Ciera has extensive experience in field organizing and advocacy, including voter engagement, having worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia, West Virginia Democratic Party, and WV FREE. She currently works as the Movement Politics Director at West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WV CAG). Ciera has served as the board president of the West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC), and currently serves on the West Virginia Working Families Party executive committee.
Ciera is Kaleidoscope's resident whiz at social media campaigns and management. Her skills in strategic social media have been utilized by a long list of political candidates, PACs, and nonprofits to increase meaningful engagement, especially with younger audiences.
As a seasoned trainer, Ciera is called upon by groups and universities across the state to lead trainings on topics such as citizen advocacy, progressive leadership, voter engagement, intersectionality, and even sex education. Ciera is proud to have been among the first graduates of the WV Trainers Project - a project of Training for Change, a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers.
At West Virginia University, Ciera further grew her passion for political science, strategic social media, and women’s and gender studies. She is especially interested in economic, racial, and reproductive justice, as well as youth development and empowerment. She has been the recipient of WVEC’s Youth Activism Award, as well as the first Young West Virginia: Power Building Conference’s Young WV Power Award.
She and her husband share their home with their beloved fur babies. Ciera and her partner actually made history as the first (and, so far, only) couple to be married live, over the radio airwaves on WTSQ 88.1FM - The Status Quo.