Sonte Ricks is the Deputy Organizing Director at ROC NY and began organizing in 2004. She served as Director for Recording Artist David Banner’s and T.I.’s Heal the Hood Foundation. Thereafter, she worked as the Southeast Marketing Coordinator for Sean Comb's Vote or Die campaign. In 2006, she joined the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). During her time as SEIU, she was an Organizing Coordinator for the Property Services and Health Care Divisions. At SEIU she was also the WAVE trainer where she was responsible for training the Lead Organizers at SEIU’s national local offices. Thereafter in 2011, she worked with SEIU to develop the Organizing strategy for the Fight for 15 Campaign, she then served as Lead Organizer and Staff trainer for the campaign prototype in New York City. Sonte has been at ROC United for 2 years.