IDF Executive Director
Reiny Cohen is a graduate of IDF’s class of 2014, and served as Program Director for classes ’15-’18 before stepping up as Executive Director. Mentoring and training young Democrats to run for office and work in government has become her passion and Reiny works to give back to this program that gave her so much.
Reiny spends her days as Director of Communications for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, working to pass laws that protect tenants, secure funding for affordable homes, and organize advocates with lived experience of housing insecurity. Before IDF led her on the path to advocacy, Reiny had a 15 year career in Seattle radio – most recently you may have heard her on KUOW/NPR. She lives in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood with her partner and their dog, and can be spotted around town playing Big Buck Hunter, singing terrible karaoke, or at some awesome drag show.