Olka Forster

Communications Manager

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As Communications Manager, Olka manages Essie’s organizational communications, amplifies our campaign work, and helps to make visible the political perspective of our membership.

Olka brings 5 years of experience in social media, digital strategy, and communications. Before joining Essie, Olka was the Communications Manager for the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign. Olka began her activism journey against mass incarceration in the city of Baltimore, MD after learning about the murder of Tyrone West by Baltimore City Police, working with his family and local activists to demand accountability for the officers who killed him. Olka holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and Anthropology from Towson University.