DeNora Getachew is the New York City Executive Director of Generation Citizen, a 9-year-old national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to reinvigorating civics education in secondary schools in order to educate and empower the next generation of young people.
DeNora is an executive leader with over 15 years of legal, fundraising, and policy and advocacy experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She began her career working on local democracy and government reform at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; and at state good government nonprofit Citizens Union. Throughout her career, DeNora has shaped state and local policy on a diverse portfolio of issues, including modernizing voting and campaign finance laws; increasing police accountability; and improving public education. DeNora is an alumna of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Fordham University School of Law. She has contributed to the Des Moines Register, Gotham Gazette, Huffington Post, the New York Times’ City blog, and Newsday, and has been featured on WNYC and NY1, among other media sources.