RISC Staff

Emily Small

Lead Organizer

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Emily has been organizing within the DART network for close to 20 years. Her first 18 years were spent in Florida. She started out at the FAITH organization in Daytona Beach, FL, where she was for her first 4 years. She then spent 14 years as the Lead Organizer of PEACE, in Palm Beach County, FL. Emily came to RISC in September of 2019.

Emily is a native of Philadelphia, and a graduate of Haverford College. She is married with three children.


Ian Donaldson

Associate Organizer

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Ian was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa, independent majoring in Cultural Politics. While in college he organized with UGSDW (Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers) and led canvasses out of Grinnell during the 2019-2020 election cycle.


Sharon Burton

Administrative Assistant

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Sharon Burton is a retired educator from Richmond Public Schools and a resident of Richmond City. She is a graduate of Richmond Public Schools, Virginia Union University (B.A.), and Central Michigan University (M.A.). 

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