In 2017 Parkes decided to leave her home in Detroit, Michigan and her career as a Firefighter/EMT to work as a community organizer. Her passion for voter literacy and voter education has led her to travel all over the country, working on multiple campaigns with record voter turnout! Her love for Nevada and the people that make up its diverse communities has led her to work as Organizing Director with One APIA Nevada. She wants to ensure the APIA community in Nevada has their voices amplified and front of mind when policies are being made. She is most excited about OAN's team of great organizers who will be leading the community engagement efforts.