team is a group of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to promote the mission of Mississippi First.
Rachel CanterExecutive Directorrachel@mississippifirst.org
Rachel leads the work of Mississippi First, including strategy, financial management, and decision-making.
MacKenzie HinesChief of Staffmackenzie@mississippifirst.org
As Chief of Staff, MacKenzie supports the effective operations of the organization. She also directs Mississippi First’s communications.
Toren BallardDirector of K-12 Policytoren@mississippifirst.org
Toren assist Mississippi First in developing and enacting our K-12 policy agenda.
Brooke WilliamsPolicy and Communications Associatebrooke@mississippifirst.org
Brooke is responsible for assisting all Mississippi First directors in reviewing policy and data, supporting advocacy, communications, engagement activities directed towards policymakers and stakeholders.
Aerial AdamsPolicy & Communications Fellowaerial@mississippifirst.org
Aerial is responsible for assisting in policy and communications activities.