China Dickerson, Political Strategist
Originally from Charleston, SC, China Dickerson has almost two decades of experience working in the areas of political campaigns, community development, and the federal government. Dickerson began her career as a high school student working in her congressman’s district office and she was recently elected to serve as DC Ward 2B04 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.
After college, Dickerson served for two years in the US Peace Corps in El Salvador. Her work included organizing and overseeing workshops for women on civil rights and prevention of domestic violence; for men on sexism; and for youth on self-esteem, STD awareness, and sexual abuse. She returned to the U.S. for law school, during which she interned at the White House, Podesta Group, and managed Brianne Nadeau's winning campaign for DC City Council.
Dickerson is former Deputy Director of Women Ready for Hillary, and former Manager of State Engagement and Development at EMILY's List. Most recently, Dickerson was Senior Advisor for Dionne Reeder, who ran for DC City Council, At Large and Campaign Manager for WeLead alumna Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) who recently won her race to be the youngest African American woman elected to U.S. Congress.
Currently, Dickerson is the National Political Director for Forward Majority, a political organization with the mission of flipping state house chambers to a Democrat majority. Dickerson is also proud to serve on the executive boards of Women Under Forty PAC and Men4Choice.
Dickerson earned a Law degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Communications from Howard University. She last spoke at the November 2022 WeLead training session on Campaign Management.