This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

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Marquita Sanders

@Marquita Sanders most recently served as the Director of Volunteer Operations for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee for the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. In this capacity, she and her team recruited and trained over 50,000 volunteers to assist in the successful execution of the historic event in our nation’s Capital. Prior to joining the Inaugural Committee, Ms. Sanders worked as the Director of Volunteer Coordination for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this role, she led her team in ongoing efforts to engage the local community while recruiting and placing approximately 12, 000 volunteers for the nominating convention of President Barack Obama. Sanders is a graduate of Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Following her studies, Sanders worked with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in the White House Liaison Fellowship Program as a political appointee. Much of her work with the Department was with the Secretary's Advance travel team and in Low Intensity Conflict Policy. While there she contributed to development of defense partnership programs for developing countries. Additionally, Sanders worked on community outreach initiatives for soldiers wounded in combat, transitioning soldiers and their families.