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

Raaheela Ahmed

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

Khaula Zafar

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

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

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 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...

Chuck Black

Chuck Black

Midwest Regional Manager

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... 

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 ..

Cirra Malone CVP Georgia State Coordinator

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.

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 ...

Justa Lopez

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 ...

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 ... 

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...


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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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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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...

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 ...


Kennedy Evers 

HBCU Intern

Kennedy Evers is a second year political science major legal communications minor at Howard University. This year she works as the Campus Vote Projects fall National HBCU Intern. Kennedy's mission of ensuring her peers have a voice at the polls drew her to the ...

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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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Marley Fishburn

Communications Intern

Marley is a Junior at William & Mary majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in conservation. She is a proud Virginia Democracy Fellow and voting rights advocate. Marley leads her campus’s Voter Engagement Action Committee and serves as Secretary of...

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Reilley Flood

Communications Intern

Reilley is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Anthropology at the University of North Texas. As a Texan, she is passionate about voting rights and accessibility to voting. She was previously a Democracy Fellow for CVP. She is also the president of UNT’s...

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Adriana Paez

Curriculum & Research Intern

Adriana Paez is a PhD student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) pursuing a degree in educational leadership with an emphasis on youth civic engagement. She utilizes a critical lens for community gain at the intersection of education, social justice...

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Andres Cubillos

Voter Friendly Campus Intern

Andres is a 3rd year student at Florida State University double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. Andres has worked on increasing youth voter engagement since his freshman year at FSU where he increased FSU's youth voter turnout by 13%. Andres has been...

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Chauncy Whaley

Communications Intern

Chauncy Maurice Whaley is a senior communication scholar at Edward Waters University (EWU),
Florida's oldest Historical Black College or University and private institution. He was born in Jacksonville,
Florida, to Claretha Whaley Kirtsey...  

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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...