Benet has been a member of the Appleseed family since 2009 when he served as the Harvard Law School Kaufman‐Skirnick Fellow for Appleseed's immigrant financial access project. He led Kansas Appleseed from 2013 to 2019, and joined the national Appleseed office as interim executive director in June 2020. After a decade in the Appleseed Network, Benet continues to be inspired by the Appleseed promise to confront deep-rooted injustices through community-driven, systemic advocacy.
Sarah Pacilio joined Appleseed in June 2019 as a Princeton AlumniCorps fellow and joined Appleseed full time in May 2020 as the Network Manager. Originally from Sackets Harbor, NY, Sarah graduated from Princeton University in 2019 with a degree in politics. Prior to graduating, she held internship positions in the office of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as well as with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica, NY. At Princeton, Sarah was active as Vice President of Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice. In this position, she successfully advocated to take steps towards achieving menstrual equity on campus.