Drew Pearson
Year
2019
Position
J&B Importers, Head of Receiving

Drew Pearson is an active and passionate community advocate in Schenectady, NY. In 2017, he founded Bike Old Dorp, a recurring social bike ride. Bike Old Dorp serves to girder the local bike community, introduce riders to many city neighborhoods, and build on-street confidence for both new and experienced riders. Drew runs semi-annual low-cost bike maintenance workshops, and is involved in pushing transportation equity across all modes of public transport. Drew serves on the Board of Directors for Electric City Barn, a nonprofit maker space that provides economic opportunity for local artists of all backgrounds. He is also working to build a collaborative network of small businesses in Schenectady, and is excited about diversifying growth in his adopted hometown. He often spends time frequenting and connecting local businesses. Drew has been a volunteer for multiple local campaigns, and is interested in studying voter turnout strategies and engaging the voting public through everyday service. In his free time, Drew is involved in local bike advocacy, plays Ultimate Frisbee, hikes and camps, and supports local arts with his partner Katherine Stephens. He is excited to be trained under an organization whose local footprint has produced powerful community leaders, whom he considers great examples.