Our Team

Naomi Wolf

Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Naomi Wolf is a bestselling author, columnist, and professor; she is a graduate of Yale University and received a doctorate from Oxford. She is cofounder and CEO of DailyClout.io, a successful civic tech company. Since the publication of her landmark international bestseller, The Beauty Myth, which The New York Times called “one of the most important books of the 20th century," Dr Wolf’s other seven bestsellers have been translated worldwide. The End of America and Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries, predicted the current crisis in authoritarianism and presented effective tools for citizens to promote civic engagement. Dr Wolf trains thought leaders of tomorrow, teaching public presentation to Rhodes Scholars and co-leading a Stony Brook University that gave professors skills to become public intellectuals. She was a Rhodes scholar herself, and was an advisor to the Clinton re-election campaign and to Vice President Al Gore. Dr Wolf has written for every major news outlet in the US and many globally; she had four opinion columns, including in The Guardian and the Sunday Times of London. She lives with her husband, private detective Brian O’Shea, in the Hudson Valley.

Nishka Dhawan

Nishka Dhawan is a junior and is currently attending NYU's College of Arts & Science.

Bhavani Pitti

Bhavani Pitti is a junior, attending NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Anjali Pitti

Anjali Pitti is a junior, attending NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Kori Higgins

Data Analyst
Kori Higgins is the Director of Business Development at Landscape Capital Management, a New York-based quantitative investment manager. Kori began her career in the political sector, having spent time in the U.S. Senate, on the 2008 campaign trail, at an international think tank working on European Defense Policy, and at a non-profit focused on women and security issues. Kori received her BA from Bard College in Political Science and Sociology.

Lake Wolosker

Producer & Editor
Lake joined DailyClout to head video production. He graduated Manhattan College in May 2015 and has been working at NBC in program coordination for the last two years

Executive Advisory Board

Charlotte Walker

Tech Strategist
Charlotte is a Director and C-Suite Executive who has served on public, private and non-profit boards over the past 25 years. She has been a principal and co-founder in software companies such as MOCA Systems, Purchased and Doolli and she has advised many other companies, both public and private, in the technology sector. Earlier in her career she was on Wall Street at firms such as Bear Stearns & Co., BT Alex. Brown & Co. and Martin Simpson & Company where she was Chairman and CEO. She has served as COO for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve and Chairman & CEO of Sanctuary Woods, a NASDAQ-listed company. She began her career at General Electric (GEISCO) as a software developer. She holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Fran Sheff-Mauer

Creative Director
Fran is a graphic designer for non-profit organizations and small businesses. In her role as a Creative Director, her global advertising projects have been seen on the Super Bowl, in Times Square and all social media platforms. Her traditional and digital work has been recognized nationally and internationally with Cannes Lions, Effie Gold and Silvers, One Show Interactive and more. Working in New York on 9/11 shaped her view to do projects that make a difference in the world. She is a consultant for New York Says Thank You Foundation, Creating Stars of HOPE, Box of HOPE and for Love is Stronger Than Hate, a brand that supports the mission of the Foundation and is reaching 1,000,000 in sales. Daily Clout is a passion project for Fran, the importance of making legislation easy to understand and share is necessary for our democracy.

Industry Advisory Board

Dawn Barber

Corporate Development
Dawn  is the CoFounder NY Tech Meetup. She has advised numerous tech start-ups, business and governmental entities, and investors alike. She was one of NYNMA’s directors from 1998-2001. She has produced several Shorty Awards, Gadgetoff, etc. Dawn was one of the first Pipeline Fund fellow and sits on the boards of InSITE and MOUSE. In addition, she serves on the Alliance for Downtown NY Leadership Council NYC's COPIC.

Kahlil Byrd

Corporate Development
Founder and CEO of Forward Progress in Politics. Kahlil was formerly President of Student First, a political advocacy group founded by Michelle Ree. From 2009-2012, he was CEO of Americans Elect which aimed to reshape the U.S. presidential primary system and nominate a bipartisan candidate. He regularly advises Republican leaders and advocates.

Tom Bruning

Data Science
Tom is an Adjunct Statistics Professor at New Jersey City University School of Business at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Tom helps technology startups to operationalize data analytics. He holds a MBA from Xavier University.

Stephanie Berger

Business Development
A veteran of three presidential campaigns, Stephanie is an expert in the field of political fundraising and has successfully raised over $200M for the Democratic Party, charities, and non-profit organizations.

Patricia Duff

Business Development
Founder of The Common Good, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that strives to bridge the growing divisions that threaten the nation; she has worked as a political strategist in DC, assisted with dozens of political races across the U.S., served on the Congressional investigative committee that reexamined the assassinations of JFK and MLK, and has sat on a number of boards including, Library of Congress Board of Trustees, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Board of Visitors, Lincoln Center Film Society.

Legal Advisory

Deana Pollard Sacks

Legal Advisor
Deana is originally from Gig Harbor, Washington and received law degrees from the University of Southern California and U.C. Berkeley. She is licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, California, and Washington. As a law professor, her scholarship has centered on civil rights, children’s health and development, implicit bias, and regulation of dangerous speech. She has authored numerous law review articles and was a contributing author in the groundbreaking book, Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012). In 2014, she started a grassroots talk show, Meet The Professors (www.meettheprofessors.org), to provide free public access to professors’ expertise concerning pressing social issues in a conversational and upbeat format. She joined the DailyClout team in 2021 as a legal advisor and drafter of model legislation.