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Executive Director

Abigail Swetz

Abigail Swetz (she/her) comes to Fair Wisconsin with an extensive history of policy, communications, public education, and advocacy experience driven by a deep passion for LGBTQ+ rights and queer liberation. She is an award-winning teacher, having been named the 2017 Educator of the Year by GSAFE, and has been recognized for her writing and performance at theatre festivals. Most recently, she served as Communications Director at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, where she was also a member of the State Superintendent's Cabinet. A powerful public speaker, she spoke at the Women’s March on Madison alongside student poets, and is a spoken word artist in her own right. A former foster parent teacher and GSA advisor, and new adoptive parent, Abigail believes strongly in ensuring that Wisconsin is not only safe and welcoming today, but also a state where LGBTQ+ rights are protected and our community celebrated for many generations to come.

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Policy and Advocacy Director

Sean O'Brien

Sean O’Brien (he/him) currently serves as the Policy and Advocacy Director at Fair Wisconsin. He joined Fair Wisconsin in October of 2020 as the GOTV Coordinator and later transitioned into the role of Advocacy and Organizing Strategist. Sean first became active in Wisconsin politics during the 2011 Act 10 uprising and the subsequent campaign to recall Governor Walker in 2012. In 2016, he worked with For Our Future and interned for State Representative Chris Taylor, shortly before working on Governor Evers’s 2018 campaign and later in his office. Sean was active on his college campus as the founding voice for the Queer Student Center, the President of Edgewood SAFE, the Vice-President of the Edgewood College Democrats, and Vice President the Edgewood College Pre-Law Society. Sean graduated Magna Cum Laude from Edgewood College in 2020 with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Photography.

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Accountant

Marilyn Beckman

Marilyn Beckman (she/her) is a proud union retiree who brings decades of accounting expertise to Fair Wisconsin, ensuring that every dollar in or out effectively powers our work toward LGBTQ equality.

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Statewide Organizer

cait Mallery

Cait Mallery (They/Them) is a health equity advocate, facilitator, and community organizer, who comes to Fair Wisconsin with five years of experience in outreach, advocacy, and leadership development. They are passionate about issues of reproductive rights and justice, gender-based discrimination, and mass incarceration, and particularly enjoy developing youth leadership and organizing skills. Cait graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Gender Studies and Astronomy, and a concentration in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies.

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Development Associate

Ziggy Odogun

Ziggy (She/her)  here, firstly I would love to state that I am a massive lover, hugger and motivator. I am beyond excited to start my new venture here at Fair Wisconsin. The future of mankind is very bright and colorful!

As a British Native who used to be an elite, professional athlete; I strive to educate people about what they are currently capable of and what they can also achieve in the future. I am a believer of potential, I am an advocate of equity and I am a spiritual being who loves to spread love, acceptance and understanding through embodying my past life experiences.

My love for life, self care and my 9 year old pup Leonard, propelled me into the fine arts of photography; being a photographer and seeing the world through a different lens has opened up my heart to many types of wanderlust. I enjoy travelling for the purpose of cultural immersion and I stay relatively fit for the purpose of eating all types of delectable foods from around the world. I believe in balance and solace!

Encounters with me will be memorable in the most organic ways. I aim to make an impact in individual lives, one by one. I strive to increase my knowledge through immersing myself in many walks of life, cultures and experiences with different communities.