Jacob Winterstein is a lifelong Philadelphian. He grew up organizing in the Philadelphia Student Union. He rejoined the organization as a young adult, working as the organization’s first Director of Development. During Jacob’s tenure, PSU’s staff, members and board built a robust grassroots fundraising program.
Jacob went on to work as a poet and teaching artist. He is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon, a collective of poets that organizes multi media poetry productions, artists retreats and slams. From 2014-2018 he was the managing director of Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults which he also co-founded. In 2018-19 Jacob served as the director of operations and finance on Erika Almiron’s city council campaign.
As the Movement Alliance Project’s director of operations, Jacob works to ensure that our internal structures and processes support our staff and strengthen our work. Jacob also leads our sponsored projects program.