Meet The executive Team

Amanda was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, where she lived for the first 18 years of her life. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, for her Bachelor of Arts degree, where she studied Global Studies and Strategic Communication. Amanda has always embodied a passion for public service, especially regarding women’s empowerment. After interning for a U.S. Senator in 2017 and serving as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow in 2018, Amanda founded Missouri M.A.D.E. to inspire and empower more MO women to run for public office. The powerful women in her life, particularly her mom, inspire her to diversify the voices representing us in government. She believes that mobilizing and diversifying elections is essential because women have always been steady voices of empathy shaping our society to be the best it can be.

Amanda Morrison (she/her)

Executive Director

Télyse Masaoay (she/her)



Télyse received her Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health & Society and Sociology at Vanderbilt University in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work/Masters in Social Policy at Washington University in St. Louis and works as a Health Policy Associate at a social policy research firm, Mathematica. Télyse's work in sexual violence prevention and climate justice activism has brought her to the realization that the voices of women, especially women of color, have always been at the forefront of social change and progress. She believes in Missouri M.A.D.E. as a vehicle to uplift women from all backgrounds to lead their communities as public servants in any and all capacities.

Chloe Jones (she/her)

Candidate Recruitment and Engagement Manager

Chloe is a rising junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is studying computer science with a minor in political science. As a female in a male-dominated field, she is passionate about empowering women. From her experience on the executive board of the Society of Women Engineers, she believes there is a huge need for women in politics in order to see a positive change regarding the lack of diversity in politics and the STEM field. For her, Missouri M.A.D.E. is the door leading to a more inclusive and representative society. 

Isabel Miller (she/her)

Development and Grants Manager

Isabel is a rising junior attending the University of Missouri-Columbia pursuing a degree in social work with a minor in leadership and public service. In a public service profession, her goal is to provide resources, information and opportunity to those looking to invest in themselves and better their communities. She is excited to be working with an organization that promotes involvement, education and empowerment in a prevalent and influential field. As the Development and Grants Manager, she is eager to help Missouri M.A.D.E. grow and move forward to diversify and improve our political atmosphere.

Josh Sirois (he/his)

Community Relationships and Partnerships Manager

Josh is a recent graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Foreign Service in Global Business and Women's and Gender Studies. He is from of Salem, Missouri, where he spent all 18 years of his life before moving to Washington, D.C. There, his eyes were opened to many backgrounds, experiences and belief systems that he had never known before, and he became accustomed to the diversity and representation that Missouri M.A.D.E. strives to empower. As a gay man, he has experienced years of his life where his sexuality wasn’t accepted and now chooses to work toward ensuring Missouri elects more diverse and inclusive leaders to all offices, thereby building a future where women, people of color and LGBTQ+ folks everywhere are met with acceptance, celebration and support for their identities and are truly represented in public office.

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