Passion, authenticity, and persistence. These qualities have helped Theodros successfully organize labor members from DMV employees to doctors; dramatically increase numbers for membership associations; win elections from candidates’ races and ballot measures to legislative bills; and push for organizational transformation that includes a lens for anti-racism and empowers all.  

As an undergraduate at UC Davis, Theodros worked as a Peer Advising Counselor, serving predominantly BIPOC students by providing social, academic and personal counseling. Theodros also helped establish the first student recruitment and retention center for African and African American students. Theodros earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science in 2003. 

Theodros comes from a long background of organizing and advocacy in grassroots, labor and politics.  After college, Theodros had the pleasure of serving as a Great Valley Fellow with the Great Valley Center - a public policy think-tank. In 2016, Theodros was responsible for organizing the first private sector bargaining units of physicians and medical practitioners in the history of the state of Washington. He's worked with numerous nonprofits and membership-based associations, and also as the Principal of his own consulting firm, The Gashaw Group.

Theodros is originally from Los Banos, and is a longtime resident of Sacramento.