Jarrett Risper

is the Rise Pennsylvania Deputy State Director. In the beginning of 2018 he took a pause from his studies to become a full time activist and organizer for progressive causes. He started as an intern for a congressional campaign and later began volunteering for multiple Pennsylvania organizations, including Make the Road action where he used his talent in photography to amplify the organizations work on Immigration justice. In the first month of 2019 Jarrett took over as regional field director for a student-led Pennsylvania organization. While serving in that role he led work dealing with free-college, criminal justice reform, and immigration justice.