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Mike Burns

Mike Burns

National Director

Michael Burns is the National Director for Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project. He spent over five years working in electoral politics prior to law school. During law school Mike was enrolled in CUA’s Law and Public Policy Certificate program and was awarded a...

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Kathryn Quintin

Deputy Director

Kathryn Quintin is the Deputy Director for Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project. She has spent the last ten years of her career fighting for democracy, social justice, and advocating for the voices of young people. Before joining Fair Elections Center's Campus Vote... 

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Khaula Zafar

Communications Director

Khaula is based in Columbus, Ohio where she attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology, with minors in Political Science and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Rachel Clay

Rachel Clay

Senior Regional Manager

Rachel graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in women’s studies. While at Appalachian State, Rachel worked for two years as an organizer for Ignite NC...

Kassie Phebillo

Kassie Phebillo

Curriculum & Research Manager
 

Kassie Phebillo is the Curriculum & Research Manager for Campus Vote Project. She is a Communication Studies PhD Candidate at the University of Texas Austin, where she studies the intersection... 

Dylan Sellers

Dylan Sellers

National HBCU Director

Dylan Sellers is a husband, brother, son, and community activist. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has served as a member of the Children’s Defense Fund-New Abolitionist Association, the Cleveland Community Police...

Chuck Black

Chuck Black

National Voter Friendly Campus Director

Chuck Black was elevated to Midwest Regional Manager after serving for three years as CVP’s Pennsylvania State Coordinator. Currently, he is a graduate student at Temple University in their Higher Education program, and also... 

Cirra Malone CVP Georgia State Coordinator

Ciarra Malone

Regional Manager

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ciarra is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University (KSU), with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a double minor in International Affairs and African/ African Diaspora Studies.

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Deb Gruver

Press Secretary

Deb is press secretary for Fair Elections Center. A longtime reporter, she learned the ropes at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Before her admission to the ...

Alexis Crosby, CVP Ohio Deputy State Coordinator

Alexis Crosby

Ohio, State Coordinator

Alexis is a Cleveland native who has worked intensively in education, specifically in empowering youth and providing equitable access to marginalized kids in the areas of work force development and technology ..

Kristin Hansen

Kristin Hansen

Wisconsin, State Coordinator

Kristin Hansen is a skilled organizer with experience working with the Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and other community organizations. She also has performed party political organizing activities in Wisconsin at the local and state levels. Kristin has a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Carroll University.

Landon Myers

Landon Myers

Michigan, State Coordinator

Landon Myers recently graduated with a Master of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. While attending graduate school, Landon was involved with the Program in Practical ... 

Bianca Avery

Bianca Avery

Texas, State Coordinator

Louisiana born and Texas raised, Bianca is an educator, political strategist, and community organizer based out of Dallas,Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and completed her graduate studies in ...

Amanda LaRoche

Amanda LaRoche

North Carolina, State Coordinator

Amanda is the North Carolina State Coordinator for Campus Vote Project. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Folklore from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette...

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Amber Wilt

Virginia, State Coordinator

Amber Wilt is a recent graduate from Shenandoah University with a B.A. in Political Science with a focus in law and legal studies. She found her passion for encouraging voting among her peers as a college student, and worked as a Democracy Fellow for CVP her final  ...

Joe Ola

Joseph Olah

Pennsylvania, State Coordinator

Joseph Olah out of Coal Township, Pennsylvania. Graduated from Elizabethtown College in May of 2022 with a major in political science. Joseph worked as a Democracy fellow during his junior and senior year and interned in the PA General Assembly.  He is passionate ... 

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D'Bria Bradshaw

Florida, State Coordinator

D’Bria Bradshaw, Esq., MBA is the Florida State Coordinator for Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project. Her legal experience & insight has allowed her to offer legal support for election & voter protection causes with Election Protection & legal assistance for...

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Emma Burns

Arizona, State Coordinator

Emma Burns was born and raised in Arizona, and recently graduated with a BS in Criminology and a BA in Environmental Sustainability from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in student advocacy spaces since 2019, and has been a political organizer...

Dominique Mitchell

Dominique Mitchell

HBCU Coordinator

A native of Connecticut, Dominique is a New Englander at heart. She graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in political science. At Barry, she served as the vice president of the student government association and as a...

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Khalil Hinson

Georgia, State Coordinator

Khalil “ KJ” Hinson (he/him)

Is a 27-year-old organizer and a native of Atlanta, Georgia. KJ has spent the past five years assisting marginalized communities build power. Educating, activating, and advocating for the youth in particular. From the humble...

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Lauren Schueler

Curriculum & Research Associate

Lauren Schueler is the Curriculum & Research Associate for Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project. Lauren is an experienced campus administrator, community organizer, and an elected official on the Norman City Council in Oklahoma. Prior to joining CVP, she ...

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Jane Johnston

Communications Associate

Jane is the Communications Associate for Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project. She is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she attended Grand Valley State University and earned a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies...

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Kala Washington

Texas, Deputy State Coordinator

Kala Washington is a recent graduate of the illustrious HBCU, Prairie View A&M University. She began her work as a community organizer there on campus while obtaining her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioral and Political Science...

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Jaylin Drewry

Virginia, Deputy State Coordinator

Jaylin Drewry is a recent graduate of the illustrious Norfolk State University, where he first began his work in civic engagement on and off campus. While serving in multiple leadership positions on campus including SGA President, Jaylin served as a Democracy Fellow...

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Teri Seabrook

Ohio, Deputy State Coordinator

Teri Seabrook is a Columbus, Ohio native and has a background in higher education, specializing in advising and student support. She obtained her master's degree for Leadership in Higher Education at Baldwin Wallace University...

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Justin Calhoun

HBCU, Deputy State Coordinator

Justin Calhoun is a fierce advocate leading change at the intersection of social justice through grassroots organizing and social media. He is a graduate of Howard University and a digital creator who got his start advocating for LGBT inclusion at HBCUs. At 21, Justin created Howard...
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Taron Lilly

Legacy Initiative Graduate Assistant

Taron Lilly is a first-year Peace and Conflict Studies graduate student at UNC Greensboro. At her undergraduate institution, Guilford College, Taron studied English and Media Studies and minored in...

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Destiny Farmer

Legacy Initiative Graduate Assistant

Destiny Farmer is a proud HBCU alum of the illustrious Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating from XULA with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a double minor in chemistry... 

Marrissa Farmer

Marissa Farmer

Research Intern

Marissa Farmer is a third-year student at the University of Florida and currently serving as the Campus Vote Project's National Research Intern. She is pursuing a dual degree in statistics and political science and has always been interested in studying public opinion and policy ...

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Naomi Barbour

Programming Intern

Naomi is currently attending Eastern Michigan University as a Pre-Law/Political Science Major, with a minor in Non-Profit & Public Administration. Her most recent achievement is working with CVP as a National Programming Intern.

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Anna Foster

Voter Friendly Campus Intern

Anna Foster is a third-year student majoring in political science and psychology with a minor in criminology at Butler University. She is interested in studying political and legal psychology. At her university...

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Fiorella Recchioni

Communications Intern

Fiorella is a second-year student at the University of Florida, where she is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Mass Communications. Over her first year in Gainesville, she worked at her university radio...

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Yasmine Ganemtore

Communications Intern

Yasmine Ganemtore is excited to be joining the CVP communication team as an intern. Ganemtore is currently a rising sophomore pursuing degrees in Political Science and English with the goal of...

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Shellby Branch

Curriculum & Research Intern

Shellby Branch is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia studying Higher Education. Her research focuses on the experience of disadvantaged college students and institutions as structures that...

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Rachel John

Voter Friendly Campus Intern

Rachel John is a 2nd-year student double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies at Wayne State University, a school in the heart of Detroit. When she is not working on civic engagement and voter...

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Taylor Easter

Programming Intern

Taylor Easter is a third-year student at Widener University, where she
is a dual major in Political Science and Sociology. She is incredibly
excited to join CVP as a National Programming Intern. On her...

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