Caroline Welles

Executive Director


Caroline Welles is the Executive Director of The First Ask. She was most recently the Director of Surrogates at the DNC, where she additionally served on the political team for the 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2022 election cycles. Caroline has experience working with campaigns across the country, including in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, California, Ohio, and Washington.

Caroline also proudly served the Biden administration at the Department of the Interior. She considers herself a lifelong organizer, having started her career in politics on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2015. She holds a Masters with Honours in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh. Most proudly, she was a co-founder of her high school Democratic club.

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