Antonia is a veteran political consultant and dedicated Democratic Party activist who has worked for, advised or trained political campaigns, party committees and advocacy organizations across the country, from Jerry Brown to Jeanne Shaheen to the Democratic Parties of Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, Idaho and Virginia.
Antonia worked directly with cognitive linguist and best-selling author, George Lakoff, to develop practical ways for people to apply progressive framing in political campaigns.
She has always been interested in developing new technology and methods, participating in the creation of one of the first online volunteer management systems for the Jim Webb campaign in 2006, and winning an international award for her work in strategic targeting for the Center for American Progress.
Antonia continues to search for new ways to improve the political campaign craft to gain strategic and tactical advantages. She regularly delves into academic research in communications, decision psychology, cognitive linguistics and cultural anthropology, and studies the history and development of new practices in the sales, advertising and marketing industries in order to bring this knowledge to the political community.
The state Democratic Parties of Arizona, Florida, Virginia, Idaho and Minnesota, the Center for American Progress, Jerry Brown, Mark Warner, Jim Webb, the New Hampshire Democratic coordinated campaign (Jeanne Shaheen and Katrina Swett), Jim Moran (VA-8), Victoria Wulsin (OH-2), Michele Young (OH-01), Wayne Powell (VA-7), Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Arlington County Democratic Committee, National Prostate Cancer Coalition, Greenpeace, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Oakland Unified School District, Consumer Attorneys of California, No on Prop 37, and others.