Civic Engagement Organizer, Common Cause North Carolina
Trey Chanel Gibson is a community organizer, educator and writer working at the intersection of reproductive justice and liberation through creative expression. She was originally raised in Brooklyn, New York before moving to Concord, North Carolina where she graduated from Central Cabarrus High School. The experience of living in both urban and rural communities directly impacted her appreciation for public service that seeks to build cultural understanding and heal divides among diverse populations. She received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University and is currently a Civic Engagement Organizer with Common Cause North Carolina. Trey is an active volunteer with intimate partner violence prevention organizations and uses her experience as a survivor to advocate for solutions to end gender-based violence. Prior to joining Common Cause, she was an organizer on the #Fight4HER campaign where she mobilized students and volunteers for progressive reproductive health policies. Trey started community organizing in 2008 as a member of Teen Democrats of Cabarrus County, and her writing and research centers gender, sexuality, and impacts of the African diaspora. In addition to her passion for advocacy and public service, Trey is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys hiking and camping with her partner and two dogs.