Williesha (Willi) Morris is ASAN’s newest team member, coming on board in September 2019 as our full-time Membership & Office Coordinator. Williesha was born and raised in South Carolina. Despite always dreaming of moving out west or to another country, the south will always be her home. She spent a lot of her youth traveling, including a semester of college in Sydney, Australia, where she studied Australian literature and history and interned for the 2000 Olympic Organising Committee at Olympics.com.
She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina. She spent several years in journalism and administrative assistance (aka, “learning to love Excel”). She also spent a year as a City Year corps member. City Year is an AmeriCorps program focused on children and education and she loved working with the public relations team. This sparked her love for community service and activism.
Through a mutual friend, she met her now-husband at Dragon Con, an annual pop culture convention in Atlanta, in 2011. She moved to Alabama to be with him and has resided here for several years, where she became an award-winning writer and administrative assistant. The 2016 election spurred her to political and social activism. She served on the coordinating team that founded Emerge Alabama and currently is a volunteer with Red2Blue, a group of organizers committed to progressive politics.
In her new role with ASAN, Williesha will be responsible for managing the ASAN office, communications, and managing ASAN’s database of contacts, among other things. She is excited to apply her admin assistant background, writing skills, and community relations and organizing skills, to support a vital cause like sustainable agriculture. She’s excited to plug into sustainable agriculture and the Alabamians who protect it.