About | Our Staff

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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, including two years as the Executive Director of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

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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.

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Raaheela Ahmed is the Deputy Director for Fair Elections Center's  Campus Vote Project. She is an experienced activist and organizer from Maryland and an elected official on the Prince George's County School Board, who has worked with several nonprofit organizations including America Reads*America Counts and New American Leaders.

Raaheela Ahmed

Deputy Director

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Rachel Clay

Southeast 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

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... 

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Dylan Sellers

National HBCU Manager

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...

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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... 

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Madeline Doane

Virginia, State Coordinator

Madeline Doane is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she double majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Latin America. She has been active in the Richmond and VCU...

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Ciarra Malone

Georgia, State Coordinator       


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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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 ..

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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

Kiani A. Gardner

North Carolina, State Coordinator

Kiani is a scientist and professor turned political organizer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from Washington University (St Louis, MO) and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Duke University (Durham, NC) before entering the NC Community .....

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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 ...

Ricardo Almodovar

Pennsylvania, State Coordinator

Ricardo was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. He earned his Associate degree in Social Science from Harrisburg Area Community College. He continued at Millersville University and earned his Bachelor Degree with a dual major in Spanish Language and International ....

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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 Policy Engagement researching the ..... 

Arielle Mizrahi

Florida, State Coordinator


Arielle is a community and campus organizer based in St. Pete, Florida. Prior to joining Campus Vote Project, she was a Campus Organizer and Organizing Director with Student PIRGs, a student-run and largely student-funded nonprofit. During her time with PIRGs ... 

Justa Lopez

Arizona, State Coordinator


Justa Lopez was born and raised in Arizona, where she has recently graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelors in Political Science and Global Studies. She’s currently continuing her education at ASU to receive her MPA. Justa has a passion for educating and ...

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Steven Adelson

National Manager of Redistricting Fellows


Steven Adelson (they/them & he/him) is the National Manager of Redistricting Fellows at Campus Vote Project. They are working with college student Redistricting Fellows across nine states to ensure that college student voices are heard as part of the redistricting process...

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Janae Steggall

Voter Friendly Campus Intern 


Janae Steggall is the Voter Friendly Campus Intern for Campus Vote Project. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in  Government at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been an activist for youth civic engagement and passionate about accessible elections since a young  ...

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Jashaun C. Hyde

HBCU Intern


Jashaun C. Hyde hails from Richmond, Virginia and is a Senior at Virginia State University. As a strong-minded and adaptable individual, Jashaun feels he is a good fit for politics On campus he has held the position of  Student Ambassador, while also serving as ....

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Jenna Greene

Student Programming Intern                     jgreene@campusvoteproject.org 

Jenna is an incoming Senior at Texas Lutheran University, set to earn her bachelor's degree in political science in Spring of 2022. She has been serving as a Democracy Fellow on her campus, while also being involved in multiple on-campus organizations and clubs dedicated to ....

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Sofia Lozano

Communications Intern 


Sofia is a politically motivated Latina from Laredo, Texas with a passion for voting rights and democracy. She is currently a Senior political science major at Texas A&M University set to graduate in December 2021. Sofia believes that students should be more informed in ..