Cody Flaherty

Cody is the Finance Director for the congressional campaign of Ilhan Omar, the country’s first Somali-American lawmaker.  Prior to Cody’s current position, she was an organizer and Communications Director for Mayor Melvin Carter who was historically elected as Saint Paul’s first African American mayor, and as a Digital Associate at Alliance for A Better MN, focusing on digital communications and digital fundraising.

She graduated at the top of her class from St. Catherine University.

Her research on civic and social engagement among students has been published in academic journals and the book, Experiential Learning in Philosophy.

Cody is excited and grateful for the opportunity to learn from fellow board members and become more involved with the foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys fostering animals, reading, tutoring, and taking walks around Lake Calhoun.