Deputy Director of Public Engagement
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the Deputy Director of Public Engagement at the United States Department of Transportation. She was previously a Deputy States Director for the All on The Line campaign of the National Redistricting Action Fund and oversaw work in the Midwest and East Coast. Raffi also has extensive experience in LGBTQ and gender justice community advocacy. Her experience includes serving as Director of External Relations at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Senior Associate Director for Public Engagement, and Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House during the Obama Administration, where she was the first openly transgender staffer in history to work at the White House. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, Raffi was adopted from Honduras and grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts.