Candidate name: Joi Chevalier

State: Texas

Bio: For almost two decades, Joi Chevalier has worked as an e-commerce product manager and marketing director for internet venture startups and Fortune 50 companies. She is the communications chair and member-services chair of the Austin Astronomical Society. Chevalier is the creator and owner of the Cook’s Nook, a culinary incubator that provides shared kitchen space, capital access, business development and other support for food entrepreneurs.

Chevalier, who was a Bernie Sanders delegate at county and state conventions in 2016, was a member of the Texas Democratic Party chairman’s Platform Advisory Committee, writing platform sections on voting rights, election transparency, food justice and foreign policy. She is also a member of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, a life member of the National Black MBA Association and a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA. Chevalier graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in Latin and English and a master’s degree in English literature and technology.

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