Kristina Farah Bigdeli (she/her/hers) is a Director of Campaigns based in Southern California, expanding Field First’s consulting services to progressive candidates in the Western United States.
Prior to joining Field First, Kristina served as the California Democratic Party’s GOTV Director in the 25th District, electing Katie Hill to Congress and flipping the Republican-held seat. She was also the GOTV Director and consultant for Katie Hill’s narrow primary victory, as well as Campaign Manager for Coastal Commissioner Roberto Uranga’s re-election to Long Beach City Council.
In Massachusetts, Kristina served as Deputy GOTV Director on Ayanna Pressley’s historic congressional campaign in 2018, Field Director for Martha Coakley’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign, Deputy Field Director for Ed Markey’s 2013 special election to the U.S. Senate, and Data Director and Regional Field Director on President Obama’s re-election in 2012. She was recognized as the “most effective border staff nationwide” for the number of volunteers mobilized to New Hampshire.
On the national level, Kristina served as Managing Director for Stronger U.S. and Stronger U.S. Education Fund, 501(c)3/c(4) that focused on building power in underrepresented communities and measuring the impact of community organizing on voter turnout. As Deputy Regional Director for Northeastern States at Organizing for Action, she oversaw 12 staff on 8 issue campaigns to pressure 29 Members of Congress by leveraging coalitions and building high capacity grassroots infrastructure. She also served on President Obama’s Inaugural Committee in 2013, organizing thousands of representatives from all over the United States to march in the Inaugural Parade.
Kristina holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Italian from University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied feminist Italian literature. A proud first generation American of Italian and Iranian descent, she lives with her fiancé Kasey and their dog Tini in Long Beach, CA.