Our ambitious team
C. Wesley Daniel
C. Wesley founded ambitiousX to support the next generation of pioneers transforming communities. Inspired by his grandfather, C. Wesley began his community organizing career at 8 years old campaigning for the first black female mayor of Atlanta. He founded a PR & marketing company at 16 and a few years later became a Legislative Chief of Staff at the Georgia House of Representatives. C. Wesley has led public policy efforts to redesign public education and led the drafting team for $25B economic development legislation. He has also been on the leadership team for $1M+ political campaigns in Georgia and California. C. Wesley also leads product development at a frontier technology firm.
Founder & Managing Director // Future Schools Project
As a former PEACE Corps member and classroom teacher, Gillian has a diverse background in forward leaning educational program design and instructional support. She has led community engagement work for Envision San Diego, co-founded a K-8 Charter School in Savannah, Georgia and works with over 100 teachers and principals on instructional technology design with Savannah Chatham County Schools.
Mellissa Prescott Crawford
Portfolio Manager // Ambitious Action Fund
Mellissa has managed several state and local political campaigns and served as a Congressional Party Chair organizing thousands of community leaders for GOTV campaigns. She has led community development and engagement programs for several local municipalities.