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Linnea Brett

Chapter Network Organizer

Linnea (she/her) has been coaching SURJ chapters since 2017, and was an active leader in building the SURJ Buffalo chapter, which she called home for six years. She now lives in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up the youngest of six daughters in a working class family in Niagara Falls, NY. She has a BA in Public Policy and a Master of Urban Planning, both from the University at Buffalo. She loves the rush and intensity of direct action and the new connections forged through door to door canvassing, finds data entry soothing, and feels best when she’s creating brave, loving spaces for folks to vision, strategize, struggle, and take risks together. She formerly organized with the Clean Air Coalition of WNY, running campaigns for environmental, racial, and economic justice. Outside of organizing, she likes trying new recipes and hanging out with her partner Clarissa, their cats Waffles and Rafael, and their dog Joni.

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