Political Strategist in Washington, DC
Originally from Charleston, SC, China Dickerson has two decades of experience working in the areas of political campaigns, community development, and the federal government. Ms. Dickerson began her career as a high school student working in her congressman’s district office. She later moved to Washington, DC to attend Howard University.
Upon graduating from Howard, Ms. Dickerson served in the US Peace Corps in El Salvador where for two years she facilitated the formation and improvement of programs that promoted development and capacity building in poverty-stricken municipalities. Her work included organizing and overseeing workshops given to women in regards to their civil rights and prevention of domestic violence; men on the topic of sexism; and youth regarding self-esteem, STD awareness, and sexual abuse.
Returning to the States from the Peace Corps, Ms. Dickerson enrolled in Howard University School of Law. While in law school, she interned at the White House, Podesta Group, and managed Brianne Nadeau’s winning campaign for DC City Council.
In addition to the several advisor and staff positions that she has held, Ms. Dickerson is former Deputy Director of Women Ready for Hillary, a constituency office at Ready for Hillary, where she organized tens of thousands of women across the country to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for President of the United States and former Manager of State Engagement and Development at EMILY's List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, supporting pro-choice Democratic women candidates.
Most recently, Ms. Dickerson was Senior Advisor for Dionne Reeder, who ran for DC City Council, At Large, and Campaign Manager for Lauren Underwood who won her race to be the youngest African American woman elected to U.S. Congress.
Currently, Ms. Dickerson is the National Political Director for Forward Majority, a political organization with the mission of flipping statehouse chambers to a Democrat majority. She is also an adjunct professor at American University.