Jett Jonelis (they/she)
As the advocacy manager for the ACLU of South Dakota, Jett builds the ACLU’s public education and advocacy programs through coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying. They ensure that supporters of the ACLU of South Dakota have the tools, information, and opportunities to be effective advocates on issues like LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit rights, Indigenous justice, and criminal justice reform. Jett is dedicated to working in community with activists, organizers, and changemakers across the state to create a more just and equitable world for all South Dakotans.
Antonio Serrano (he/him)
As the advocacy manager for the ACLU of Wyoming, Antonio builds the ACLU’s public education and advocacy programs through coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying. He’s played crucial roles in campaigns like WyoSayNo, a coalition that fought and successfully blocked two private prison companies from building an immigration detention center in the state, and the Wyoming Rapid Response Network, a team that documents actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the state.
Janna Farley (she/her)
As communications director, Janna oversees the communications program for the ACLU of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming chapter and is responsible for developing communications strategies that help promote the ACLU’s mission to protect and advance civil liberties in the three states. These strategies include print and online communications, social media, media outreach, brand management, and provocative storytelling.
Cherise C. Alexander (she/her, they/them)
Cherise is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families in South Dakota and Washington state. She specializes in gender and sexuality topics within her therapeutic practice. Additionally, she has presented on topics related to gender, sexuality, relationships, and conflict management over the past 10 years for local and national organizations. Cherise believes education and connection are the first steps toward change and creating a more meaningful experience between people of diﬀerent backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences.