National Communications Director
Richard started working with United for a Fair Economy on the Raising Wages NC project in July 2017, and began consulting on communications in January 2018. He then became the organization's national communications coordinator in February 2019, and was promoted to national communications director in December 2019.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with a dual-degree in political science and journalism. While there, he was a member of the campus's student organizing community. Leading campaigns for safe labor contracts in the University's supply chain, Richard worked as a regional organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops. After this initial exposure to organizing, Richard led campaigns to stop privatization and responded to a Republican takeover of the University's governance structure by mobilizing student, worker, and community voices.