About Us

We are a team of individuals driven by a passion for transportation as it intersects with reparative and environmental justice.

Posed group photo of 7 people smiling with a tan brick wall behind them.
People biking down a closed Minnehaha avenue


We work to put people first in transportation.

Our Streets works to lead the nation in putting people first by transforming transportation and infrastructure in the Twin Cities, the metro region and the state of Minnesota. We do this by making our streets places where people can easily and comfortably walk, bike, roll, and use public transit.

Meet the Team

José Antonio Zayas Cabán

Executive Director

Ember Rasmussen

Community Development and Events Senior Manager

Alex Burns

Advocacy and Policy Manager

Carly Ellefsen

Communications Manager

Yasmin Hirsi

Advocacy Coordinator

Fermín de Cermon

Events and Volunteer Specialist

Raquel Sidie-Wagner

Legislative and Community Engagement Specialist

Alexa Bobyak

Operations, HR, and Individual Giving Coordinator

Joe Harrington

GIS Mapping Specialist

Ali Sawler

Data Analyst

Jessie Merriam

Public History Specialist

Greg Hindy


Nick Hutchinson


Mel Nevilles


Joey Whitesman



Our benefits

  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Flexible Location (Office, Hybrid, Remote are all encouraged)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Matching
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Bike/Walk Stipend and transit cost sharing
  • Health, Dental and Vision Stipend
  • Sick and Safe Time

Join the Team

Our Streets is looking for community members interested in joining our Board of Directors to contribute towards our mission of people-first transit. Being a part of the board is an incredibly rewarding way to support streets for people!

Don’t see an opening, but would love to work for us? Apply, and we’ll consider you when we have one!

Meet the Board

Laura Groenjes Mitchell

Board President

Nat Turner

Board Vice President

Carter Breunig

Board Treasurer

Alexander Furneaux

Board Secretary

Soren Stevenson

Calla Blaney Martin

Ted Duepner

Michelle Van Engen

Sylvie Hyman

person smiling with "everyone belongs" on a quilt square from a community event



Whether you have questions about campaigns, are interested in partnering, or want to say hello, let’s connect.