Haley Lickstein first discovered the power of advocacy and voice in elementary school after attending her first protest and rally. From there her passion for civic advocacy and community organizing only grew.
In high school she interned for her United States Senator, spent the summer in Washington DC as a United States Senate Page, and was president of her Mayor’s Youth Council. These experiences led her to Washington DC for college where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in an interdisciplinary studies program focused on the intersection of communications, law, economics and government.
While in DC she interned at many organizations including EMILY’s list, the Democratic National Committee and on Capital Hill. After graduating in 2019, she began working on the social and economic impact programs team in the policy org at Meta. Here she focused on leveraging Meta’s resources to promote economic recovery and opportunity, decrease stigma around the opioid epidemic, increase access to STEM education, and workforce development in communities across the country.
Today, Haley works for the Gates Foundation in the Office of the CEO supporting foundation wide strategy work and the Foundation’s leadership offices.
Haley is the proud founder of Action for Access, a campaign focused on mobilizing young people to take action around political issues today. Action for access is focused on bridging the disconnect between engagement and civic participation, utilizing social media as a tool for grassroots advocacy. Action for access has mobilized thousands to take action and has partnered with many national organizations such as Planned Parenthood.